Jobs have been created as digital firm Leighton has secured a major contract with North East neighbours Home Group.
The Houghton-le-Spring based digital strategists have been contracted to develop housing provider Home Group’s web and mobile presences.
Leighton will become the long term strategic partner for Home Group’s digital needs, beginning with the launch of housing sales site.
Having formerly marketed new housing developments through individual sales offices, the new site allows Home Group to display and market all of their developments online.
The site also provides up to the minute sales information and support for buyers.
Home Group’s director of IS, David Redpath, said: “After an extensive UK-wide tender process we are delighted to award this contract to Leighton, and look forward to working together as we move forward with our IS strategy.
Leighton’s CEO, Lyle McCalmont, said: “We are really excited to be working with Home Group on such a key part of their information services strategy at time of significant growth for them.
“All of the team at Leighton are looking forward to sharing our digital expertise and passion for customer experience with Home Group on this exciting programme of online development.”
It is thought that the contract will lead to the creation of up to 10 new development jobs at Leighton’s County Durham headquarters over the course of the agreement.