Freshfield to double office space with relocation

Award-winning Preston marketing agency, Freshfield, is to relocate to larger premises in the city’s Winckley Square district.

The firm has signed up take 3,325 sq ft of office space at 12 Winckley Square, which will double its capacity.

Freshfield will relocate from its current offices within the same building and will undertake a full refurbishment of the offices as part of a five year lease.

Simon Turner, Freshfield managing director, said: “The move will strengthen our infrastructure giving us more client meeting rooms, creative thinking space and capacity to expand.

“Winckley Square gives us an ideal location to service our clients across the North and UK. We’re a few hops away from the rail network which gets us into Manchester in 35 minutes and in London and Edinburgh in just over two hours.

“As a micro city, Preston continues to make great progress with millions being invested into the city including a restoration of Winckley Square, which will help transform this particular area and leverage further investment.

“Our people also enjoy working in Winckley Square and want to remain here and this was an important factor in our decision to stay here and invest.”

Freshfield was founded in 1999 and was bought out by a management team in 2004.

The firm employs 20 people and provides a full range of marketing services covering strategy, PR & content, design, digital and video. Clients include Exova, Fish Insurance, Harrison Drury, Lancashire County Council, Moore and Smalley, Mulbury, Napthens, North and Western Chamber of Commerce, Sherwin Williams, and the University of Central Lancashire. It has a turnover of £1.2m.

Simon adds: “We have growth plans but they are considered and sustainable. Our business has been built on a reputation for great client advice and service, while giving our people rewarding careers. By being true to our values, we create opportunities for growth.

“The focus of our strategy is about building long-term relationships with clients and offering them the very best in modern marketing. We’ve invested in ensuring clients have access to a full range of marketing services and this has led to year on year growth in what have been challenging economic conditions.

“The move and refurbishment will give us further inspiration and energy to take the business forward.” Freshfield was Lancashire’s first ever member of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA).