Apprentice Winner’s Start-Up Climb Online Finds Space with Londonoffices
Famed as the most successful apprentice winner of all time, Mark Wright has certainly earned his stripes. Following his success on the show in 2014, Sir Alan Sugar invested £250,000 in Wright’s business, Climb Online for which Londonoffices has recently found a stylish new office.
About Climb Online
Climb Online are an online marketing agency. What makes them different from the rest, in their own words, is that they have ‘a human touch’. Wright’s ambition was to create something with a strong customer focus, a clear brand image and a place where happy staff receive thorough training.
Londonoffices and Climb Online
Climb Online’s Head of Operations, Lyndsay Morgan, worked with Londonoffices’ Gareth to find the business its latest home. Looking for something contemporary and stylish to reflect their company brand, there was plenty of choice within the Midtown area.
Choosing to base their search around the Bloomsbury, Covent Garden and Farringdon areas, Climb Online were looking to position themselves amongst a developing area with a large mix of businesses especially within the fields of Arts and Media.
Gareth commented on the search saying, “Climb Online was a pleasure to deal with. Lyndsay was open to suggestions and they viewed a range of modern, design focused office solutions. Overall, they chose a bright and airy space in Bloomsbury that I personally feel was a great choice.”
Impressive Business Figures
The success of Climb Online is clear from its eye watering figures. In its first year alone, the company made £1.7million, returning Sir Alan Sugar’s investment in just nine months. That figure doubled by year two when turnover reached £4million. The team has also seen impressive growth with an original seven staff members growing into a 40-man operation in just two years.
Delivering on their intentions to create a people-focused marketing business the company boasts an impressive 83% retention rate from over 400 clients. Businesses looking for help with search engine optimisation (SEO), paid search, social media advertising and/or website design have been turning to Climb Online and they are certainly impressed. Big names on their client list include; Groupon, Be Wiser Insurance and Imagine Cruising, remarkable for a two-year old start-up.
With the recent announcement that Climb Online are planning to expand beyond their existing offices in London and Bristol, their new office space in Bloomsbury is perhaps indicative of the businesses’ hopes for the future. The beautiful building is refreshing with a hint of natural imagery throughout, representing the business’ plans to grow and blossom. A green colour scheme flows from the reception to the offices while the stunning outdoor area features plentiful foliage.
As well as moving to new offices in Central London, the company have recently announced it now also has offices in Manchester. Talks of sourcing offices in South Africa, Dubai and Australia in the near future have also occurred.
We for one certainly cannot see any signs of Mark or Climb Online slowing down anytime soon.