Aquila expands to new offices

Monday 12th September 2016
John Brodie and Warwick Beresford-Jones launched Aquila Insight in 2012

Data analytics company Aquila Insight has demonstrated its growth by moving into the former offices of FanDuel at Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator to supports its rapid expansion. With an Edinburgh HQ and offices in London and Derby, it is rebranding  to mark a new chapter as it approaches its fourth birthday.

Currently employing  more than 75 staff in its UK offices,  headcount  expected  to double in the next 12 months, growth is fuelled by an increase in data innovation in business. Earlier this year Aquila Insight reported turnover increased by more than 100 per cent to £4.2 million for 2015/16, up on 2014/15 figure of £1.9 million.

Warwick Beresford-Jones, co-founder and managing partner of Aquila Insight, said: “We have big plans to expand further this year and we now have space to do it. The move, alongside the rebrand and our recent award wins, marks the start of an exciting new phase in Aquila Insight’s history. As we move into new markets, we are always on the look out for young talent and experienced practitioners to work on a number of exciting projects. We are hiring at a rate of 12 analysts each quarter, so it was only a matter of time before we outgrew our previous home. I’m delighted that we have been able to stay in CodeBase and continue to be part of such a thriving tech community.”

Big data is estimated to add around £40 billion per year to the UK and the demand for analytics and insight is continuing to grow. Aquila Insight’s rebrand has taken inspiration from its stellar namesake, the Aquila constellation, also known as the Eagle. The new logo illustrates the star formation as a series of dots and symbolizes patterns identified in data.

John Brodie and Warwick Beresford-Jones launched Aquila Insight in 2012 with the determination to create a new model of analytics. Its consultants use data, advanced analytical techniques and  technology to create insight and ideas that help clients make the perfect connection with each and every one of their customers.

Aquila Insight’s roster of high-profile clients includes Tesco Bank, Sony, Mobile and Swinton Insurance. In 2016 it won the prestigious DataIQ prize for Transformation Through Data for its work with Sony Mobile, while consultant (left) Alice Hodgson took the New Talent prize. Located on Edinburgh’s Castle Terrace, CodeBase is the UK’s largest technology incubator and one of the fastest growing in Europe. Other tenants include Administrate, Float, and ZoneFox.

Courtesy : Aquilla

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