Blog | Growing Global

13th February 2017

January 2017 marked the launch of Project Octo as an International Digital Agency as the company expanded operations to Melbourne, Australia.

Director Ketan Mistry had planned the move since 2012, and once our Manchester office was running successfully, it was time to take the brand and its values to a new market. We made the move as part of developing an ‘always on’ 24/7 support model, able to monitor and diagnose client operations whilst others still slept, as well as servicing its international clients.

Project Octo was founded three years ago, and this is the first step in developing a globally recognised brand.

“The decision to relocate to Oz is something that fits with Project Octo’s long-term expansion plans, which have always been to be a globally recognisable name,” Mistry said. “We’ve got a big job ahead of us, but I’m really excited to be putting a British flag in the ground in Melbourne, as I think we’re one of very few UK digital agencies to open an office there.”

We specialise in digital marketing and ecommerce projects, key to this being the development of an ecommerce software platform, Shopit, which it will be making available to retailers, developers and agencies over coming months via www.shopitcommerce.com.

If you are expanding internationally – or want to research the possibilities of doing so – our Export service can help. Offering Market Analysis reports, legal and structural guidance, we can help you understand the huge opportunities of taking your business abroad.

This news was featured in Prolific North, Mumbrella, and the Manchester Evening News amongst others

Adam Pritchard

Lead contact for many of our delightful clients, Adam has nearly 15 years of digital experience, from the days of getting 3M and Pioneer UK web-friendly, to leading project teams on development and marketing projects for the likes of Tesco, Royal College of Nursing and National Tyres. Secretary of junior football club Winton Wanderers, most of the weekend is spent coaching kids, or reading the Sunday papers with coffee and cake.