Lead Tech to create 70 new jobs with office move

Major expansion plans

Lead Tech, the ambitious customer generation business, today announced plans to create 70 new jobs in West Yorkshire and grow turnover to £16m as it completed a move to bespoke offices in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Based in Otley since humble beginnings in 2008, Lead Tech has decamped to new, prestigious premises just down the road at Pool Business Park.

Lead Tech is partnered with financial services companies like RBS, Metro Bank, Hitachi, Tilney Bestinvest, Aldermore and St James’s Place, connecting them with new customers using a mix of digital marketing, innovative technology, and human interaction.

Location is everything

The first-floor site provides nearly 10,000 impressive square feet of floor space to accommodate its 50-strong team, plus the ambitious expansion plans. Lead Tech intends to grow its workforce by a massive 125 per cent over the next three years. The new roles will be across web-design, sales, digital marketing, and customer support.

The offices, overlooking the picturesque River Wharfe and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside, are part of a brand new office and leisure development that’s been finished to exacting standards. They provide the spacious, bright, and modern surroundings that befit a company very much part of the growing financial technology industry.

Investment for the future

To date, growth has been driven by founders Nigel Borwell and Paul Walsh. Nigel and Paul have recently concluded an extensive business review, bringing in a new management team with whom they’ve developed a three-year strategic growth plan. The rapid increase in recruitment is just the beginning. Lead Tech aim to vastly grow turnover by 300% to the tune of £16.7m by the end of FY2019.

Speaking about the plans, Lead Tech founder and director, Paul Walsh, said:

“We have eight successful years and strong fundamentals behind us, but recognised the need for change to really build on that and accelerate the rate of growth.

“Our strategic review, the three-year plan and appointing a new management team were the first steps towards that growth. This move to new offices is the next.”

Co-founder and director, Nigel Borwell, added:

“The new offices are a statement of intent. They not only provide the additional space we need to grow, but the quality of the offices themselves has had a noticeably positive effect on the team. They’ve allowed us to enjoy a fresh start. The open plan space and well-equipped communal areas have already increased morale and produced a more tightly knit team.

“Our targets require us all to perform to a high level and to attract and retain the best talent – having the right environment is vital to that.

“We have a great location and we’ve been able to create spaces that work better for each of our teams, whether they are customer facing, technical or creatives, plus we have areas that allow them to socialise, recharge their batteries, and get away from the main office to think creatively.”