City agency team is among the best in North West

Fat Media.
Fat Media.

Lancaster-based Fat Media came 20th in media news publisher Prolific North’s Top 50 Digital Agencies 2014.

The poll revealed that the company was the only agency with a presence in Lancashire and Cumbria to make the list.

Its head office is in Lancaster but the firm also has sites in Barrow and London, employing 65 specialists in digital, marketing and technical disciplines.

Managing director Mike Gibson said: “This latest research confirms Fat Media’s status as one of a handful of leading agencies in the North West and the only one with the scale and expertise operating in Lancashire and Cumbria to deliver major projects and compete with agencies in London and Manchester.

“Our success is built on a fantastic team delivering great work for clients, which all helps create new jobs here in Lancaster.”

The Top 50 Digital Agencies list was compiled mainly from information at Companies House alongside supplementary facts provided by each of the 140 agencies involved in the overall research.

It was put together to offer a definitive guide to agencies in the North which have projects with major national and international clients.

The company said 2013 was an “incredibly successful year” for the agency, which saw it appointed lead digital agency for Warburtons, deliver the first website for Glaxo SmithKline since joining its global agency roster and secure pan-European work with Mitsubishi Pharmaceuticals.

Other clients include the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, St Helen’s rugby league club, Blackpool Winter Gardens and Lakeland.

Fat Media, which also recently beat off competition to win a ‘Tastiest Website Award’, described itself as a “keen investor in local talent” and said its team was made up of many Lancaster University graduates, college apprentices and other local professionals.

Bosses said more employment opportunities for people in Lancashire and Cumbria were likely as the company continues to grow in the future.