Horizon Works, which offers marketing, strategy, PR, digital and creative services, purchased a 2335 sq ft purpose-built two storey office building on Northumberland Business Park, near Cramlington. Since moving to the new site earlier this year, it has invested heavily in new internal facilities - including an event space with a capacity of 50, plus hot desk areas and a contemporary office environment for its staff.
The new headquarters was officially opened by Cllr Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Advance Northumberland, the economic regeneration company established by Northumberland County Council, last month.
Horizon Works, which was founded in 2010, supports innovators in complex industries with a full range of marketing services.
Horizon Works’ new event space can be used to host seminars, workshops, presentations, networking events and product launches, and will enhance the company’s offering to its clients – who will be able to use the facilities for their own events – and industry networks. The facilities will also be available to other regional businesses and organisations.
The investment in a new headquarters will support Horizon Works’ ongoing expansion, with the company set to make several additional senior appointments this summer.
Horizon Works plays an active role in industry networks and clusters including the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), North East England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), Digital Union, NOF Energy and The Entrepreneurs’ Forum. The company is also the marketing partner of The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) and delivers its quarterly Marketing Club.
It will be rolling out a series of Learn and Connect lunch networking events over the next few months, which will encourage businesses to share ideas and engage in informal networking. The company was previously headquartered in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and works across sectors including manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and life sciences, technology, professional services and the public sector.
Horizon Works’ clients include: INVISTA Performance Technologies, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates; US-based water purification specialist AmeriWater; Fera Science Ltd (formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency) which is based at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus near York; Middlesbrough-based hydraulic engineering specialist Industrial & Marine Hydraulics (IMH); expanded metal mesh manufacturer The Expanded Metal Company; commercial law firm Watson Burton; business communications and systems provider Cellular Solutions; and asbestos management consultancy Franks Portlock.
Samantha Vassallo, founder and managing director of Horizon Works, said: “Our new headquarters will enable us to expand our workforce as we grow – and provides our staff with a spacious, comfortable working environment in a fantastic location. Northumberland Business Park is easily accessible and close to some of the North East’s key manufacturing and pharma hubs: it was therefore a highly attractive site when we were looking to invest in a new office.
“The purchase of the building and subsequent refurbishment means we can now support our clients and network partners – as well as the local business community – with a place where they can come and do business and make new connections. “We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved since launching in 2010 and this marks the beginning on an exciting new phase as we approach our second decade in business.”
Cllr Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Advance Northumberland, said: “We’re delighted Horizon Works has chosen to relocate in the county and is looking to expand over the next few months.
“For new companies as well as those looking to expand, Northumberland offers so many benefits and this is another great example of a forward thinking company flourishing in the county.”
For more information, visit https://horizonworks.co.uk/