Paul adds Spanish flair to Hartlepool

NEW BUSINESS: Paul Asensio in his office at Hartlepool's Innovation Centre with Simon Hamilton of UK Steel Enterprise
NEW BUSINESS: Paul Asensio in his office at Hartlepool's Innovation Centre with Simon Hamilton of UK Steel Enterprise

PAUL Asensio is an entrepreneur with an international background.

The Scotsman, who studied at a Spanish University for five years, then built up international experience in digital marketing. He is now running his own business in Hartlepool.

Paul, whose parents are Spanish, came to live in Hartlepool when he met and married local girl Diane. The couple are now parents to eight year old twins Isabela and Joseph and five-year old Oliver.

Paul’s thriving young business, Asensio Digital Marketing, started in a spare room at the family home and has now expanded to UK Steel Enterprise’s Innovation Centre on the Queens Meadow Business Park.

He said: “I now have the offices, facilities, impressive environment and support that I need to expand. I plan to take on more project managers and, hopefully, give a young person the chance of a traineeship this year.”

Paul hailed Hartlepool as “a town with a lot going for it” and added: “I have had great support from UK Steel Enterprise and from Hartlepool Borough Council.”

His career has included working in casino marketing sector and as head of digital with Robson Brown, in Newcastle. He is now working with businesses from sectors as varied as luxury cars, to lifting equipment.

Asensio provdes digital marketing strategies in areas such as web design and development, email campaigns, and brand development.

Simon Hamilton, UK Steel enterprise’s regional manager, said: “Asensio has done extremely well in a short space of time and we are confident that it will go on to be one of Hartlepool’s success stories.”

Details of UK Steel Enterprise’s support for business from (01642) 777777 or at www.uksteelenterprise.co.uk.