Posted on April 23, 2019 by staff

Rapid expansion sees The Data Shed open new office


Leeds-based The Data Shed has expanded its base following three years of rapid growth.

The data services company has seen staff numbers increase from six to a projected 46 by the end of 2019.

As a result, The Data Shed, which was set up in 2014 by CEO Anna Sutton and CTO Ed Thewlis, has taken another floor at its Mabgate Mills home.

It recently launched new product The Data Refinery, which it describes as its ‘first self-service single customer view’.

“We’re really pleased to be working with a number of great clients, offering bespoke data consultancy and products,” Sutton said.

“We’re even more pleased to be able to employ so many talented people and becoming a fast-growing part of the Leeds tech sector.

“This year, we took on our first two graduates from the Northcoders coding academy, offering them their first jobs in tech. We’re looking forward to bringing in more new talent as we continue to grow.”

Its clients include Hermes, the Tate Gallery, Friends of the Earth and Australian airline Qantas.

Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn officially opened the new office.

“The tech sector is a really important and growing part of the Leeds economy, offering well-paid jobs to tens of thousands of people,” he said.

“Tech jobs can also provide a route into employment for young people from all parts of Leeds and I hope we continue to see growth of companies such as The Data Shed.

“I congratulate Anna and Ed on their success.”