Digital marketing experts delighted to gain place in prestigious awards final

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Thursday, May 17, 2018


Digital marketing experts delighted to gain place in prestigious awards final


A company specialising in digital marketing has spoken of their delight at being named among the finalists in a prestigious county awards final.

Marketing Labs, based at the Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre, has been picked from more than 180 entries to be named as one of three finalists in the Start Up Business of the Year category at the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2018.

Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, Worksop Turbine Innovation Centre provides serviced office space solutions for growing and start-up businesses. As well as this, tenants can take advantage of on-site business growth coaching services and training workshops.

Since launching the business single handedly from a base at the Shireoaks Triangle Business Park 20 months ago, Matt Janaway, Marketing Labs Managing Director, has not only expanded his office space but also his team has grown to 12. Current projections indicate a gross revenue growth from £400,000 in year one to £900,000 by the end of year two.

Matt said: “Being nominated for this award is a good example of why the Worksop Turbine is so good. In just 20 months we have moved to our third office and grown to a team of 12 as well as being on target to double our gross revenue. We are now in a position that we are having to turn prospective clients away as we can’t take on any more work.

“Everything from the café, to reception team and business support provides start-up businesses, like us, with an excellent launch pad. We are delighted to have reached the final and hope that the judges have been impressed with our huge growth which has been achieved in a unique way without any marketing or advertising effort. Our success is purely on the back of word of mouth recommendations and our reputation within the digital marketing industry.”

Marketing Labs provide expert digital marketing advice and SEO strategy to around 100 clients covering a wide spectrum of industries from local window cleaners to multinational companies turning over £200 million a year. Each client has grown and benefited from their digital skills. In particular, one client achieved 913 per cent traffic growth in 12 months.

Matt added: “We offer SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and digital marketing services. SEO is a fine art and it’s our bread and butter. With very few people understanding it – that’s where we come in. We offer cost-effective white-hat SEO, without cutting corners, to ensure the best online business growth possible for our clients.”

Claire Gregory, Worksop Turbine Centre Manager, said: “We really do value companies like Marketing Labs within our centres, not only to nurture and support their growth but to witness them develop and grow into successful companies. We wish them the very best of luck for the final.”

Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony taking place at De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre on May 29.

L R Marketing Labs Richard Bloomfield Matt Janaway and Mike McManus

Oxford Innovation

Oxford Innovation is a leading operator of business and innovation centres that provide office and laboratory space to companies throughout the UK. The company also provides innovation services to entrepreneurs, including business planning advice, coaching and mentoring. Oxford Innovation also manages three highly successful investment networks that link investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding from £20,000 to £2million.

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The Nottinghamshire Innovation Centres

  • Mansfield iCentre: Opened in 2001, Mansfield iCentre has 36 self-contained offices and 5 workshop units ranging from 144 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms, fully staffed reception, and a children’s nursery. The Centre is located in Oakham Business Park a short distance from Mansfield town centre.
  • Newark Beacon: Opened in 2007, Newark Beacon has 29 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 220 sq ft to 1,100 sq ft, a café, customer break out rooms and fully staffed reception The Centre is located a short distance from Newark town centre close to the A1 and Northgate railway station.
  • Worksop Turbine: Opened in 2005, Worksop Turbine has 54 self-contained offices and 4 workshops ranging from 160 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft, a café, customer break out area and games rooms, and a fully staffed reception. The Centre is located just off the A57 on the outskirts of Worksop.