Creative Pod Acquires Local Design Agency in Brighton & Hove, 2UpFront

We are super excited to announce that we have acquired 2UpFront, a 15-year-old highly-regarded local design agency in Hove.

As part of this acquisition, we have taken on their clientele and welcomed the addition of two talented professionals to our growing team. Ian Highland has joined as a Senior Designer and Megan Godber as an Account Manager.

2Up Front primarily focuses on providing digital design, print, and branding and over the years, they have built a loyal client base with household names, including the British Heart Foundation, The Salvation Army and the RSPCA.

As part of this merger, we will offer an even more comprehensive range of services, covering all aspects of branding, design, marketing and strategy under one roof and for a fixed monthly fee.

This is what our CEO, Matt Turner had to say: "This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Creative Pod's journey. In the last couple of years, we have progressed from being a small sized agency, to a medium sized one, and with this we have seen continued growth, and commitment from the team in delivering Michelin-star marketing solutions to our clients in the South East and beyond.”

Nick York, Founder and CEO of 2UpFront, said: "It’s been an absolute pleasure getting this deal over the line with Matt. I honestly don’t think I could have found a better and more suitable agency to look after my staff and clients, allowing me to enjoy pastures new. Thank you!”.

The latest acquisition joins a string of successful mergers and acquisitions for us. We acquired Huga Digital Marketing agency, in 2020 and invested in SEO agency, 427 and commercial fit-out company, Spacelink in 2020/21.

We are super proud of this milestone and it is a great way to finish the year. We will certainly be celebrating at the Christmas party!

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