Cork web firm merges with Dublin outfit

29 October 2015
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

Two of Ireland’s leading web development and digital marketing agencies, Cork-based Granite Digital and Enhance Multimedia of Dublin, are teaming up to provide web design, development and digital marketing services nationwide, in a partnership worth €2m in turnover.

DC 27/10/2015 - REPRO FREE FREE PIC Conor Buckley and Sean Byrne announce a partnership between Granite Digital and Enhance Multimedia worth Û2m in turnover, that will see them provide web design, development and digital marketing services nationwide. Pic: Diane Cusack
Conor Buckley and Sean Byrne announce a partnership between Granite Digital and Enhance Multimedia worth Û2m in turnover, that will see them provide web design, development and digital marketing services nationwide.
Pic: Diane Cusack

Granite Digital has signed an agreement with web firm, Enhance Multimedia, which sees the creation of one of Ireland’s largest web design, development and digital marketing agencies. The combined businesses will have over 30 employees and will maintain offices in Dublin and Cork, followed by the imminent establishment of a presence in Galway. The combined business will offer a wider range of products and services to clients of both companies. Combined the overall group expects to top €5million in turnover by 2018.

Speaking about the deal, Granite Digital CEO, Conor Buckley stated: “This is fantastic news for both businesses. It has long been our ambition to take our business nationwide and, while we already service many customers in Dublin and elsewhere, it will be hugely beneficial to have a Dublin-based team. We are delighted to get the opportunity to work with Enhance’s existing customers and to make new services available to customers of both businesses. We are very much looking forward to working with the team at Enhance.”

Granite Digital has significant experience of combining web businesses, having very successfully teamed up with Digital Crew in 2011, and having taken over the portfolio of Fireball Media in 2013; establishing Granite as the largest specialist digital agency in Munster.

Founded by Partners, Conor Buckley, Robert Carpenter, Seamus White and Ger O’Shea in December 2008 and chaired by Alf Smiddy, Granite provides a full service web agency delivered by a talented and experienced team. In just under seven years, the original team of four will have expanded to more than 30 following this deal. The team offers a full range of digital services to an impressive list of large and small clients including Cork Institute of Technology, Bon Secours Hospitals, UCC, UCD, Munster Rugby, Institute of Technology Dublin, Meadows and Byrne, Barry’s Tea, Blarney Woollen Mills, World Choice Travel, Timberland Ireland, The Fota Collection, Ceramicx and Enterprise Ireland.

Enhance Multimedia CEO, Sean Byrne said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Granite Digital to bring two great businesses together and to develop a business that can truly offer nationwide services. This deal will cement the core service offerings of both businesses and allow us to offer all clients an expanded suite of services in the digital space. We very much look forward to working together and are already on our way to becoming one team.”

For further information visit www.granite.ie and www.enhance.ie

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