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Purpose Media Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The team at Purpose Media celebrate the company's fifth anniversaryDirectors and staff at ecommerce website developer and online marketing specialist Purpose Media are celebrating the company's fifth anniversary.

Purpose Media - a DNCC memner - was founded in October 2008 by fellow directors Matt Wheatcroft and Tim Lenton, who had previously worked together at a Government-funded business advice agency. Faced with redundancy, the pair established Purpose Media and their old team soon followed, which included Rob Marshall, who is also a director.

Initially, the company was located in one of the business incubator units at the Mansfield iCentre until a strategic review in 2011, when the company began focusing on ecommerce websites, which was where it had the most technical expertise.

Over the past five years, the company has worked hard to be one of the few web developers and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) specialists which can provide tangible reports and analysis showing how its expertise can increase online sales and visitors.

Recent statistics have shown the ecommerce sites the company has developed - and is now managing the online marketing for - have delivered more than £20m in revenue for its clients.

Five years later, the company now owns modern offices on a business park located near junction 28 of the M1. This allows it to service more than 600 clients from across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. It employs twelve staff and has won numerous business awards including business of the year, team of the year, apprentice of the year and entrepreneur of the year. The company has ambitious plans and aspires to reach a turnover of £1m by 2015.

Managing Director Matt Wheatcroft said, “We are all really proud of our commercial achievements, but we are also proud of the role we have played in helping the local community. As a business we are committed to youth achievement by employing school leavers as apprentices and nurturing their skills towards becoming fully-qualified and experienced specialists. We also organise events for local charities, and raise between £3,000 and £6,000 each year.”