Expansion for digital agency

Website designers Xigen move to new premises in Priory Park, Bedford.
Website designers Xigen move to new premises in Priory Park, Bedford.

A rapidly expanding Bedford business celebrated its success by inviting the Mayor of Bedford to officially open its new premises.

Xigen is a full service digital agency with a turnover of more than £1 million and more than 50 regular clients.

James Pruden, Xigen studio directior said: “Since Mark Fitzsimmons founded the company in his flat 13 years ago, Xigen have gone from strength-to-strength. We’ve built a rich portfolio and work closely with our clients on amazing on and offline projects.

“We now employ a staff of 30 local professionals who have the ability to manage every aspect of our projects in-house – always ensuring high quality. We needed somewhere big enough to be an open-plan studio with space for chill-out rooms, meeting rooms and offices.

“Our new building at Priory Business Park gives us this, with room to grow and hire new team members up to a maximum of 42 staff as and when required.”

Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “It shows the benefit of our iLab – an innovation centre organised by Bedford Borough Council. Xigen has now outgrown it which is a nice problem in itself. This is a hi-tech, front-end company. There’s also some really skilled people working for them.

“Xigen’s success is great for Bedford, great for them, and great for Priory Business Park. I wish them all the best.”

Xigen client Ross Goodwin, managing director of mytoolshed.co.uk, said: “We’ve always had a great relationship with Xigen, they offer a special service. They’ve done exceptionally well.”

James added: “Having the mayor open the building was a real honour. It’s great to see the support the borough council has given us over the years to help promote a local business.”