Earlier today, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex opened Saturn House, the brand new headquarters of CW Advertising and ITFX Limited. His Royal Highness unveiled a unique and highly unusual â€˜digital plaqueâ€™ within the entrance to the new building, which is situated on Mercury Rise at Altham Business Park.
Saturn House provides a stunning setting for the ongoing development of CW Advertising and ITFX Limited, the areaâ€™s leading advertising, marketing, PR and multi-media businesses. Both companies are housed within the superb new premises on Mercury Rise, which is one of the premier office development sites in the East Lancashire area.
CW Advertising has been operating across the region for over 25 years and it is because of the companyâ€™s ongoing expansion, coupled with the development of sister company ITFX Limited that a move to new 9,000 sq ft. office premises was a necessity. Add to this a major investment in the latest networking and IT solutions and it is easy to see why Saturn House points the way forward for both firms.
The state of the art technology and facilities that the new building offers will enable more integrated and even more successful campaigns. In fact, it is less than three months since the move to new premises and everyone has settled into their task of providing effective, fully integrated marketing and new media solutions from the new purpose built headquarters.
Clive Wood, Managing Director of CW Advertising and ITFX Limited said of the occasion:
â€œWe were delighted to welcome HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex to Saturn House. This move to new premises represents a major step in the development of two of the regionâ€™s most respected advertising, marketing and new media businesses and it was an honour that His Royal Highness came to open the building.â€
The visit to Lancashire comes less than two months after the Queen toured the Ribble Valley as part of her 80th birthday celebrations. And in his role of trustee, HRH Prince Edward also attended a Garden Party at Stonyhurst College to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Year of The Duke of Edinburghâ€™s Award.
The construction of Mercury Rise has revitalised the entrance to Altham Business Park. The development has been designed with conservation in mind, with a number of attractive features being incorporated into the ongoing development plans to give the site a more rural feel. To encourage outdoor recreation, a picnic area is to be added as part of the extensive landscape work.
The CW Advertising creative marketing team has expanded yet again in response to a number of high profile account wins, since the company moved to brand new headquarters at Mercury Rise, Altham Business Park.
CW Advertising Limited and sister company ITFX, had already been established for a number of years as the top design, new media and creative marketing agencies in the region when the move to purpose built office premises was announced in April last year. And, following the move, the account wins have continued to come in â€“ leading to the two senior management team appointments earlier this month.
David Bates joins the team as Sales & Marketing Manager and his brief is to manage key accounts and develop the existing CW Advertising client base by advising on and implementing totally integrated marketing solutions. David also operates in a sales capacity for CW Advertisingâ€™s award winning, new media sister company ITFX Limited.
â€˜Born and bredâ€™ in the Rossendale Valley, David commented that he is:
â€œHappy to be back on this side of the hills again, especially as he now has an opportunity to develop his career with one of the regionâ€™s most respected and most established design and marketing agencies.â€
Further expanding the specialist commercial property team, James takes over the management of a number of key accounts, whilst also looking to further develop the companyâ€™s business links within the City of London. And, James couldnâ€™t have a better mentor, as his father has already handled some of the biggest commercial property and investment projects to come out of the City over the past 25 years.
Clive Wood, Managing Director explained that the new appointments were part of the companyâ€™s plans for growth. He commented that:
â€œOur continued success and rapidly expanding client base means that, in order to stay at the top, we have to bring the right people into our management infrastructure.
Our business has been built on results and a commitment to providing the very best levels of service across all disciplines. The only way we can maintain this is to offer a balance of expertise and creativity and, whether we look to outside expertise or develop our own people within the company, our recruitment policy must reflect this.
I believe that the appointment of David Bates, who has an in-depth understanding of the industry and the promotion of my Son, James to Key Account Executive, reflects our ambition to further develop the business and offer clients the most innovative solutions with the very best support.â€
CW Advertising has recently completed high profile projects for James Dewhurst, Pertex and Jones Lang LaSalle.