Techquity, the bespoke web and mobile applications agency, based in Teesside, has boosted its development team with the appointment of Alan Ruddick and Jack Pickering.
The digital business, which was founded in November 2017, now has a team of eleven delivering projects for a host of national clients. That the business has expanded so quickly is testament to the reputation and experience of its founders, and its novel approach to delivering tech and digital solutions.
To accommodate its growing team, Techquity has relocated to Commerce House in Middlesbrough. The Grade II listed building is in the heart of the town and boasts luxury office spaces, exceptional facilities and national transport links on its doorstep.
Speaking of the appointments, Matt Burton, CEO, Techquity said: “We’ve experienced a period of rapid growth in the last twelve months and are now eleven strong. Alan and Jack are both experienced developers and bring valuable skills that complement those of the existing team.
“We’re not a typical web development agency; we’re a team of technology consultants. We become a trusted technology partner rather than a traditional agency; in short, we become an integral and invaluable part of the team. We provide more than just the solution. It’s our wider business expertise and experience that gives us the edge, that adds the real value.”
Alan is an advanced Laravel developer who has delivered bespoke web applications and high level ecommerce projects for Disney and Lego Licensees among others. He joins the team from Unwritten Creative, where he was lead developer and before that Flow, where he was senior developer, building full stack software solutions for NRG, EIC and Newcastle University.
Jack was formerly the Jack the lead developer for AX1 Mining and AlchemyByte, businesses within the crypto currrency markets. Delivering both front and back end solutions he is familiar with a diverse range of applications and systems and has extensive UX and UI experience. He will work closely with CEO, Matt Burton, to deliver a range of SaaS (Software as a Service) products for a host of clients and Techquity.
The team is now settled in Commerce House in the heart of TS1, which has just undergone a £1.2 redevelopment. Matt says: “One year on from our inception we had outgrown our offices and were looking for a space which would grow with us and that offered a high class working environment. Commerce House fit the bill perfectly. There is nothing like it in the local area and the team have everything they need as the facilities are simply outstanding.
“The space is ideal for us as we expect the team to expand further in the next six months to meet increased client demand. We wanted to build a base that we enjoyed working in and that we were proud to share with clients, we’ve got that in Commerce House.”
Christine Huntington, facilities manager at Commerce House, is delighted to have the progressive company on board as tenants. She said: “Techquity is a company with its eye on the future and at Commerce House we help facilitate and support that aim, by ensuring the best service, so all the team have to focus on is their job. As well as office space, we have excellent meeting and event facilities which the Techquity team take full advantage of, to impress their potential and current clients.”
Techquity can provide tech solutions for every business and its model is created with two markets in mind: start-ups and established businesses across the public and private sectors.
Its start-up clients may have funding or are in the process of securing funding and Techquity supports this process, connecting businesses to its network of funding and business partners. It typically takes a share of the business, essentially fulfilling the role of CTO, managing all aspects of software development while working closely with the management team to devise and implement technology strategies. It also works with established businesses delivering a sole project, strategic consultancy or providing retained support.