Tag: Business success

Ambitious Yorkshire tech firm expands with six new recruits

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Huddersfield-based tech firm, yboo, have recruited six new staff as the company continues its ambitious growth strategy to bring the money saving app to 60 million  smartphone users in the UK.

Loren Birkett, Keely Robinson, Josh Hoyle, Helen Cullinane, Mike Constantinou and Phil Kershaw all join the firm to raise the profile of yboo in the UK and launch a range of new features within the app to help consumers understand more and get the right mobile deal for them.

New features include detailed signal strength measurements where users live, work and hang out and rewards for sharing yboo or switching networks via yboo.

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Loren, A graduate of Huddersfield University, joins as Social Media Manager.  Loren will be delivering campaigns to ensure yboo is able to listen to and understand what Consumers want and need.  This will drive the launch of new yboo products in Q1 of 2019.

Keely, a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, joins as Affinity and Affiliate Campaign Manager.  Keely will be focusing on delivering yboo Social Responsibility activity including working with schools to ensure families without broadband have access to yboo mobile broadband devices.

Josh joins as Project Developer, is leading a website redesign and leading yboo outreach to Consumers raising the profile of the yboo brand both Nationally and Internationally as yboo moves into new markets and new verticals, while Helen, who has 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, joins as Head of Delivery. Helen will be responsible for implementing a governance structure and ensuring people, processes and technology come together elegantly to support yboo growth.

Mike and Phil are talented developers with passion for solving real problems using cutting edge technology to process and understand millions of events and bring real value to Consumers and Mobile Operators alike.

Founder and CEO Martyn Gould said of yboo’s new recruits: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Loren, Keely, Josh, Helen, Mike and Phil to the yboo team. Each person brings something different, new skills and new views.   We now have a great blend of experience and talented youth as yboo continues its rapid ascendancy.

yboo is the only product that recommends on price and service quality saving the average Consumer £156/year with zero effort.  We compare 300,000 deals across the whole of the UK market in seconds giving Consumers real benefit and matching them to the best deal based on their unique usage pattern and behaviour.

The firm continues to recruit for additional staff to support its future development strategy which includes the delivery of an insight portal launching in early November. The portal enable will provide anonymised data to enable mobile network operators to fix blackspots in network coverage and build dynamic products to bring better value to the consumers they wish to target.

Wish Digital celebrate increased sales and grant success with relocation

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Wish Digital has celebrated an impressive 3rd year’s trading and the securing of European Union financial support with a move to the stunning new Granary studios near Wetherby, in the district of Harrogate.

Recent website launches for clients such as Arrow Self Drive, Animalcare Limited and Spear & Jackson, in addition to successful new European digital marketing contracts including CCL Label, the largest label manufacturer in the world, put the agency in a strong position for continued growth into 2018.

The £7,700 grant secured through the European Regional Development AD:VENTURE business programme will assist Wish in purchasing new equipment for its expanding team. The relocation has also paved the way for some new recruits, with 2 jobs created already and a further 3 over the next 6 months

Graham Swift, Cabinet Member for Resources, Enterprise & Economic Development for Harrogate Borough Council, an AD:VENTURE Partner commented, “Wish Digital are exactly the type of business that we want to support through this programme and are the type of business we are working to develop and attract as part of the recently adopted Harrogate District Economic Growth Strategy (2017-35) Creative & Digital being one of the Strategies key sectors. They are an ambitious, growing business creating new and high skilled jobs in the region. We were really pleased to be able to support them with the finance to build on their recent success. The new studios are a fantastic working space for their team and it’s great to see the project support this expansion for a growing business in this sector.”

“We have secured significant new business over the past six months, including clients based in Germany & Belgium,” comments Wish Digital Director Chris Kell, “the move to our new studios has been fantastic, creating a really contemporary working environment for our team, whilst the grant will help us to purchase the high end IT equipment we need to better service our clients.”

Wish Digital provide digital marketing services including website design & development, ecommerce, SEO and paid advertising services as a Google Partner.  The agency is part of the Wish Group.