The Ascot Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing marketing and media groups, has acquired a new head office close to the J21 Enterprise Area at Weston-super-Mare, as part of a £1million investment programme.
The group, which includes digital marketing agency Purplex and business data provider Insight Data, has existing offices in the South West and central London and the new HQ will increase workspace and capacity for the companies.
Managing Director Andrew Scott commented;
“This is a major development for the business, the purchase of a new HQ and additional facilities will help us scale from 50 to 100+ staff over the next two years. These include highly skilled creative and technology jobs, as well as a new training programme to develop a range of careers such as web design, software development, public relations and video.”
The new HQ, almost 5,000 ft2, is located at Worle Parkway Business Park, adjacent to Worle train station and 2 minutes from Junction 21 of the M5. It will be equipped with a film making and photography studio, training and conference facilities, and a technology hub for computer programmers, web designers and social media marketing specialists.
The Ascot Group was formed in 2004 and has clients across the UK, mainland Europe and North America. It also has interests in media and publishing and has a venture capital arm investing in start-ups and young businesses.