"Its exciting to see the diversity of industries putting their faith in I-COM to deliver their digital solutions and it is even more fantastic to see this vote of confidence for North West business"
Kate Smith, Director of Client Services at I-COM
Manchester-based digital marketing agency I-COM has expanded its North-West portfolio with two new client wins in an economic confidence boost for the region.
Signing with the agency is Ashton-under-Lyne-based accountancy firm Sherlock & Co and engineering and manufacturing recruitment agency Employment Solutions, who have their headquarters in Bury. I-COM will be providing email marketing, design and copywriting services to Employment Solutions, while creating Sherlock & Co’s first official website.
Kate Smith, Director of Client Services at I-COM, said: “It’s exciting to see the diversity of industries putting their faith in I-COM to deliver their digital solutions and it is even more fantastic to see this vote of confidence for North West business as we begin to recover from lockdown.
“The nature of the projects also shows how companies have changed their approach to securing business as a result of the pandemic. Pre-lockdown, Sherlock & Co relied on passing trade and word of mouth, but have now decided the time has come to invest in a digital presence. This looks set to be a growing trend among the many sectors that have previously overlooked the opportunities of the web.”
Andrew McGain from Sherlock & Co. said: “Like many firms, these past few months have brought up many challenges for our clients and the way in which we conduct our business, but we’re excited to now move forward into the digital space with our new website from I-COM. The importance of having an online presence that represents our business in the right way has become essential as more and more prospective clients are looking for the services we offer online. Having a professionally developed website will allow us to reach more clients and grow our business - we can’t wait to see it live.”
I-COM has also been given the green light for new website projects from their existing clients Best of British Beer and PHR Solicitors, further demonstrating the wide spectrum of businesses that are investing online as they work towards a post-coronavirus future.
I-COM’s Managing Director, Mike Blackburn said: “These new projects for I-COM from new and existing clients are a sure sign that the worst of the storm is now behind us. In welcoming Sherlock & Co and Employment Solutions to I-COM, it is a clear indicator that the North West is starting to focus on the future, setting in motion those plans that will contribute towards a full economic recovery in the region and beyond.
“At I-COM, we’re thinking about growth again, making plans for the future with increasing confidence as we ride the digital wave that the lockdown’s created. To do our part, we’ve taken the decision to reopen the office to staff as a vote of confidence in our city and to facilitate greater collaboration and creativity among our team. As we stride onwards into summer, we’re looking forward to Manchester’s city centre recovering more of its instinctive exuberance as retailers and offices continue to open up.”
While the post-lockdown world will inevitably present challenges for business, I-COM commends Manchester City Council and Marketing Manchester for the efforts they are making with the Welcome Back Manchester Campaign and would like to offer everyone a big #McrHug.