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Andrew Sheen, Wurkhouse MD, Troy Armour, CEO Patral Group and Paul Curran, Wurkhouse's social media director

£1m media merger creates at least 16 jobs in Derry

14 Jan 2016

A merger between two creative agencies in Northern Ireland will see the creation of 16 jobs as Wurkhouse takes Blue Splat under its wing.

The merger, which sees both operations work under the Wurkhouse title, results in a 16-strong workforce, with plans “to double this, and maybe more” over the next three years.

The fusion of the Derry-based digital firms now sees the expanding Wurkhouse brand – based in the Northern Ireland Science Park – seeking offices in the UK and US in Q1 of this year. It is part of the Patral Group.

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MD Andy Sheen, founder and former director of Blue Splat, describes the merger as “a perfect fusion of skills under the roof of a truly complete creative agency”, with expansion plans formulated the moment the merger was completed.

“The forging together of creative and digital expertise within the Wurkhouse stable gives us the ability to collectively press ahead internationally with great confidence and ambition,” he said.

“Our HQ in Northern Ireland is buzzing with creativity and digital know-how. Our new office in London is ready to go and our New York office is set to open for business in early 2016 – setting in motion our big push to expand our export capabilities to the US.

“We currently have a great team of people at our headquarters in Derry and our three-year plan for growth envisages doubling our workforce here by 2019,” he added.

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