OVGJoint venture partners Argent and Manchester City Council today announced digital marketing agency Online Ventures is to move into 4,235 sq ft on the fourth floor, on a five year lease, in the award winning The Hive on Lever Street.

Online Ventures is moving from 2, 596 sq ft at 86 King Street and is moving into larger premises as the firm has grown rapidly. It employs 26 people and is looking to employ a further ten people over the next twelve months.

Paul Yates, CEO, Online Ventures said: “The Hive is the perfect home for us, not just because of its location but because we are able to put our own mark on the space we’ve taken. We’re working with Shelia Bird Group on the office space design as we want to provide a great environment for our team and clients.”

Online Ventures develops original and interesting ideas for digital marketing campaigns and strategies. The firm also offers data and insights, social media, link building, Android & iOS development, direct marketing, web design & development, content writing, and video production.

Angela Fielding, project director, Argent said: “Online Ventures is the third company to move into The Hive in the past four months, which is great news. We have a developing thriving community of businesses at The Hive and we have interest in the remaining space.”

Edwards & Co acted for Argent and is the appointed letting agent on The Hive.

Ed Keany, associate director, Edwards & Co said: “It is great to welcome Online Ventures to The Hive, they are a fast growing business and are a great fit for the building. We’ve seen interest in The Hive increase hugely in the last six months, a sure sign that market for good quality, larger floor plates has certainly improved in Manchester.”

The Hive on Lever Street is the only Grade A office building in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Tenants include: 5 Plus Architects, Fatsoma, Spacemen Creative, Bakerie Wine Store, Pie & Ale, Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Ashurst Communications, the Arts Council and the Studio – versatile spaces for meetings, launches events, conferences, training days and parties.

The office space at The Hive is flexible to meet all requirements and is available from 2,500 sq ft. The 80,000 sq ft building also benefits from a natural ventilation system which ensures it is one of the greenest and most cost effective buildings in Manchester.