Digital agency taps into UK City of Culture buzz

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Apr 2017

A BUSINESS that counts Alton Towers, ITV and Santander among its clients has expanded into Hull in a move designed to capitalise on the city’s “digital potential”.

Digital agency Headland will relocate four staff members to its new Hull division in C4DI as part of plans to cement its presence in the city’s digital tech scene.

The company, which already works locally with Rollits LLP, Kis-orca and Machine Mart, says the expansion will create five jobs over the next 12 months.

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 UK 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 and online design services for  local, national and international clients. 

The business currently has offices in Leeds and Nottingham.

Mr Heptonstall said: “We’re all very excited to begin work at C4DI, as it really is like no other space we’ve operated from before.

“You’ve got more than  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.” 

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