What Makes Us Tick
Factory work with medium to large business and growing brands who need a large degree of online visibility and conversion in order to thrive. We help them by providing creative marketing campaigns and kick-arse digital presences that fuel growth and increase profitability. We are Google Partners, which means we have helped many businesses like yours generate multiple returns on their online investments and marketing spend.
Our Story.. for anyone who likes a story :)
First established in 2013 by designer Andi Wilkinson, Andi had a dream of an agency with creative people doing creative things. Everyone would be happy all day and do great work right? One Christmas, Andi was enjoying a bratwurst at the Manchester Christmas Markets with friend Dan Ackers and saw an empty shop. A fun half hour was spent with Andi & Danny dreaming up the “What if I had a creative agency”. Little over a year later, she decided she owed it to the world of the web to do it. Starting out as CreativJam. Offering graphic design and web design for small business and a dream of one day being a “Real Manchester Agency” Andi started with a handful of clients, and lots of big ideas.
Exciting Google Stuff.
In 2015 the business achieved Google Partner Status & Continue to strive for excellence in this area. in 2017 we were hand picked by Google as one of 30 digital agencies in the UK to attend their elite ‘Elevator’ coaching program, aimed at helping us fulfil the growth potential befitting our quality of service. It was during this journey she sparked up a rapport with Ben Tennant, their Agency Development Manager at Google.
Ben left Google to Join Made By Factory in late 2017 as equal partner and director and brings a wealth of cutting edge industry experience and a wealth of Yorkshire dialect to our team.
Dynamo & The Wolf
Amongst the fun we have had along the way, we were invited to Downing Street, Toured round Parliament, Attended the British Ambassadors reception in Dublin, Won the most promising business in the borough of Rochdale in 2016, Took a selfie with Craig Charles, met Dynamo in an elevator at Google & had dinner with Jordan Belfort AKA The Wolf Of Wall Street
Since 2018, Dan left to start his own dream of a solo agency, & focuses on small business and App development, whilst Ben & Andi focus on Technical SEO, Google Ads & Web Development.
With our passion for great web design, and a commitment to quality high converting websites via creative marketing campaigns, we help business like yours scale and profit online every day.
From small business to Enterprise level clients and brands, notably Provident Financial Group, Best Western, bibliotheca, Movado, Ebel & Naturelly, our specialism is our bright appealing visual style and our ability to understand your vision and get on board with it. We have provided training with Google, The Growth Company, Enterprise Nation, Rochdale Council, amongst others to hundreds of businesses.
Fully Remote Agency
In June 2018, we packed up our boxes and made the move to being a fully remote agency. We service clients in USA, Europe, London and All over the UK. Being tied to a desk in a town seemed a very pointless exercise. In the light of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, we are glad we had already created a solid infrastructure for remote work, both for ourselves and training any staff members to work from anywhere.
Small is Beautiful
Being a small agency means you get to work with the combined expertise of the company directors, instead of a less experienced team. We know we have something special and we bring this to everything we do for you.
Andi Wilkinson is the founder of Made By Factory. With a background of design and computing, her specialisms are designing highly optimised websites & launching killer SEO strategies.
Ben joined the team from Google UK and is now co-owner of the business. His specialism is high performance Google Ad campaigns and facebook marketing.
Helen is our content manager and looks after content on our websites, and keeping everything up to date.
Matt is an award winning fine art photographer and designer, and is involved in creative aspects of our design projects.