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WordPress partner takes a big bite out of Middlesbrough’s digital cluster

A global digital business has relocated to Middlesbrough to accommodate its future growth aspirations.

The enterprise WordPress agency, Big Bite, has taken up 6000 sq ft of office space at Albert North in the town’s historic quarter.

Big Bite counts Amnesty International, The Times and The Wall Street Journal as clients and is the only WordPress VIP Gold partner in the UK, one of only nine in the world.

The Middlesbrough move is a milestone for the company that will enable it to hire more than 20 staff from the local area over the next three years.

Iain McPherson, CEO of founder of Big Bite, said: “We had been looking for office space for some time, and had explored a number of options to accommodate our planned growth.

“We knew we wanted to stay local, ideally within the town’s digital and creative cluster, and Albert North provided the perfect solution.”

The new first-floor office has been designed to meet the company’s long-term needs.

A range of spaces and meeting rooms have been included to encourage collaboration across the company.

Inspiration for the interior has been drawn from the team’s experiences in the US, including offices in New York, San Francisco and Texas.

The space will also be used for networking and training events, which includes the company’s engineer training program, which launched earlier in the year to train aspiring developers.

Iain added: “Our business operates globally, but our roots are firmly in Middlesbrough.

“The fact Albert North has been designed to specifically attract ambitious digital and creative businesses working alongside smaller independents and food outlets made it even more appealing for us.

“Even with the current backdrop of Covid-19, we’re very lucky to be continuing with our recruitment plans thanks to a number of new projects.

“We’re always on the lookout for talented web developers, and a full list of vacancies are on our website,”