“The devalued Pound means European businesses that want the expertise and experience of the best British digital agencies can now afford them.”
Justin Cooke, MD, Fortune Cookie

While other agencies in the sector announce losses and redundancies, top 30 digital agency Fortune Cookie is celebrating record growth, announcing plans for expansion into Europe and launching a major recruitment drive to support plans to grow its business by 30% by the end of April 2010.

Commenting on the financial climate in terms of business opportunities, Fortune Cookie managing director Justin Cooke says, “Fortune Cookie survived the brutal dot com crash which wiped out $5 trillion in market value of technology companies from March 2000 to October 2002. Our business learnt a lot from that experience and we understand the critical importance of efficiency, value and looking for opportunities during a recession.

“London is rich in digital talent that until now has been beyond the reach of many European businesses due to cost. The relative weakness of the Pound means British design is now 40% cheaper. European businesses that have been denied the support of the best British digital agencies due to price can now afford it.”

Cooke continues: “For Fortune Cookie this means growth. We’re growing our business by 30%. We’re growing our number of staff by 30% and we’re growing our presence in Europe by 100% when we establish our new offices in mainland Europe in 2010.”

Fortune Cookie’s international clients already include UEFA, Europcar, Metro International, Amnesty International, Oxfam International, Le Creuset, Kenwood, SITA, Environmental Resources Management and CBS Outdoor.

Fortune Cookie is currently recruiting the following roles:

• Account Director
• Analytics Expert
• Art Director
• Experience Architect
• Project Manager
• Rich Interface Developer

Candidates interested in working for Fortune Cookie, should visit our website at http://www.fortunecookie.co.uk/work-for-us/jobs/

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About Fortune Cookie

Founded in 1997, Fortune Cookie is one of the UK’s most well-respected digital design agencies, famous for delivering beautiful, findable, accessible websites that deliver stunning return on investment. Clients include Legal & General, Prudential, TUI, National Rail Enquiries, Miss Selfridge, FT Business, Lawn Tennis Association and Diabetes UK.

Over the past two years, websites designed by Fortune Cookie have been short-listed for major design awards a total of 35 times.

Further information about Fortune Cookie is available at www.fortunecookie.co.uk or contact Julie Howell, director of PR, at Julie.Howell@fortunecookie.co.uk or 0207 843 6790.

Published on: 5:00AM on 23rd March 2009