A Belfast-based web solutions agency has announced a 40% growth in turnover for the first nine months of 2017.

The multi-award-winning Flint Studios revealed the record figures as it announced a customer acquisition of a Londonderry/Derry based digital agency.

The acquisition of Creative Metrics enhances the company’s presence in the north west of Northern Ireland and increases its impressive portfolio of clients, including Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, Doherty Meats, Fleming Agri Products, Mary Peters Trust and Todd’s Leap, to more than 200.

Already this year, Flint Studios has announced a strategic merger with Cheshire-based Link Information Technology and has won four prestigious awards, including the Digital DNA Digital Company of the Year 2017 and Technology Business of the Year at the 2017 SME Business Eye Awards.

Jeremy Biggerstaff, Managing Director at Flint Studios, said:

“We have a strategy aimed at delivering double digit growth year on year until 2020 and to become one of the top agencies in Ireland and the UK. The first half of 2017 has propelled that strategy into action.

“The Creative Metrics acquisition is a fantastic opportunity for Flint Studios to build a customer base in the north west and for the existing Creative Metrics customers to benefit from the broad range of web solutions we can provide.

“Our dedicated team works tirelessly to provide the best bespoke web solutions and adhere to a supremely high standard of work that consistently delivers results.

Established in 2011 and specialising in user experience, systems integration and measurement, Flint Studios is a web solutions provider and as the only Northern Irish company to secure a place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) 2016 list, as well as ranking 13th in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ireland list.

Ciaran Murray, Managing Director at Creative Metrics, will continue to work alongside Flint Studios as a consultant.

Ciaran said:

“I am looking forward to working with Flint Studios to help ensure a smooth and clear transfer for each customer. I’m confident, they have the technical prowess to drive digital business forward for all of Creative Metrics’ clients, backed up with exceptional customer support, dedicated account management and superior after care.

Jeremy concluded:

“Whilst web development, design and hosting are core services, our continued success is attributable to our vastly experienced employees who are pioneers in user experience and systems integrations aimed at delivering tangible results for clients.

“We have established a team that listens to the needs of our clients and delivers bespoke web solutions that provide an improved online profile and presence whilst delivering measured results that exceed expectations time and time again.

“At present, we employ 30 specialists across an array of technical, creative and digital disciplines. The experience and creative talent of our staff means they’re ready to adapt to new technology and provide the best solutions for each of our 200 high calibre clients.

“Our recent acquisitions enable us to grow faster in Ireland and GB, presenting interesting and exciting opportunities for our clients and for all of our staff. “