Creative jobs for 2018 as new Nottingham office opens

Posted on Dec 18, 2017

Sponge, one of Britain’s fastest growing digital learning companies has opened a new office in Nottingham, bringing high-quality creative jobs to the city.

The award-winning business, which creates innovative workplace learning solutions for global organisations, officially opened its new office at Merchants Court, Castle Gate on Thursday, 14 December 2017.

Sponge now plans a recruitment drive for the New Year, looking for talented professionals across a range of roles including learning designers and project managers.

“We’ve been really impressed by the vibrant digital economy and wealth of talent in Nottingham and the East Midlands,” said founder of Sponge, Louise Pasterfield. “The area has a reputation for digital learning expertise and provides the perfect location to expand our business. We already have a small sales team based at Castle Gate, and we will be growing our team in Nottingham throughout 2018.”                  

Sponge uses creativity to help people at some of the world’s biggest companies learn and grow. Clients include the likes of Coca-Cola, Toyota, Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline, the NHS and the United Nations.       

“We’ve been really impressed by the vibrant digital economy and wealth of talent in Nottingham and the East Midlands.”
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Louise Pasterfield Managing Director Sponge

The company’s unusual name comes from its belief that when workplace learning is successful people absorb what they need to know like a sponge.   

Since American-born entrepreneur Louise Pasterfield founded the business in 2004, Sponge has grown more than eight fold.  In 2017 alone, the company’s turnover has increased by nearly 60 percent, creating 40 new jobs. 

“More and more companies are looking to us for creative learning solutions that use advanced learning technologies to help people learn and grown,” explains Louise Pasterfield. “Forward-thinking organisations want to embrace innovations like virtual reality learning and microlearning to unlock improved performance and increase engagement among their employees. The coming year promises to be an exciting one as artificial intelligence and machine learning really start to transform the way we learn at work.” 

Sponge has its headquarters in Plymouth and an office at Moorgate in London. 

In 2017, the company won three major industry awards, and in 2016 Sponge was named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For.   

With more than 100 employees across the UK, the company is one of the leaders in custom digital learning in Europe and plans to open a new office in the EU during the course of 2018. 

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