ZMI ALPHA:Newquay homecoming for marketing agency founder after nine years in Canada

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ZMI ALPHA:Newquay homecoming for marketing agency founder after nine years in Canada

A Canadian marketing agency has set up a UK operation in Cornwall.

Marwick Marketing is known as a “premier Google partner agency” – one of only 3% of agencies in Europe and North America awarded this optimum status.

Founded in 2012, by Christian Thomson, Marwick Marketing flourished in Canada, providing digital business and profit building strategies and implementation for a wide range of companies across various sectors in and around British Columbia.

The company was listed as the 11th Fastest Growing Companies in British Columbia, out of 500,000 companies.

Mr Thomson was listed in Business in Vancouver magazine in the 40 under 40 watch list for entrepreneurs across the whole country.

Marwick Marketing is now a team of 21 people offering an extensive range of services to a varied client base.

Now in its ninth year of trading, the firm decided to move into the UK market as part of an ongoing investment and expansion strategy.

The move to Newquay, Cornwall, is also a return home for founder Christian who previously lived in the seaside town for 13 years, setting up a number of successful businesses and meeting his Canadian wife, Theresa.

He said: “Marwick has always focussed on being clear on what we do, and what we deliver for our clients across the board – and that’s fast growth and higher profits.

“Lots of Google marketeers love the ‘Geek Speak’ of our shared science and they over-complicate it all.

“They constantly talk in acronyms like it’s a special world that only other geeks can enter and understand. But we don’t work like that.”

In 2009, Christian won the Cornwall Business Awards for Young Business Person of the Year.  Christian and his family later moved to Canada where he built Marwick Marketing from scratch.

Christian said that the relocation back to Cornwall allows him the opportunity to expand Marwick Marketing across the UK, providing top flight services for ambitious businesses within any sector.

He added: “We’re happy to share all our secrets, to demystify the acronyms and make it easy for all our clients to understand how we drive major growth for everyone we work with.”

Marwick Marketing UK opened for business in late 2020 and in just a few months, has amassed a number of clients in the online retail markets and in hotels and hospitality including the Cornish Bakery’s new ‘Pasties by Post’ UK-wide service, Bodmin-based Bonds the Jewellers, The Queensberry Hotel in Bath and Another Place The Lake, a luxury hotel in the Lake District which is part of the Watergate Bay group.

Christian said: “We have a team of 21 in our office in Canada and for myself and my family, moving back to Cornwall was a very natural opportunity for us – and for the business.

“There’s so many companies doing really interesting things here, but they just need help to get to the next level, without it being too painful.

“That’s what we do with Marwick. We immediately get onboard and under the skin of a client’s business, driving clear, decisive customer and sales growth and the pandemic has actually created a wealth of opportunities for businesses keen to build their digital propositions.”

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