They’re in with the IT crowd

FROM humble beginnings, an Amble-based creative media business has logged in to success, with its owner describing the first 12 months as ‘one milestone after the other’.

And the opening year has been so succesful for Colin Harris Website Development, that the company, which already employs four members of staff, is looking at creating an extra two posts.

Headed by Colin Harris, the firm moved into its bespoke office on Queen Street in April 2011.

Providing website, internet and digital-marketing services to businesses in the area, it has clients ranging from local small businesses to national companies.

“It has been one milestone after the other,” admits Mr Harris, who is also chairman of Amble Business Club.

“We have grown so much in such a short space of time, from just myself to four of us.

“It seems like every week there’s something new to celebrate – but none of this would be possible without having such great staff and brilliant customers to work with.

“We are constantly looking to offer more to our clients. We now offer a print and design service, help customers with social media and are creating our first-ever mobile applications.

“Our aim is to help businesses increase their returns or add value. Having a website is no longer enough – we are helping businesses to make the most out of them.”

There are no plans to slow down in its second year either, with Mr Harris currently recruiting two additional members of staff.

But the values of the company will remain intact.

Mr Harris said: “Our focus is always with the customer – what clients want, servicing them as best we can and helping them to make the most out of the web for their business.

“As we grow, so do they.

“Many of our clients are taking their websites to the next level on the back of work we have done previously and you cannot have a better endorsement than that.”

To find out more about the company, visit www.colinharris.net