Golden Bear invests in growth with new digital facilities and team members

The investment has been part funded with help from the Marches Building Investment Grant Programme (MBIG).


Golden Bear has completed a further expansion and investment programme which has brought new digital facilities to its Telford head office, as well as the recruitment of a team of digital marketing executives.

The company has invested over £150,000 in the creation of purpose-built office space encompassing a video and photographic studio and editing suite, plus state-of-the-art meeting and video conferencing facilities. The investment has been part funded with help from a grant programme supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership through their Marches Building Investment Grant Programme (MBIG).

“With the help of this vital support we have been able to move forward with our growth ambitions and enhance our facilities for the future,” said Barry Hughes, managing director. “The new digital suite means that we can now produce top class photo imagery and online assets in-house to support our products at retail.”

Emily Swinnerton Digital Assets Coordinator
Emily Swinnerton
Rachel Longstone Digital Marketing Executive
Rachel Longstone


Two new specialists have also been recruited to strengthen the Golden Bear digital team. Emily Swinnerton is the firm’s new digital assets coordinator, while Rachel Longstone joins as digital marketing executive.

“With the acceleration of online retail we have seen post-Covid, we are delighted to have appointed Rachel and Emily, allowing even more resources to be concentrated on this burgeoning sector,” added Barry. “Their experience and skills will allow us to service our retailers’ needs better with even more innovation, agility and efficiency. I am convinced that both Rachel and Emily will make an immediate impact in driving more sales for the business.”