TUESDAY 27 SEP 2011 3:56 PM


Digital agency Freestyle Interactive opened its first European office in Paris, France, earlier this month and tomorrow will host a Digital Strategy Breakfast at the British Embassy in Paris to celebrate.

Over the past two years the Midland-based independent agency saw a 70% growth in European business. A survey revealed a willingness amongst French Communication professionals to work with UK agencies in Digital Strategy.

“The strong strategic, creative & technical relationships Freestyle has developed with French companies means we have relevant expertise and valuable insight into working with International organisations,” said Suzanne Linton, managing director at Freestyle.

The Paris office was established with help and advice from UK Government agency UKTI in both the UK and Paris.

This made establishing a French foothold much smoother and quicker than it might have been otherwise, said Alan Cooper, founder and head of business development at Freestyle.

“The [UKTI Passport to Export] scheme has saved us time, money and effort allowing us to focus energy on core aspects of running a growing business in some pretty challenging times,” Cooper added.

The British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Westmacott, will be a VIP at the Digital Strategy Breakfast tomorrow.