(L - R): AlphaGraphics North East director Sean Costigan and managing director Andrew Dalton.
Matthew Neville

Teesside marketing agency celebrates "great" year following acquisition

Stockton based print and marketing company AlphaGraphics North East (AGNE) has recorded a “promising” 12 months following its acquisition of former client Class Fundraising last summer.

Class Fundraising provides personalised Christmas cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, mugs, coasters and tea towels to schools nationally as well as a wide range of products and services throughout the rest of the year.

Since then, the AGNE team has grown to nearly 80, with eight new members of staff taken on over the past few months, in both office and factory roles. New recruits include an automotive account director, account manager, printers and finishers working across both AGNE and Class Fundraising.

AGNE managing director, Andrew Dalton, said: “These new appointments will enable us to expand further and ensure that we can better manage some of the new contracts we have taken on in recent months. It also gives us scope to take on more contracted business moving forward.

“We’ve recently expanded the mezzanine floor in our Stockton base, as we wanted to relocate our Class Fundraising services into the current AGNE site. We have been planning the move for some time and it’s great to now have almost everything in one place.”

Director Sean Costigan added: “We are getting back towards pre-pandemic numbers and have seen 80 per cent growth in the first five months of the year compared to 2021, thanks to both new clients and existing ones, who are returning to normality.

“The acquisition of CFR has given us additional services and resources which will be of interest to existing clients as well as acquiring new ones and will support our continuing growth plans, blending both brands to strengthen our overall offering.”

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