Fishtank Agency strengthens Web Development offering with new senior hire

The former front-end web developer of Sutton Coldfield based Edge Creative has been appointed to join Yorkshire digital marketing and web design specialist Fishtank Agency.

Charles de Kerckhove has been announced as the new WordPress web developer of the digital agency and has been appointed following a series of contract wins for the agency, including Glu Recruit and ADS Ltd – growing the firm’s portfolio of professional and creative clients.

The web developer, awarded best computing student at the University of Worcester back in 2019, brings valuable experience to support the development team on all new and existing clients, including Britvic, Wigan Warriors and City Taxis.

The appointment aligns with the creative agency’s new 12-month strategy, which heavily focuses on research and development to shift their development stack to a more JavaScript/Headless lead environment.

Charlie will be joining the agency just in time for the Prolific North Marketing Awards, where Fishtank Agency was recently shortlisted for the Best Social Purpose Campaign for its outstanding work on Tubex’s Collection & Recycling Programme.

Commenting on the appointments, Head of Development, Mike Garlick said, “From a development perspective, we look for candidates that share our company values, the knowledge and experience to carry out their required role and responsibilities as well as the willingness to learn and develop within the team as the industry is constantly innovating.

“We have been looking for the perfect person for a while now, and when we found Charlie, we immediately knew he was who we had been searching for. He has a fantastic set of skills, work ethic and ethos, sharing the same mindset on website development as well as the challenges developers face within their roles.

Charlie added, “I chose Fishtank Agency over other companies because it was clear the developers within the team had a lot more knowledge and better workflows than competing companies closer to home.

“Having been told the transformation Fishtank will undertake within the next 12 months, I cannot wait to get on board and collaborate with the team supporting the direction and future goals of the business.”