Reflecting on a year of growth


Back in January, we excitedly announced the opening of our new office space which promised big things. The management company behind the building, Bruntwood, set out to redefine what a workspace should be, and along with its Tech Incubator initiative launched in April, aims to support the success of the businesses it hosts and the wider Leeds community.

As a fast growing digital ecommerce agency, being part of a wider community of leading tech businesses was a huge draw, as well as a modern workspace in a great location which would attract the best developers out there. Ten months is a long time in digital marketing and ecommerce, so how have we got on?

Craig Burrow, Director of Leeds, Bruntwood said in a recent articleFrom its very beginnings Platform has had business growth written into its DNA.” As one of the first businesses to take a space in the building, we certainly bought into this vision. 9xb Managing Director Rob Burns says: 

The fact that Bruntwood’s business model supported our ongoing growth and evolution was a big reason for us deciding to choose Platform. Since opening our second office, we’ve been able to bring on new employees easily, taking more space as needed. Platform’s collaborative community and varied programme of tech and social events has also helped us drive business success.”

Since January, we have extended our Platform-based office three times, growing from an initial staff of 5 to 23, in addition to our existing, and also expanding, Harrogate office. Recent client wins include Best Western Hotels, Reactive Parts, the official motorcycle performance parts supplier for MotoGP, World Superbikes & British Superbikes, and Leeds based Scattergood & Johnson. In addition, our innovative ecommerce platform Peracto, continues to support online sales growth for some of the UK’s leading retailers including bathstore and Euro Car Parts.

If your business’ website and digital marketing needs help in 2019; or if you’re a talented and hard-working web professional, digital marketer or web developer who would be interested in joining our team, then please get in touch.

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