Digital firm enjoys rapid expansion

A fast-growing Birmingham digital agency has announced a record 210 per cent increase in turnover just weeks after it was recognised as the city’s best small business.

City centre-based Lightbox was founded in 2005 by Rob Pollard from a spare desk at a friend’s office in Lichfield.

The business moved to John Bright Street in 2015 and has since enjoyed rapid expansion, more than doubling its staff head-count from six to 14 in two years.

Turnover has more than doubled and the agency recently won Best Small Business of the Year at the Birmingham Awards.

Among the recent recruitment drive, Anthony Bisseker, formally of Trinity Mirror, Marketing Birmingham, CBSO and ORB has joined the business as relationship director and sits on the newly formed leadership team with Mr Pollard.

Anthony has been joined by Project Manager Kate Hulme, who has spent time with London agency Siegel + Gale.

The agency recently built websites for Mailbox-based Associated Architects, Perry Barr company Skirting Boards Direct and global fan manufacturer Elta Group.

Skirting Boards Direct has reported a 126 per cent increase in online sales since its website was redesigned.

Lightbox chief executive Rob Pollard said:

“The Lightbox mission is a simple one; to leverage technology to help businesses grow and make life better for their staff and customers.

“Our biggest asset is our committed, talented team. Our clients are our clients because we are honest, hard-working, skilled, creative people that will help our clients to achieve great success.

“To have won the award for best small business in the city makes me so proud of how far we’ve come in the last ten years and we have exciting plans in place to continue that growth and play a key part in Birmingham’s digital and marketing sectors.”

Lightbox is now planning to use its established position in the tech sector to host seminars and workshops to help business leaders and in-house teams understand how technology can make them more efficient and profitable.

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