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New senior appointment for digital marketing agency GRM

Leeds-based multi-national web development and digital marketing agency GRM Digital has appointed a senior business development manager to strengthen its growing team.

Paul Yates joins the company with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, having formed his own agency, Just Search with his brother Justin in 2004, taking it from nothing to a turnover of £5.5m turnover within four years.

Yates then went on to be CEO of Online Ventures Group, a Manchester-based technical web design and SEO agency before setting up a further agency Huddled Media in 2017 before leaving to become a consultant.

Keen to venture back into technical sales, Yates took a position at FastDox, before being approached by GRM, where he now heads up the new business team.

Yates joins GRM Digital in the newly created role to continue the company’s ambitious growth plans.

GRM Digital, founded in 2009 by Nej Gakenyi has experienced over 100% growth in the last two years and now has offices in Leeds, London, Sarajevo, Amsterdam, and Islamabad. The company works with a range of world-leading brands to enhance their online presence and clients include Danone, Eurotunnel Freight, Club Car, and The Royal College of General Practitioners.

Paul Yates comments:

“I have a lot of experience and understanding of the digital landscape, but it’s the sales element I have always been most passionate about so it felt right to go back into business development in the tech world.

“GRM is clearly an impressive business, the technical talent is second-to-none and it is an ambitious company which matches my own aspirations for growth. I’m really looking forward to building on the company’s success to date.”

Nej Gakenyi, CEO and founder of GRM Digital adds:

“We’re delighted to welcome Paul to our expanding business. Paul comes with great experience from having run his own digital agencies and I’m confident he can help catapult our growth in UK and global markets over the next few years.”

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Ends Issued on behalf of GRM Digital by MacComms. For more information, contact Ellie MacDonald on [email protected] / call 07868619552. Includes image of Paul Yates Notes to the editor About GRM Digital GRM Digital is an award-winning, full-service web development and digital marketing agency based in Leeds, London, Sarajevo, Amsterdam, and Islamabad. Formed in 2009, the firm of 40 employees has been helping world-leading brands grow by providing high-quality, robust web development, SEO and digital consultancy, backed by in-depth research and analysis. See for more information about the company.

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