London-based digital agency moves its headquarters to Yorkshire with help of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

David Mann, managing director of dxw. Credit: LEP.David Mann, managing director of dxw. Credit: LEP.
David Mann, managing director of dxw. Credit: LEP.
A London-based digital agency is relocating its headquarters to its Leeds site - the "fastest growing digital economy" outside of the capital.

A “high-growth” digital agency serving the public sector across the UK, the business, called dxw, first opened its satellite office in Leeds during the summer of 2018 with support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

The announcement came during the Leeds Digital Festival - an annual festival celebrating all things digital - which finishes tomorrow.

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The company benefited from support through Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (the LEP) #welcome fund. 

Aimed at tech businesses that want to set up a new presence in the region, it offers funding of £10,000-£50,000 to support relocation or expansion projects

David Mann, managing director of dxw, said:   “We have been so impressed with the collaborative digital community, access to talent and the supportive business environment in Leeds City Region, we have made the decision to move our HQ out of London and into Leeds.

“There’s a big public sector presence in and around Leeds, and we’re well connected with other cities. The support from the LEP and Leeds City Council has been invaluable, and the LEP’s #welcome scheme is superb. We would encourage businesses like ours to make the most of it.”

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Leeds City Region was recently recognised as having the highest "scale-up" rate in the North of England by the ScaleUp Institute, thanks to its talent pipeline, leadership development and access to UK markets. 

Roger Marsh, OBE DL, chairman of the LEP, said: “I am delighted that dxw are moving their HQ to Leeds City Region. This investment signals that our region remains attractive to high-growth, digital firms that are the key to the region's economic recovery.

“I am confident that Leeds City Region will provide the ideal base for the business to expand and grow and I look forward to following their future success.”

Coun Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said:  “Leeds is the fastest growing digital economy outside London and a great place to be based for any business and we are delighted with the news that dxw are moving their HQ to Leeds.

“With economic conditions now adapting in the Covid-19 world, we are keen to support and encourage businesses like dxw to expand, grow and benefit both our local economy and the wider city region.”