A GROWING technology company has saved a charity thousands of pounds by designing its new website.

And e-commerce firm Brick is also set to continue its growth push by opening a base in Salford’s MediaCity to capitalise on the new headquarters of the North West’s most creative firms.

Brick, based in the Daisyfield business centre, Blackburn, decided to help out the East Lancashire Hospice when bosses were looking for a new website.

Director Colin Clarke said: “My sister died of cancer in a hospice so I know the great work they do.

“We have not done it for commercial reasons – we just want to contribute.”

The new website is brighter, easier to navigate and makes it easier for users to donate, said Mr Clarke.

Sharon Crymble, from the hospice, said: “We are absolutely thrilled by it.

"Brick have provided us with a great website, but also the support to ensure it works well in future and that will really help with our fund-raising.”

Former RAF IT worker Mr Clarke founded Brick in 1996, shortly before companies like Amazon and eBay led the dotcom boom.

Since then, he has opened offices in Ukraine, Ontario and New York City, and the firm now has 23 employees and almost 300 clients.

Next on the radar is a fifth office in Salford’s MediaCity, soon to be home to the BBC, ITV and other creative companies.