East Yorkshire digital firm has eye on development and growth
Paul Scott, managing director of Hessle firm Eyeweb.
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Jan 2018
ONE of East Yorkshire’s leading website, design and digital marketing firms has moved to larger riverside offices in Hessle to accommodate its expansion.
Paul Scott set up the firm 15 years ago, and says that good word of mouth, with significant regional clients, has seen the firm expanding staff numbers, client numbers and now office space.
He says that the move into new offices at Waterside House in the Maritime Business Park, Livingstone Road, is a significant marker for the firm, which had been flying under the radar of some people in the region.
But, with a client list of recognisable firms and clients including sports stars Luke Campbell and Kyle Edmund, as well as the Millhouse at Skidby, the Star Inn and The Humber Country Park, most people will have encountered one of Eyeweb’s websites.
Mr Scott says the firm outgrew its previous offices in the town centre and sees the move to Waterside House as a big opportunity for the company.
“The move is massive for us,” he said.
“We wanted to invest in a really positive environment for people working here and for clients who come here. Hopefully it will be ideal environment to help us continue to develop.
“We have increased our number of clients and our progress just meant we outgrew our old offices. We really wanted to stay in Hessle and we saw this office we knew it was perfect for us.
“We have grown our team as well. There are ten of us, with subcontractors, so we were in a really good position to make this next move forward.”
WEB EXPANSION: Digital marketing specialists and web professionals at Eyeweb have moved to new premises in the city.
Mr Scott says the business has forged its success on building tailor-made websites, which are customised specifically so they can be used by the clients.
He said: “I set the business up 15 years ago and we have always specialised in custom built sites. They are not just off-the-shelf systems, but websites made to meet the client’s specific requirements.
“If we make a website for Kyle Edmund, then it means he can go onto it and edit his tennis matches on there. The people who the websites are for, should be able to access it and update it as they require.
“We think people understand the value of that, and we have had long relationships with a lot of our clients as a result.
“We are constantly developing as well. It is an industry that is constantly shifting and improving, so it is vital for us to keep up with that.”
The 1,500sq ft office space sits on the banks of the Humber in the Livingstone Road business community and has dedicated customer and staff parking, open creative spaces for the growing workforce and, of course, the amazing Humber views.
The managing director says the move will keep them close the regional businesses and clients that have supported the development of Eyeweb over the past 15 years.
He said: “We don’t only have clients in Hull, but that’s where a lot of our focus will always be. We have people like Graham and Rosen who work with us who are long- standing city companies and they have faith in us which means a lot.
“This move is testament to the hard work and determination of all the Eyeweb team as we invest and push the business forward.
“We have taken on an apprentice as well. We don’t think finding skilled staff is a huge issue, but we are still very passionate about trying to give young, local people that opportunity.”