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Derry’s Wurkhouse Opens New York Office

02/03/16

Leading Northern Ireland creative agency Wurkhouse has celebrated Social Media Week New York with the opening of a new sales office in Times Square

The expansion to the US east coast follows last month’s announcement of a £1m investment by the company in Derry.

Wurkhouse currently employs 20 people at its headquarters in Derry’s Northern Ireland Science Park complex and has plans to double its workforce over the next three years.

Speaking after opening the company’s first oversees base, Managing Director Andy Sheen, said it was an important next step for Northern Ireland’s leading creative agency.

“We’re delighted to be rolling out the exciting next phase in the evolution of our company,” he said.

“Following the major expansion of Wurkhouse last month, we have now taken an important next step. Our presence in New York’s famous Times Square will be a key factor in helping us achieve our ambitious plans for growth over the next three years and beyond.

“Having a base in New York will open up a huge market for the tremendous talent and expertise which exists at Wurkhouse. We’re relishing the opportunity to showcase our refreshing style of creativity to drive prosperity for our US clients,” he added.

Members of the Wurkhouse management team – including Social Media Director Paul Curran and Troy Armour, CEO of parent company Patral Technology and Media Group - attended several high profile events during Social Media Week New York.

Wurkhouse has created four new jobs in Derry this month as part of its ongoing expansion.