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Investing in local talent: Eighty3 Creative has taken on an apprentice

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Congratulations to Sandwell marketing and design agency Eighty3 Creative, which has expanded its team by investing in a graduate apprentice.

Eighty3 Creative has recently welcomed graduate digital marketing apprentice, Rosie.

Since directors Amie and Craig famously founded their business on £80 in 2008, the marketing and design agency has continually grown. Eighty3 Creative has always worked closely with clients to deliver bespoke design and digital marketing solutions.

The company achieved further success when it moved from Wolverhampton to an office at Burnt Tree in Tipton.

“Our target market is manufacturers, so this is an ideal place for us to be. Sandwell has great transport links, a thriving business community and strong business support. Since the move we have had an increase in turnover, profit and enquiries,” Craig told us, when we wrote this profile of the business

By taking part in Sandwell Business Boost last year – our growth support programme for Sandwell SMEs – Eighty3 Creative accessed expert guidance to aid with its expansion plans.

And now Eighty3 Creative has fulfilled its next growth ambition by taking on a graduate apprentice. In recruiting Rosie, business partners Amie and Craig have given a young creative person employment in Sandwell while enabling her to learn as she works.

Fresh perspective

Rosie hopes to bring a fresh perspective to Sandwell marketing. She aims to enhance the company’s digital marketing efforts with innovative ideas across social media platforms.

Rosie said: “I chose the apprenticeship route as I had just finished my degree in Birmingham and just wasn’t ready to be done with learning! I have always been interested in a career in marketing but, honestly, just didn’t know where to start. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have received to do what I love and learn on the job.

“I’m excited to gain the knowledge and training to evolve my career in marketing. Eighty3 really is the perfect company for me to do this in.”

Grow in Sandwell

Eighty3 Creative is ready to maintain its growth. The team is now applying to the Grow in Sandwell SME Grant. The idea behind the scheme is to empower local businesses to achieve sustainable growth.  

Eighty3 Creative’s team expansion shows the company’s commitment to supporting local talent whilst shaping the future of the industry. We look forward to hearing more from Amie, Craig and Rosie!

To give a local person a step up and gain a skilled team member for your Sandwell organisation, talk to us about apprenticeships. Sandwell Council’s Think Sandwell Employment and Skills Team supports your business and your apprentice throughout the apprenticeship process – including with grants and incentives where available. 

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