A YORK based web agency has taken on new staff after it won international contracts worth more than £50,000.

Geonet Solutions, which recently won contracts with Whessoe Engineering Ltd, the Association of Air Ambulances, Teesside University and Sydney, Australia-based Aberdeen House, has employed Scott Wood as frontend developer, Emily Scott as backend developer, Chris McQuillan as creative manager and Rosie Whelpton as business development manager.

Geonet Solutions creates websites for a range of companies and industries in USA, Canada and across Europe, and was set up in 1997.

Former engineer Mike Overfield took over the business in 2010 and said: “Having spent most of my life running an extremely busy engineering firm, it is rather strange to now find myself involved in a rapidly expanding Digital Web Design Studio. However there are some similarities, both businesses contain young ambitious staff eager to embrace new technology, both have a vision to constantly improve and innovate new services and help our ever expanding customer base.

“I am extremely proud of the progress we have made in such a short period at Geonet Solutions and I am constantly amazed at the power of the internet that allows a web design studio based in the North East to reach out and build relationships with clients in over twelve countries around the world."

The company currently employs eight members of staff across Darlington and York, and plans to take on another new member of staff this year.