£4m turnover Climb Online “most successful” Apprentice winner to date

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Climb Online, the Startups 100-featured digital marketing agency founded by The Apprentice winner and Young Gun Mark Wright, turned over £4m in its second year of trading and claims to be the most successful winner of the BBC series to date.

The company more than doubled the £1.7m it made in year one and has grown from just seven staff to 40 across Essex, Central London and Bristol – launched after reading Startups.co.uk’s Start-up Cities Guide – since launch in January 2015.

Climb Online has a portfolio of more than 400 clients, including major names Groupon, Be Wiser Insurance and Imagine Cruising.

On the back of this success, the company has plans to expand into Cape Town, South Africa during the next 12 months.

Wright, winner of commended Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Startups Awards 2016, said: “I am extremely proud of everything Climb Online has achieved to date – aside from exceeding our own growth objectives, we have successfully aided the growth and development of hundreds of businesses from across the UK and overseas through innovative digital marketing campaigns.

“This of course would not have been possible without the dedication of my hardworking team, and Lord Sugar’s ongoing support. I now cannot wait to see what the next two years bring!”

Lord Alan Sugar continued: “It’s been great to see everything Climb Online has achieved in the past two years. The digital marketing sector is booming as businesses realise how important marketing online is.”

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