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Ambitious Ascot Group is growing fast

The Ascot Group is a fast growing creative publishing and digital marketing business that was founded by entrepreneur Andrew Scott in 2004.

Andrew is a business growth specialist, who has built, sold and acquired a number of companies across the UK.

The Ascot Group has three divisions. Purplex – a specialist digital marketing consultancy -that counts major global and UK based companies such as Cotswold Architectural Products, Winkhaus, TGI, Masco and the Epwin Group as it clients - Insight Data – a market research business and data provider; and Business Leader Magazine and Awards.

Purplex to Business Leader

The business originally began as Purplex, with Andrew drawing on his experience of running multi-million pound companies to offer marketing and business growth advice to business leaders across the UK.

The most recently launched business within the Ascot Group is Business Leader - a high-quality business magazine covering the region and mailed direct to 10k business owners, directors and influencers every other month.

Big plans

The business started with just Andrew but now employs 30 people in a number of specialist creative roles covering fields such as SEO, content marketing, publishing, PR, Data Compliance, research and design.

As part of a plan to create high-value and cutting edge jobs in the area Andrew expects to create another 100 roles in the next five years, move to new premises and create a Centre of Excellence for App development.

The company also run an apprenticeship and graduate scheme in the business.

Relentless

Andrew comments: “I am relentless and passionate about creating high-value and fulfilling employment in this region – and that is why I decided to set up the business.

“I have lived and worked all over the UK but fell in love with North Somerset and the surrounding area straight away – it’s a great place to have a business. The education provision is excellent, transport links are good and it’s an area with high skills. It’s also on the doorstep of Bristol – a fantastic city which is the heartbeat of innovation, technology and creativity in the UK.

“The Ascot Group is about creativity, being cutting edge and helping our customers grow their businesses; and through our magazine and events it’s also about promoting business in the region and celebrating enterprise.”

Find out more at www.ascotgroup.co.uk

 

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