We've reached the conclusion of our mini-series of blogs showcasing some of the amazing exhibitors at this years Startup Summit. In Blog 1 we looked at the startups who've been making waves this year and in Blog 2 we focussed on some of the support agencies available to startups. This time round, we're profiling companies who offer key services and funding to startups, from marketing agencies, to app builders, law firms, recruitment companies and funding organisations. Almost every startup requires outside assistance from these kind of service providers at some point in their lifecycle, and finding the company that works best for you can be a tricky and time consuming affair. To make your life a bit easier, we've assembled an array of exhibitors at #SUS16 whose expertise and experience make them ideal for helping with almost all your startup's needs. Here's selection of what to expect...
Juggling Swords is an Edinburgh based content marketing and public relations agency, producing content that converts. They launched in May 2014 and have a wealth of experience in the industry, working with clients across all sectors ranging from FMCG, travel, real estate and b2b. We believe that behind every great business is a great story. Let Juggling Swords tell yours.
SwarmOnline is a mobile and web technology business. Put simply, it develops apps for companies across the private and public sector using cutting edge technology to drive business improvement. They create mobile apps, cross-platform web applications and enterprise scale software systems in an environment of discovery, innovation, collaboration and fun, providing practical solutions for businesses saving time and money. The company has a burgeoning international reputation and a highly-enviable client list.
This is Milk are a creative bunch - based in Glasgow but with a global reach - that are focused on helping great businesses deliver great customer experiences. They share a pretty simple view of business – those who know their customers, thrive. But they also understand how easy it is to lose sight of that in the stress of running a growing business day-to-day. This Is Milk offer a range of services to help grow your business, and keep you in line with your customers, and ahead of your competition, such as Digital Delivery, People for Projects, Customer Experience and Horizon Watching.
Transmit Start-Ups provides finance, business support and mentoring for new businesses throughout the UK. It is a national delivery partner of the Start-Up Loans Company, a Government initiative. Their Start Up Loans are available to people in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland who have a business idea or an existing business that has been trading for less than 2 years. Transmit Start-Ups is made up of a team of experienced entrepreneurs who understand what is involved in starting and growing businesses. They help hundreds of businesses every year, with the sole purpose of ensuring their long term success.
Worldpay is the UK’s Leading Payments Provider and has been a pioneer in card payments, multi-currency processing, online payments and contactless. They aim to lead the way in expanding global reach, data analytics and optimisation, and the emerging field of integrated payments. On a typical day, Worldpay processes over 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions – that’s around 400 a second. In 2015, they processed 13.1bn transactions with a total value of c.£402bn. Worldpay supports 400,000 merchants in 126 currencies across 146 countries, offering over 300 payment methods. They are the leader in payments in the UK, where they process approximately 42% of all transactions. Their solutions are delivered by 5,000 colleagues from our corporate headquarters in London and 25 offices in 11 countries around the world.
Worldpay serve all types of businesses – big and small. You may interact with Worldpay several times a day, without realising it. They are the trusted payments partner of some of the UK’s largest retailers, but also for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses in the UK and US, including over 16,000 hairdressers, over 24,000 restaurants and more than 9,000 pubs in the UK and some of the most innovative and fast growing eCommerce businesses globally.