Edit Websites Limited, based at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Blythe Valley Innovation Centre near Solihull, has grown its income by more than 40 per cent over the last year and strengthened its team by creating five new roles across the company in the last six months.
The expansion has led to Edit Websites taking extra space at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, while the company is in the process of adding further developers to its team.
Managing Director Kyle Cottington launched the business in 2002 from an office at his home after spotting a gap in the market to create software which makes it is easy for anyone to create and maintain a website.
The firm’s products include software for businesses, schools, charities and churches with Edit Websites’ client roster stretching all around the UK.
Kyle said: “We’ve enjoyed strong growth in the last few years which has resulted in us creating new jobs and taking more space at the Innovation Centre.
“I’d say much of the success we’ve experienced is down to keeping it simple, and providing businesses with a service to create a website and update it and make changes when needed, without additional costs.
“It sounds simple, but there’s a lot of companies which charge extremely high and unnecessary fees for updating websites.
“We’re constantly developing the software, but also still keeping it simple to use for our clients and providing comprehensive training and support.”
Kyle said the decision to move to the University of Warwick Science Park has reaped its rewards.
He added: “The downturn didn’t affect us at all, as pretty much every business needs what we provide.
“We’ve acquired the Edit.com domain which has helped drive substantial traffic our way and we’re delighted to have grown every year in business.
“This growth has accelerated since we’ve been at the Innovation Centre, and we’re now looking to find more designers and developers to join us and help us get to the next level. We’ve been able to move into bigger offices each time we’ve grown resulting in four office moves in the last four years, each time to a bigger office.”
Mark Homer, from the University of Warwick Science Park Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, said Edit Websites is exactly the type of business the centre is able to support.
“We thrive on providing SMEs and micro businesses with a solid platform to grow in stages, and it’s great to see Kyle and the team at Edit Websites achieving strong success since being with us,” he said
“Occupancy at the Innovation Centre is very close to capacity but we do have some units available should companies be looking to start up or grow here.”