A MARKETING firm's dream of creating a digital hub - in one of Burnley's most historic settings - is beginning to bear fruit.

Ever since The Landmark opened, in the former Burnley Grammar School building, +24 Marketing has been a lynchpin.

And with more entrepreneurs and start-ups attracted to hot-desking opportunities at the grade II listed venue, the nine-year-old venture has located itself at the heart of a mini-business revolution in the town.

Managing director Dave Walker and his team know all about being in the right place though.

Simon Jacobs has joined them as their digital marketing tutor, in partnership with Burnley College's Themis programme.While Josh Green and Dan Wilmott will improve their web development team and apprentice Ross Williams is also due to start today.

Development work is also taking place on a new IoT product - for an unnamed client - which will add a physical dimension to their net-based services.

He told the Telegraph: "What's exciting about this is there will be be an actual product at the end, where a lot of our work will focus on cloud-based systems."

Alongside their work with Themis, +24 and Dave have also worked closely with Mark Crabtree, of AMS Neve, on the former grammar school hub.

Work is ongoing to refurbish the oldest part of the school, for creative industries, to complement the digital focus elsewhere.

Dave, whose clients include Screwfix and Calico, offering training, web design, e-commerce and digital marketing, added: "We are looking to create something different here."