ANNOUNCEMENT: StrategiQ accelerates growth with the opening of a fourth office in Manchester

5 min read by Bonny Williams 30 Jan 2024

The multi-award-winning, integrated agency opens new premises as part of its incredible ongoing growth, and its vision to become a ‘destination agency’.

StrategiQ, which reached its tenth birthday in 2023, has existing offices in Suffolk, the Midlands, and London. The decision to open a new office in Manchester comes on the heels of 12 award wins, and a period of sustained growth, welcoming 16 new faces in 2023. The agency has been recognised for excellence in multiple disciplines, including web development, paid media, social media, and SEO, solidifying its reputation as a digital marketing powerhouse. It boasts an impressive 9/10 rating on The Drum Recommends.

With a growing team and flexible working arrangements, the Manchester office is set to become a thriving hub for creative thinking and collaboration, welcoming at least four permanent members of staff, and serving as a North West hub for the existing 49-strong team. This expansion marks a significant milestone in StrategiQ’s journey, showcasing its commitment to attracting new talent, and clients, and growing its footprint across the United Kingdom.

Located at The Express Building, on Great Ancoats St, Manchester, the new office is steeped in history. The Grade II listed former home of the Daily Express is adorned with artefacts and headlines to capture the setting’s history and further inspire its current and future occupants. 

StrategiQ is growing in the UK but is also fostering global partnerships with agencies worldwide through the AMIN network. This network provides access to diverse perspectives and insights, increasing the agency’s capabilities to deliver world-class solutions and business-changing strategies to its clients.

The agency also offers pro bono marketing support for smaller businesses and start-ups, with its inQubator scheme. The opening of the office in Manchester provides a unique opportunity for businesses in the City and surrounding areas to access award-winning marketing support as part of the scheme. 

Corrie Jones, StrategiQ’s Head of Social Media at StrategiQ, said,

“So excited to see the expansion of StrategiQ to the north, and especially to a city that’s got such a creative and inspiring energy. The team’s already enjoying the buzz and getting stuck into networking events at the new Manchester office. I’m personally looking forward to growing the social media contingent of our team in this city and want to hear from any talented social media marketers who are ready to be part of our journey.”  

Andy Smith, Founder and CEO, added,

“This expansion is a reflection of the incredible journey we’ve had so far. 2023 was a huge year for us, and we have completely committed to creating a destination agency where talent and creativity thrive. The opening of the Manchester office is an exciting chapter in our story.  We’re on the lookout for ambitious clients and marketing talent in the area, and look forward to making an impact on businesses and the digital marketing scene.”

The agency aims to create ‘indispensable partnerships’ with the best talent and prestigious, diverse clients, solidifying its position as a destination agency. The strategic placement of offices in Suffolk, Manchester, Midlands, and London reflects the agency’s commitment to being accessible to clients, collaborators, and marketing talent across the UK. The agency is currently recruiting SEO and social media specialists to the Manchester branch but welcomes fresh digital marketing talent across every discipline, and interested candidates can apply on our careers portal

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