Award-Winning UK Digital Agency Sets Up Melbourne HQ And Creates High-Skill Jobs

10 June 2015

Award-winning UK firm INK Digital has launched its Australian headquarters in Melbourne, bringing highly-skilled tech jobs to Victoria.

Minister for Employment, Jacinta Allan, announced today that the Yorkshire-based creative agency has established headquarters on Queen St, reaffirming Victoria as Australia's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) capital.

INK specialise in website design, email marketing and mobile sites and applications. Their Melbourne office will employ up to 15 highly-skilled digital professionals over the coming years, working mainly on Australian-based projects but with the capacity to support the company’s UK office, allowing INK to establish a 24/7 operation.

INK’s expansion follows a series of global ICT companies seeking Melbourne locations, including confirmation that Twitter’s Jack Dorsey will make Melbourne the Australian headquarters for global tech company Square.

The UK-based Victorian Government Business Office has worked to facilitate INK’s investment in Melbourne, providing advice on the local economy, key industry players and business locations.

Victoria’s ICT sector currently generates annual exports of around $2.5 billion and continues to grow its international reputation for delivering innovative and world-class products and services.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Employment, Jacinta Allan

“Attracting global companies like INK is great for local jobs, great for the ICT sector and great for the Victorian economy.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is targeting the ICT sector to drive economic growth and create jobs in Victoria.”

Quotes attributable to INK Digital Head of Creative Strategy, Helen Darlington

"We are delighted to be expanding and opening a new office in the heart of Melbourne, in the first of our international growth plans.”

“There’s a really strong economy in Australia, an amazing culture and really nice vibe in Melbourne. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that scene?”

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