About Us – Our story
It’s hard to believe how things have evolved over the past 16 years since FirstFound was started by Ivan and myself. Back in 2000 the digital market was very different and most businesses were sceptical about the importance of the internet to help drive revenue. Armed with phones, computers, the internet and a small office in Manchester it wasn’t long before we started to help businesses see the potential and start getting results online.
Fast forward 16 years and FirstFound is now a full service digital agency that employs over 100 staff from St James’s Buildings in Manchester where we have been since 2003. Over the years we have continued to grow the business and have expanded our office space a total of 5 times from 2305 to 10500 square feet since moving to St James’s Buildings. A lot has changed in that time but search engine optimisation and digital has remained at the heart of our business.
In 2006 Sharon Kovacs joined the company in the role of Operations Director and she has been fundamental in helping to drive growth and bring more services to the business including the introduction of our Google AdWords service. We have continued to develop and grow our pay per click service and this expertise has been recognised with our Google Premier Partner status.
Our office expansions combined with our commitment to recruit the best staff has enabled us to build up our teams and focus on a full range of digital services that include: pay per click, social media, web design and development, copywriting, branding and more.
As a business our vision is simple “To enable all businesses, regardless of size, to succeed in the digital world.”