March 16, 2020 @ 9:43 by Richard Dawson
Social media and digital marketing agency, Curtis Gabriel, is planning for expansion after securing new investment to take on more staff and scale up its operations.
The Newcastle-based company has grown quickly since August 2018 when an initial investment was made by the North East Innovation Fund.
It now employs nearly 50 members of staff and specialises in social media and digital marketing management for clients in the hospitality, transport and lifestyle sectors.
The new investment of £200,000 has been made by venture capital firm Northstar Ventures, who manage the North East Innovation Fund with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
This will allow Curtis Gabriel to accelerate global expansion and customer acquisition plans as well as helping to secure additional UK office space in 2020.
Martin Such, CEO of Curtis Gabriel, said: “Northstar Ventures has given the Curtis Gabriel team excellent support since August 2018 and this new investment will really help us accelerate our global growth throughout 2020 and beyond.
“We anticipate employing a further 40 staff in 2020, most of which will be based in our Newcastle head office”.
Rick Charnley, Northstar Ventures investment manager, added: “We were impressed with the team and the vision for scaling up, and have been very happy to support their growth.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship and seeing the company go from strength to strength in the future.”