Gale moves south to lead CTI Digital's London operation

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Manchester's CTI Digital has appointed a dedicated London Managing Director as it looks to ramp up its operation in the capital.

Steve Gale, a director at the agency, is to relocate to the capital to take up the newly created role.

He will move on a full-time basis, starting next month and based at a new Shoreditch base.

Gale's role will be to oversee the strategic operation of the new office and grow the agency across Europe.

He'll report to CTI's Group Managing Director, Dave Beswick, who will remain in Manchester.

A cross-department team including Head of Strategy and Digital Transformation Matt Smith, Commerce Director Ian Cassidy and Drupal Director Paul Johnson will support the growth of the London office, with plans to expand to over 20 people within six months.

The 150-strong agency currently works with clients including Merlin, British Council, McGraw Hill, University of West London and Greater London Authority.

Nick Rhind, CEO at CTI Digital, said: “With a fantastic team already in place, we’re looking forward to bringing on board a new generation of CTI Digital talent in London. Drawn from our proximity to Shoreditch’s Silicon Roundabout we hope to attract some of the capital’s best and brightest, as well as hiring talent from outside London."

Steve Gale, London MD at CTI Digital, said: "I believe CTI Digital’s strong technology-agnostic approach and digital transformation thinking will appeal well to an expanded London-focused client base.”

The news follows CTI's recent acquisition of e-commerce specialists Nublue and its appointment of a new Finance Director.

Last November, the agency completed a management buy out from its umbrella company, Paperhat Group. Earlier this year, it reported a record-breaking quarter of £2m in revenue.

Pictured top (from left): New London MD Steve Gale, CEO Nick Rhind and MD David Beswick

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