A DIGITAL marketing agency in York has appointed a specialist as non-executive director.

Edge45 has appointed search engine and marketing agency specialist John Readman who will oversee the next stage of the business’s growth.

John has already been responsible for the growth of several digital agencies including Summit Media and Search Laboratory. He helped Search Laboratory grow from a small Leeds based agency to having offices in London and New York and working with many leading household names such as Asos, Boohoo, Superdry and House of Fraser.

The company was founded by Colin Docherty in 2015, and makes clients’ websites more visible on the internet to attract customers and generate sales, through Search Engine Optimisation, Pay Per Click, Conversion Rate Optimisation and Social Media Advertising.

Mr Docherty said: "I am proud of how Edge45 has grown in the last four years and am ambitious about its potential for future growth, something which John will be a big part of.

"John brings significant experience and knowledge of the digital agency industry, coupled with an energy and passion that will greatly benefit the company and we are very much looking forward to working with him as we embark on the next stage of our growth."

Mr Readman said: "Edge45 has already established a solid reputation both across the region and within the industry and I am very much looking forward to guiding the business as it moves forward. I will be identifying opportunities to scale the business, helping them to go from the best in York to the best in the UK, and beyond."

The firm., which is based in the centre of York, employs a team of five with a portfolio of clients across the UK including Kopparberg, Glencor Golf and Langleys Solicitors.