A trio of trailblazing businesses have relocated to Albert North to accommodate their future growth.

Wander, Techquity and Aero Commerce have made the move to the vibrant business community in Middlesbrough’s historic quarter to accommodate their future growth.

Award-winning full-service video marketing company Wander Films are totally stoked to have relocated into their new home. Since it launched five years ago the company has gone from strength-to-strength.

Founders Chloe Clover and Lou Tonner had been travelling the world when they were first inspired to create videos for tourism businesses. But they both knew that if they wanted the company to grow into something special, they needed to relocate and establish themselves back home in Teesside.

Initially working from a bedroom at home, they quickly became established and took space within Teesside University before moving into Boho Five.

“Our growth has been phenomenal,” said Chloe. “We went from one room in Boho Five to taking over a whole floor, and having recruited 16 staff; we realised our existing space no longer met our needs, so we started searching for a new one”.

Staying in Middlesbrough was a crucial part of the search process. “It’s home to us, we’re passionate about retaining local talent, and we want to prove that you can be successful here”, added Chloe.

Chloe and Lou were already aware of Albert North’s growing digital and creative community, having seen numerous high-profile businesses like Big Bite, Sock Monkey, Mabo, Appamondo and Salesfire relocate here.

“It’s a really exciting place to be, and we wanted to be part of that,” said Lou.

“We need a location with good accessibility and a space big enough to grow, and Jomast really helped us navigate the different types of office space available at Albert North and find a place that worked perfectly for us”.

Wander Films talent for creating high impact engaging videos and helping businesses to #BeatTheScroll™ has seen them build an impressive portfolio of national and international clients. Their new ground floor office at 23/25 Albert Road provides 3,500 sq ft, and it has been designed to Wander Films exact specification by leading interior design specialists Cocoon & Bauer.

“We’ve got our own, dedicated space exactly how we want it; we are bang in the centre of town, which was important to us, and we’re only a short walk to the rail station; it’s mint”, added Chloe.

Two other companies that have also relocated to Albert North to accommodate their growth are ecommerce agency Techquity and ecommerce platform Aero Commerce, which, together, have taken over the entire first floor of 28/32 Albert Road. Both were already based in the town but had rapidly expanded and outgrown their premises.

Richard Bendelow, Director of Techquity and Aero Commerce, said: “Being able to take an entire floor in Albert North meant we could design the space to our own specification.

“When we were looking for a new home to accommodate our ambitious growth plans, Albert North appealed to us as it provided everything we needed now and could accommodate our future growth needs”.

Mark Hill, commercial property director at Jomast, said: “Wander, Techquity and Aero Commerce are fantastic additions to the Albert North community.

“We reinvented Albert North to specifically attract ambitious digital and creative businesses, and it has fast become an established cluster.

“We’re passionate about creating better places for people to work, our fit-outs are second to none, and we can provide businesses with a bespoke design service”.

As well as promoting the five remaining floors at 28/32 Albert Road, Jomast’s attention is also focused on attracting smaller independents and food and beverage operators to the available ground floor units.

“We already have Pie Jackers, Alkaline Kitchen, King B, Salon Twenty-One and Derma Advanced Aesthetics at Albert North, and we would like to add more service operators such as independent retailers, cafes, bars and restaurants”, added Mark.

The rebirth of the town’s historic quarter has gone from strength to strength since Albert Road was transformed by Jomast into Albert North. With support from Middlesbrough Council, the area has benefited from significant regeneration with many of the town’s iconic buildings renovated to expand the digital cluster and create a bustling commercial district.