Leeds-based digital marketing agency Ascensor announces third deal in a year

The Leeds-based digital marketing agency Ascensor has announced its third deal in a year with the acquisition of Blue Mantis assets.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:20 am
Andrew Firth, MD of Ascensor

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, includes the recruitment of six Blue Mantis employees.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ascensor MD Andrew Firth said: “This is a strategic opportunity to accelerate the growth of Ascensor, safeguard jobs and provide clients with continuity of service.

“The purchase is a perfect fit for Ascensor,’’ he added. “Blue Mantis has been established for 11 years, with a leading position as a developer of bespoke web software for automotive, retail and professional services clients. This deal complements our existing digital transformation activities for businesses in these sectors, and adds a raft of like-minded talent to our team.”

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As part of the deal, Ascensor has recruited the three directors of Blue Mantis. Martyn Lee becomes head of client services, David Eggington joins as a senior UX designer, and Keith

Hill takes up a senior role in the application development team.

The recruitment count also includes Chris Nightingale (senior account manager), Megan Lancaster (service delivery manager) and Egle Kreivyte (back-end developer).