Business founded in spare room is now thriving

Team: Staff at Magma Digital Ltd
Team: Staff at Magma Digital Ltd
Have your say

A Preston company which started off life in a spare bedroom is celebrating a ‘special’ year.

Jeremy Coates founded Magma Digital Ltd, a bespoke software development agency, in April 1999. The company, now based in Winckley Square, has gone from strength to strength ever since with 2013 being a top year for the business.

During 2013, the company has made seven new appointments and has been commissioned by seven new clients. Three young adult interns were given permanent contracts and welcomed to the team on a full time basis, as well as three new graduates taken on as direct appointments.

Mr Coates said: “It has been a pleasure to see our staff learn and grow under the active mentoring at Magma, meaning we can add real value to our clients’ businesses.”

Magma Digital has enjoying continued growth in turnover. Having had 25 per cent growth in turnover in 2011 and 45 per cent growth in 2012 , the agency is on track for a 68 per cent increase in turnover this financial year. This success and investment led to their recent recognition as Downtown Lancashire’s ‘Employer of the Year’ 2013.