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Horizon Works lays foundations for growth with investment in new HQ

18 January 2019

B2B marketing agency Horizon Works has invested in a new headquarters to underpin its continued expansion and provide further support to its clients and industry partners.

The company, which offers marketing, strategy, PR, digital and creative services, has moved to a 2335 sq ft purpose-built two storey office building on Northumberland Business Park, near Cramlington, Northumberland.

Horizon Works, which was founded in 2010, supports innovators in complex industries with a full range of marketing services. It is the marketing partner of The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) and plays an active role in industry networks and clusters including the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), North East England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), Digital Union and NOF Energy.

The new headquarters will enable the company to accommodate additional staff and provide its team with an enhanced working environment.

Horizon Works has also created a dedicated events space at the site for seminars, workshops and presentations – allowing the company to provide an additional resource to its clients and industry partners.

The company, which was previously headquartered in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, works across sectors including manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and life sciences, technology, professional services and the public sector.

The investment in new headquarters comes after a string of regional, national and international client wins in 2018. These include: INVISTA Performance Technologies, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, US-based water purification specialist AmeriWater; Fera Science Ltd (formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency) which is based at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus near York; Middlesbrough-based hydraulic engineering specialist Industrial & Marine Hydraulics (IMH); and community charity Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle.

2018 also saw Horizon Works provide public relations services to the Newcastle office of Murgitroyd, a global firm of European patent, trade mark and IP attorneys.

Horizon Works’ client base includes expanded metal mesh manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company, commercial law firm Watson Burton; business communications and systems provider Cellular Solutions; and asbestos management consultancy Franks Portlock.

Samantha Davidson, founder and managing director of Horizon Works, said: “Our investment in new headquarters represents the start of the next chapter in Horizon Works’ journey and comes at a time when we are seeing increased demand for our services from innovative businesses, both at home and overseas.

“It will reinforce our growth plans and provide a dynamic, fluid working environment for our current workforce and new recruits, and is easily accessible, with excellent road links to the North East’s manufacturing, pharma and tech hubs.

“In addition, I’m delighted that by creating a dedicated events space, we can offer clients and industry networks a valuable additional resource.”

The sale of the office building was handled by property consultancy firm Bradley Hall.

Nicholas Bramwell, chartered surveyor at Bradley Hall, said: “We were delighted to assist Horizon Works in occupying their new workspace. Bradley Hall is a truly regional firm with the priority of supporting other growing North East businesses by providing the best level of service, support and advice in order for them to achieve their strategic goals.

“Horizon Works is an exceptional firm which has experienced significant recent expansion, and required a new space for their growing workforce. Their new base will provide them with the perfect space for the business and its clients.”

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