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We Are Concept expanding following successful launch

The South Shields-based marketing and creative agency is expanding after a successful first six months

The business was started by entrepreneur Neil Stephenson and veterans of the advertising sector John McEwan and Dean Rutter in summer 2017.

Opening its first office at One Trinity Green with the help and support of the business team at South Tyneside Council the business has enjoyed an impressive first six months.

During that time the business has won a number of high profile clients including the NHS in Northumberland, retailers and alcohol brands, meaning it is increasing the size of its creative team.

Sam Laverick joins the creative team at Concept and will use his vast experience and network of contacts in the North to deliver client work.

Sam “The team at Concept are unique in the Northern Market, having a portfolio of client work to compare with any large London agency, yet a real focus on customer care. I was impressed with the team, the vision they have for the business and the culture they are developing, and am delighted to be joining the company”

Neil Stephenson commented, “Having enjoyed an amazing first six months we found we needed to add to the team to keep up with demand. We are delighted to have persuaded someone of the calibre of Sam to join us and are sure our customers will be equally delighted to meet Sam. We are expanding quickly as a result of customer demand and are also looking for a web site builder and a junior creative.”

The team have over 50 years of combined experience in the advertising and branding markets, and have a particular strength in packaging.

The business offers services such as branding, advertising, marketing and copy writing which translates to traditional media such as print and onto more modern web based platforms.

In a world where many agencies are web only, we feel room exists in the market for a traditional creative agency flexible enough to deliver on any media.