Glandore, providers of flexible workspace and coworking on Arthur Street in Belfast City Centre are delighted to have welcomed Bankhouse Media through their door, some very positive news on the business front to kick off 2021. Bankhouse Media was founded in 2018 by Matthew Toman, a then business owner in Dublin who relied on marketing professionals and digital media agencies in order to grow his business online, something that soaked up a huge amount of capital when he was starting out his first business.
During this time Matthew came across two main issues, the first being the cost of paying for a graphic designer, web developer, videographer and copywriter and second, was the time he had to invest in order to help those outsourced marketers and agencies to really get his brand and vision across.
For that reason, Matthew started a digital agency providing Web Development, Graphic Design, Videography, Copywriting, Lead Generation, Production and Branding, meaning he and his team could act as a business’s one stop shop for all their online needs, this got rid of the first problem. Over the last 2 years, Matthew and his team have worked really hard to help overcome the second problem, he created the ‘Bankhouse Media Academy’, a place that allows business owners to take control of their own marketing and lead generation needs, by giving businesses the insights and tools required to really make their business excel online, with zero online or marketing knowledge needed to get started.
Over the last 2 years Bankhouse Media have supported over 200 clients in making their business a success online. From start-ups to fully established businesses. They have grown by 60% in the last year and have now become approved suppliers for the Local Enterprise Office and InterTrade Ireland. Their mission is to make every company in the North & South of Ireland successful online.
Since opening their offices in Glandore Belfast and becoming a member of the Glandore Network, Bankhouse Media have landed two new leads and are planning to expand their own team. They took on 3 people last year throughout the lockdowns and 2 more are due to start within the next 4 weeks. Bankhouse will also be launched their new online academy and dependent on how things progress with this side of the business they are hoping to hire 4 additional staff by the end of Q2 2021. With online shopping across the island of Ireland having increased by 129% throughout 2020, Matthew is hoping to work with his clients to increase this number through 2021 and help them capitalise on what has been a pandemic driven digital movement, small and medium sized businesses need all the help they can get to keep the doors open throughout 2021 and Bankhouse Media are in Belfast to help them do that!
Nial Borthistle of Glandore says, “we are delighted to have a business of the calibre of Bankhouse Media opening up offices with us and joining the Glandore Network, this is a really positive start to 2021 for Glandore and we aim to help Matthew grow his business in Northern Ireland in any way we can”.