Centre's Square's 30 businesses to watch

Throughout the month of November, we carried out a campaign that named and celebrated some of the best companies across Middlesbrough and its surrounding regions.

From outstanding professional services companies including Logic Architecture and Paul J Watson solicitors, to digital ground breakers including The Social Gene Marketing Consultancy and Double Eleven, our list was something to behold.

So, without further ado, here are Centre Square’s 30 businesses to watch!



ABLE UK - This company has been active since 1966 and is a market leader in the field of demolition and land development - they're truly leading the charge and have clinched a lot of contracts recently.


The Social Gene Marketing Consultancy - With 15 years' digital marketing experience and now specialising in social media & digital strategy, this agency is going from strength to strength - it's a privilege to watch!


Sirius Group - In recent months alone the company has provided engineering design services for an £8m remediation project and hired a number of new recruits to drive their UK-wide expansion. Exceptional!


Swift Cover - Swift Cover is a home and car insurance company, and has been offering excellent deals to customers for over 13 years - here's to the next 13!


Mabo Media - Mabo Media is a digital company specialising in web optimisation and was voted the BEST Small PPC Agency In Europe at the 2018 European Search Awards!


Double Eleven - This developer of interactive digital entertainment works on some of the most popular games consoles in the world - including Xbox One, PS4 and Xbox 360 – from their office in Middlesbrough!


Amplience - This content management and delivery specialist works with UK-leaders including Argos, DFS and Boohoo! That’s the type of industry domination we like to see!


Animmersion – This team help to create immersive digital experiences through animation, 3D visualisation and interactive displays. Such innovative work truly deserved a place in our 30 to watch.


Just Williams – This wonderful company focuses on sales outsourcing, creating connections & raising profiles, which empowers businesses to create their own growth across the North East!


PX Group – PX Group has officially broken into a league table of the top performing firms in the UK after doubling its profits in just three years. Outstanding work!


Macks Solicitors - Macks Solicitors is a modern, progressive law firm with traditional values, and has been helping clients for over 30 years in Middlesbrough and further afield.


AV Dawson – This team is a multi-modal logistics provider offering road transport, rail freight and quayside loading. Celebrating 80 years in Middlesbrough, this is a company that's truly found the secrets to success!


Applebridge Construction - Applebridge was one of only 2 companies in Teesside to make the LSE UK 1,000 most inspiring firms list!


Logic Architecture – Logic made it onto our list because we appreciate their approach “to ‘add value’, whether it be via the quality of the space we create, the efficiency of the process within, or optimise the return on investment it achieves.” Adding value should be the primary aim of every business in the North East!


Iris Software - This accountancy software company has over 40 years of expertise and broke into Grant Thornton Top Track 250 this year! Incredible work!


Paul J Watson Solicitors – This family-run business has been spearheaded by a father and daughter team for the last 15 years, and the team keeps on growing!

Kraken IM - Kraken IM have been helping engineers communicate, share, and collaborate for years and are growing rapidly in our hometown of Middlesbrough.


Endeavour Partnership – With 'near telepathic levels of insight', this team gives their clients commercially invaluable solutions to ensure their businesses thrive. An incredible company to have in the North East!


Spearhead Interactive - Spearhead Interactive was one of five North East companies to make Creative England's Top 50 Creative Companies in the UK!


Sarens UK LTD - This team have a noble mission to be the global reference in crane rental services and engineered transport for their clients, and they're truly leading the charge!


Freers Askew Bunting – Freers dedicate their lives to providing high-quality legal services for both private and business matters, with over 70 years' experience between them! Amazing work!


GRN Sportswear - This innovative team sells British-made, sustainable swim, bike and tri-wear. Saving the environment one swim suit at a time!


Erimus - As one of the UK’s Top 100 Independent Insurance Brokers, this team paves the way within their industry!


Watson Woodhouse solicitors – Leading law firm in the North East and North Yorkshire, Watson Woodhouse’s aim is to build trusting, long-lasting relationships with their clients so, when you have a legal issue, you think Watson Woodhouse. We love that!


Coursebox – Training the next generation of business professionals, Coursebox calls Middlesbrough home and we're delighted to have them!


Ithica films – Want a film produced in Middlesbrough? Ithica Films is the place to go! Matt McGough and his team are seasoned pros and create films that stir emotions, provoke reactions and capture imaginations.


Appamondo - Appamondo changes how companies interact with their clients and customers, and because of their time-saving software, we're delighted to welcome them onto our 30 to watch list!


Charles Clinkard - With a £39.5m turnover in 2017 and an ongoing national expansion, this team’s successes are showing no signs of slowing down!


Ramsdens - Established in 1987, Ramsdens, specialising in pawnbroking, has over 130 branches throughout the UK and are sure to help you out when money is tight!


Visualsoft - Based in Teesside with over 20 years of trading, this eCommerce and Digital Marketing company paves the way for better technology in their industry.


What a list!

We were excited and inspired to showcase so many incredible businesses across our region in November, and we hope that it helped everyone to appreciate what a vibrant and entrepreneurial place Teesside is.

If you’re feeling inspired by these outstanding companies, or want to discover more about relocating your business to the North East, get in touch with our agents today.

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