We have recently set out our plans to expand our team and have announced the appointment of eleven new hires in the past six months at our Manchester office.
We have seen significant growth over the past few years, working on projects with leading retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Poundland, MADE.com, the Steinhoff Group and more, and we’re looking forward to introducing new team members to work on exciting projects.
We have hired seven new Developers (five of which have joined our grad programme), two new QA Testers and a new Office Manager to meet the needs of our growing portfolio of ecommerce clients.
One of our latest Senior Front-End Developer hires, Lyndsey Herbert, said: “Ampersand has provided a great new challenge for me. My main responsibilities are working on our customers’ sites (whether that involves the smallest bugs or the fanciest new features) but also to review code and make sure it is written to a high standard, and to support the other developers in this too.”
We have also welcomed a new Marketing Manager to continue to support the growth of the business and expand our reach within the UK. Joshua Hobson said: “I’m more than excited to join the Ampersand team and work with some great talent here in Manchester. The agency is well known within the region and I’m looking forward to continuing to establish the brand as a leader in ecommerce tech, data, design and integrations.”
On our expansion, our Managing Director, Brett Cooper, added: “Our plans for the rest of the year, and into 2019, are ambitious and so we’re investing in a strong team with the capabilities we need. We have had a great year so far and there’s a lot of opportunity in the pipeline.”
We are also investing in various HR initiatives alongside our new hires, including wellbeing initiatives, flexible working programmes, and clear personal growth and training policies. HR & Talent Manager, Avery Kiesling, explained: “It is so important to me to create a space where employees know that we value their work-life balance and ultimately, create an environment that is creative, inclusive, and flexible. Through some of these HR initiatives, the goal is to have current employees feel excited about coming to work every day and to attract potential talent who value the same things as we do.“
We continue to grow and now have over 40+ team members based in our Manchester office!