A PR and communications agency founded in Cumbria has expanded its operations across the north of England to meet growing demand for its services.

32West has new bases in Liverpool and Newcastle to complement the work carried out at its two other locations in Carlisle and Ulverston.

The company, which provides communications, social media, videography and digital marketing services, has grown rapidly in size to 11 employees since it was founded in 2018 and has recently appointed two new members of staff to its growing social media and digital marketing team.

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Matt McVeigh joins the company as its first graphic designer and will also assist the social media team, which was further strengthened with the recruitment of account executive Georgia Stretton.

Founder and director James Higgins said: “As our client portfolio grows, we feel privileged to be in a position to expand and play a role in helping more businesses of all types and sizes across the north to grow and achieve great success.”

“To help us with this goal, we are always on the look-out for talented individuals who can work with us to take businesses to the next level.”

Matt, of Workington, graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Illustration and has experience working as a graphic designer.

He said: “Working at such an ambitious, forward-thinking company such as 32West appealed greatly to me, and I can’t wait to share my creativity and originality with the team to develop the excellent work being carried out here on a daily basis."