Digital Minds, a specialist digital recruitment agency formed in 2009, relocated to the Round Foundry Media Centre from its Wellington Street office in 2010. In just two years, the company has expanded twice and doubled its office space thanks to a clutch of new client wins.
The business, which also has an office in London to service the 60 per cent of its clients which are based in the Capital, only hires professionals with a strong digital background to ensure they have the latest knowledge of digital trends and technologies to help companies in the industry grow and partner with the best creative talent.
The company is owned and managed by, James Boyce and Simon Halkyard, who each have years of experience in recruitment and realised the growing jobs market afforded by the digital sector, and so created a niche recruitment agency which would cater specifically for this clientele. James had heard about the Round Foundry Media Centre through contacts at Zeal Media, who were also considering this business hub as a potential new office base. Now the companies are neighbours and James feels the decision to move to the centre has been a key factor in the company’s recent client wins.
Comments James: “We liked this area as it has a wealth of digital and new media companies, and potential clients, right on our doorstep. Being located in the heart of this creative corner of Leeds means we talk constantly to companies about the latest developments and industry news which in turn, helps us become more knowledgeable and look informed to our clients.
The landlord and estate management company here are so accommodating and have allowed us to move into a larger space and even to knock through walls, incorporating an adjoining office to facilitate our growth.
The company, which won more than 30 new clients in the last twelve months, now has plans to double its team by the end of 2013.
Adds Simon: “This development is perfect for young, creative companies like ours and provides a knowledgeable network of like-minded companies. It’s good to know there are other similar hubs, both old and new, close-by, such as Marshall’s Mill and Tower Works, which could accommodate us when we finally outgrow the media centre, as we will definitely try to stay in the area for the long-term.”