Manchester digital agency start up, Huddle Digital, has taken on its first permanent member of staff following a string of client wins and new projects.
Emily Triplett, a final year student at the University of Salford, joins the firm, run by co-founders Tom Parson and Harry Potts, as Account Executive following a recent internship.
Emily was initially recruited through the Santander Salford Advantage Internship Fund – a scheme run by the University of Salford in conjunction with banking giant Santander, and has spent the last 6 months working with Huddle to manage the day-to-day running of their various client accounts.
Following the success of her internship at the agency, Emily has been offered a full time position from August.
Tom Parson, Founder and Client Services Director at Huddle Digital said: “We’re pleased to be in the position to offer Emily a permanent role with Huddle in our client services team. We were really impressed with her tenacious attitude and eagerness to learn new skills, and are delighted that she can join us at what is an exciting time for the business.”
Since the business was founded in 2015, Huddle has worked with a number of clients to develop everything from complex websites to bespoke cloud-based software products, increasing turnover by 77%.
Following the development and launch of its specialist web-based software product, Foleo, earlier this year, the firm went on to be recognised by the BQ and Business Growth Hub Innovation 100 Greater Manchester as one of the region’s most innovative businesses.
“It has been a busy time for Huddle and as the company has grown, so too have our client service needs. It’s important to us to ensure that we are both prepared for future growth and are able to maintain a high level of client service – something which lies at the heart of our value proposition. Having Emily on board full-time will help us to deliver on those aims, whilst allowing more time to invest in the strategic running of the business.”
Speaking of her appointment, Emily commented: “I’ve really enjoyed my internship here at Huddle. The team has fully supported me and helped me to develop my skills in lots of different areas and I’m excited to have been offered a permanent role.”
Ian Boardman, Head of Career Development & Employment at the University of Salford, commented: “We are delighted that Emily, who studied Digital Marketing at the University of Salford, has successfully engaged in an internship with Huddle Digital and that she has now been recruited into a permanent role. Congratulations to both Emily and Huddle!”
The University of Salford works with partner organisations such as Santander to fund and coordinate internship and placement programmes, working with industry partners to identify and address mutual needs and opportunities like those identified with Huddle Digital and Emily.
“Internships are a great way for employers to try out and test the talents that a student or graduate can provide, whilst interns gain valuable work experience, develop competencies and have an opportunity to impress a potentially longer term employer,” continued Boardman.
“As a young company in the early stages of growth, we’re really excited to work with Emily to support her and her to shape her career as she grows with the company,” concluded Parson.