The inception of Digital Next emerged from the perseverance and drive of the founders and brothers, Justin and Mark Blackhurst. Their fundamental mission is still followed today as our team continue to develop and achieve success.
After a year of exponential growth, 2010 saw Digital Next partner with some of the UK’s largest companies, operating in an array of industry backgrounds and disciplines, from legal to retail, travel to sport.
In just 2 years, we hit the an important milestone of £1million turnover, and soon realised that this was the real start of the journey on the road to success.
After featuring in The Times in an article focused the directors and their hard work, we gained the right national exposure that would help to elevate us to even bigger heights.
The year of 2013 saw us acquire local web development firm, Xyline, with their CEO Adam Ramsden joining our ranks. This acquisition allowed us to expand our Web Design and Development capabilities, and we’ve been creating impressive websites ever since!
The following 12 months saw Digital Next announce their acquisition of Just Search – the industry leaders of old – to become a part of Swedish giants, The Online Group, and form a fully-integrated agency boasting a brand new offering.
Later on down the 2014 timeline, we found ourselves partnering up with mobile giant, EE, on their latest advertising campaign publicising the launch of their new ‘Business Connect’ tariff. Our very own Justin featured as the face of their newspaper and TV ads. This campaign was a roaring success and has remained a proud moment for the company ever since.
Our progression in the UK has inevitably led us to success overseas. Digital Next is now prevalent in 5 countries, employing over 80 staff around the world. Most notably, our team in Australia have grown from strength to strength since their launch.
Following a fruitful partnership with Online Group, where Digital Next demonstrated continued organic growth, the business became an attractive investment for one very influential tech entrepreneur in the North West; Scott Fletcher MBE.
After being recognised as a Top 100 Fastest Growing Technology Company, we developed a premium multi-channel service geared towards making our team an extension of our client’s teams. What’s more, we’re on course to break the £4million turnover barrier this year.