Liverpool, Merseyside (PRWEB) June 19, 2009
Search marketing agency CL5 has received a £50,000 grant by the regional strategic investment body North West Vision and Media to fund its expansion plans.
CL5 specialises in search engine optimisation (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) management. It is one of a handful of companies exclusively dedicated to search engine marketing in the region and the first in Liverpool city centre.
The award was the maximum eligible under the Regional Attraction Fund, and is aimed only at high-growth companies with a clear potential to create new jobs in high-technology sectors across the North West.
CL5 will use the funding to support the company's training and recruitment of new staff as well as support the attraction of new business from outside of the region.
CL5 managing director Peter Glover welcomed the result, stating:
"I'm delighted at the decision by North West Vision and Media to recognise our high-growth potential and invest in a Liverpool company with ambitious plans for growth. Although we're a new company I've developed a strong and experienced management team with a proven industry success".
"More and more companies are shifting their marketing spend to digital, with specialist agencies like ours in the region businesses will no longer feel compelled to source their SEO from London".
John Elcock, Head of Search said:
"Online marketing is a powerful, accountable and accessible route to market and that's why it was the only area of advertising spend that actually increased in the UK last year.
"The investment from Northwest Vision and Media will be used to build up our team of Google Advertising Professionals and further invest in the people and technologies that make online the most exciting area of marketing in the industry. We're recruiting for seven new people for our head office in Liverpool and plans for a Manchester Office have already begun".