Posted on March 27, 2019 by staff

Degree 53 appoints digital director


Software development firm Degree 53 have appointed a digital director after growth in the business.

Chris Benstead has taken the role which will oversee the day-to-day digital delivery for clients and work alongside the commercial team to ensure they get the most out of their digital strategy.

Chris had been working as digital strategist at the Manchester based firm since its foundation in 2013 and brings over 10 years of digital experience, having previously worked at Betfred and HP.

“I’m excited that Chris is stepping into this role and will no doubt do a fantastic job, leading the company to deliver great projects,” said Andrew Daniels, managing director at Degree 53.

“Chris’ role is to ensure we have a director focused 100% on the client side of the business, providing support to the wider team.

“These two areas have attracted talented individuals for a variety of roles. We pride ourselves in our technical expertise and skill set, and it’s reflected in the type of work we get.

“I’d like to congratulate Chris on behalf of the whole company and look forward to reaching new milestones with Degree 53.”

Benstead added: “I have been working at Degree 53 since our launch and I’m excited at this opportunity to continue the great work our team has been producing over the years.

“It’s amazing to see how our company has grown and developed since we first started. We’ve gone from working with online gambling clients to those in finance, travel, utilities and education to name a few.

“I remember when there was only 20 of us in the office and now, there are more than 130 – the company has been growing thanks to our transferable digital skills and a variety of services we are able to provide – from design and development to consultancy and ongoing support.

“I am lucky enough to see the work the team produces every day for our clients and am excited to help us progress and to lead the team to new opportunities.”