Case Studies from May 2016

Impression Creative Industry Exemplar from Growing Nottingham

Impression is a digital marketing agency, based in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. Founded in November 2012 by Aaron Dicks and Tom Craig and started trading officially in the summer of 2014. Since its inception, Impression has grown quickly from a team of two to a team of more than 20 digital marketing, design and web development professionals.

Impression contacted the D2N2 Growh Hub when they were experiencing record growth and needed to grow their team to deliver new client projects.

In summer 2015, Impression was keen to recruit local graduates and with its graduate scheme and contribution from Nottingham City Council, student recruitment became the right choice and helped the company to grow and to make new jobs for local graduates in the process.

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"Impression invests in high quality hardware and this comes at a cost. We had 3 new members of staff ready to join last summer and the grant from NBV supported us in purchasing part funded hardware for these employees.

The funding and support we received helped us to continue our growth and today, we’re proud to be one of the area’s biggest digital marketing agencies, continuing to grow and recruit locally."

Aaron Dicks, Impression

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NBV Start&Grow Case Study - Taylor Made Plumbing

Taylor Made Plumbing


Mathew Spence approached NBV in August 2015.

He had extensive experience in plumbing, heating, fabrication and welding and wanted to capitalise on his experience by launching his own renewable plumbing company.

From the outset, he was provided with tailored advice from his dedicated NBV adviser David Hallam.

Mathew is now starting to trade as Taylor Made Plumbing, and is confident that he can make his fledgling business a success.

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