An award-winning digital agency based in Scarborough has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday.
Askew Brook, whose services include web design, CRM integration and helping businesses better understand their data, comprises directors Richard Askew and Andy Gambles as well as a full-time developer. The agency will be among those featured one per day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday, which takes place on 3 December.
The company was formed when Richard, whose wife was eight months pregnant at the time, was notified that there was a chance his existing job would go.
He started the business in the middle of the recession and, with his team, set about creating and establishing a respected local company.
The business has continued to grow with a client list including The National Theatre, The University of Hull, Michelin-starred chefs and the local LEP.
Richard said: “We believe in small business and we also believe that many small businesses aren’t taken seriously enough. Being part of the Small Biz 100 will help us show people that you can run a business in an unfashionable part of the world, make a living and work with large, complex organisations.
“We also want to show other organisations that turn to large, London centric companies that they do have a choice, that there is a better way.
“We also want to inspire other local businesses to back themselves and put themselves forward for things like this in the future. People lack confidence and hide and that needs to change.”