Headland heads to Hull for digital development expansion

A digital agency, which counts Alton Towers, ITV and Santander amongst its clients, has expanded into Hull – a move it says is aimed at cementing its presence at the forefront of the city’s digital tech scene, and is expected to lead to the creation of five new jobs within 12-months.

Headland, which already works locally with Rollits LLP and Kis-orca, also has offices in Leeds and Nottingham and will relocate four staff members to its new Hull division in C4DI on the banks of the Humber.

Ken Heptonstall, Headland’s managing director, said: “We’ve represented clients in Hull for many years and it’s always been a great place with huge potential, but 2017 finally feels like the year the city’s digital marketplace will fulfil its potential.”

“The buzz created by the City of Culture badge is enormous, and the local digital tech talent pool is now not only the envy of every other northern city, but is being properly harnessed by the likes of C4DI. All of which means this is the perfect time to make our presence in this great city permanent.”

Formed in 1991, Headland’s core expertise lies in the creation and management of digital solutions for Fintech, mobile payments, e-commerce and cyber security. It also delivers traditional design and print solutions, and online design solutions for clients on local, national and international levels.

“We’re all very excited to begin work at C4DI, as it really is like no other space we’ve operated from before,” continued Ken.

“You’ve got over 100 digital and tech specialists working in a stunning building that has an extremely strong cutting edge research and development feel about it. We plan to make the most of this unique environment by making Hull and C4DI our hub for inspiration, invention and the development of new commercial products.”

Left to right, John Connelly, Managing Director C4DI, with Martin Dean, Commercial Director and Ken Heptonstall, Managing Director Headland Multimedia.

10 April 2017