A FORMER football boss has announced a hat-trick of deals by taking on three new businesses this year.

Matt Turner has bought a digital marketing agency to add to his own company The Creative Group.

Mr Turner, a former director at Crawley Town FC, has purchase Huga, a firm based in Forest Row. The move will see his own firm gain a 30 per cent boost in the number of clients it represents.

He said: “This is proof that if you have the right team, the right leadership and a creative calm head on your shoulders, you can steer your business through anything.

“We are providing massive value for our clients at the moment and constantly going the extra mile.

“I look forward to welcoming the Huga client base into The Creative Group so we can help support them through these challenging times.”

Former Huga boss Soren Pople said he was proud of what he had achieved in 12 years with his company.

He said: “I have spent considerable time finding a like-minded agency, which shared the same ethos, values and entrepreneurial spirit, as I do. These guys do just that and more, and I know my clients are in very safe hands.”