Code Growth Leads To New Move
Manchester based digital specialists Code Computerlove are celebrating their move to new offices with the announcement of record growth over the last 12 months and the unveiling of a radical new brand identity. The agency has also added three more awards to their collection following the Fresh Digital Awards ceremony held last week in Manchester, including the coveted 'Freshest Digital Agency' award.
Over the last year Code has grown from a team of 26 to 43, with turnover increasing by 40% to £2.55m. This growth spurred them to search for new premises in Manchester which they have found in the architect designed Jutland House in the Piccadilly basin - an area widely tipped to become the next Manchester hotspot. The offices can accommodate over 60 staff and are a far cry from the cramped shared space used by the founding directors when Code was set up in 1999.
The agency is also using the move to launch its new brand identity which develops their Computerlove concept further. Alongside a new logo and specially created font they have given up the retro 60s computer imagery and commissioned a series of illustrations from Andrew Rae best known for the BBC 3 show Monkey Dust.
Tony Foggett, managing director, comments, "It's been another fantastic 12 months for Code and it's amazing to look back at how much the team has achieved over the last seven years. As part of our move to new offices we wanted to refine our brand identity to better represent the capability and understanding we now have within the agency. Computerlove is still the essence of our culture and always will be but we felt it was time to show that Computerlove isn't just about us and our passion for our work, it's something that we share with our clients and most importantly the end user."
Recent projects for Code include the launch of the new Waterstone's e-commerce website along with the associated online marketing of the site, work on a new brand site for Hovis, and the highly anticipated site for the inaugural Manchester International Festival.
Since its inception Code has won nearly 40 awards and was the first non-London agency to win the BIMA Grand Prix, arguably the most coveted prize in UK digital media. At the national Fresh Digital Awards, held last week in Manchester, Code won the 'Freshest Online Retailer' for the HMV website, 'Freshest Public Sector Service' for their Future Proof CDROM created for Keele University and the much sought after 'Freshest Digital Agency Operation', marking them out as one of the best digital agencies in the UK.