A Weston-super-Mare-based firm has announced it is creating 200 new jobs as part of its expansion.

The Ascot Group began life as a start-up to an employer of 70 people and operates within the marketing, media and technology sectors.

The Ascot Group incorporates three businesses, Purplex Marketing, Insight Data and Business Leader.

Positions are being created at every level – from experienced senior management to trainee roles. The jobs will be phased in over the next three years and the company is seeking additional office space to accommodate the growth.

The newly created roles will span from digital marketing and data analytics to positions such as graphic design and copy writing.

Ascot Group CEO Andrew Scott said: “North Somerset is brimming with talented people but many of them commute to Bristol or further afield.

“Not everyone is aware that a world-class marketing and tech company exists on their doorstep, so we’re inviting people to meet our team and see our facilities.”