Blue Wren expands with office switch

Preston-based digital and creative agency Blue Wren has moved to new offices in the city after doubling staff numbers in the last 12-months.

The digital marketing consultancy has taken a five-year lease of 15 Ribblesdale Place, a three-storey period building close to Winckley Square in the heart of the city’s professional district.

The move, from offices in nearby Chapel Street, will allow further growth for Blue Wren which specialises in website development, software applications, digital marketing, SEO and graphic design.

Michael Lough, founder and managing director of Blue Wren, said: “We now have nine employees which is almost double where we were 12-months ago, so this allows us to comfortably accommodate our enlarged team and maintain our city centre presence.

“We are forecasting healthy levels of growth as more businesses understand the importance of marketing themselves online in this ever-changing digital age.”

Blue Wren was advised on legal aspects of the lease by the commercial property team at Harrison Drury solicitors.

Simon England, associate solicitor at Harrison Drury, said: “Blue Wren is doing work for some great brands and businesses. It has many longstanding clients, but is also winning a lot of new business from companies keen to ensure they aren’t left behind in this rapidly changing marketing landscape. This five year lease gives the business a strong footing on which to achieve its growth aspirations.”

Michael added: ““Simon made it possible for us to move premises within a short timeframe in a seamless and efficient way. He was thorough as well as accommodating, explaining more technical elements of the lease in layman’s terms.”

Blue Wren was founded in 2010 by Michael Lough, who is originally from Adelaide, Australia. It has completed projects for clients including Booths Supermarkets, Cumbria-based housebuilder Russell Armer, Preston Grasshoppers, and global enterprise Hosokawa Micron. The 2,083 sq ft property at Ribblesdale Place was marketed by Preston-based property agents Eckersley.