A DIGITAL marketing and design firm has marked 10 years of operation with a string of new clients and an expansion of its digital team.

Relative Marketing, based in Wood Street, first opened for business in July 2011 and has gone from strength to strength since.

Within just the last seven months, three new digital recruits have all joined Relative’s growing team, with another new team member due to join the agency in August as Senior Digital Project Manager.

The agency announced seven new client wins at the start of 2021 alone - six of which are based in the North West.

The firm was co-founded by Bolton brothers Simon and Robert Barlow and the duo has strived to work with businesses in the town where possible due to its local roots.

Simon, the creative director at the firm, said: “We learnt everything we know from our father, who ran a successful Manchester-based digital agency. Robert and I both worked alongside him and, once the agency closed, we started Relative Marketing.

“We wanted to build on what our father had created by founding a business that aligns with the modern-day client needs, specifically around digital transformation, whilst also benefitting the local community.”

Despite the struggles of maintaining and running a small business, as well as the most recent setback of the global pandemic, the agency has persevered and is now set to thrive more than ever in its tenth year.

To show its commitment to the local community and celebrate working with various North-West businesses over the years, the agency is giving away free SEO and Tech consultations to any local business that reaches out - worth a cool £1,500.

The lucky businesses will get the chance to receive advice from Relative’s experienced digital team on how to enhance its marketing outreach, assist online growth and ultimately, reach its full potential.

If you’d like to take Relative up on this offer, then email them on info@relativemarketing.co.uk, or alternatively, call 01204 493382, before Friday, July 30.