Posted on April 3, 2019 by staff

Yorkshire app developer celebrates growth


A Yorkshire app development specialist is celebrating a strong period of growth, having tripled its annual revenue in the past five years.

Leeds-based Pocketworks is now on track to hit the £1 million annual revenue mark for the first time this year.

The company has added four new members to its team in recent months, with more new roles coming soon.

Tom Selby joined as Mobile Strategy Specialist from communications agency We Are Boutique, Tim Metcalfe was appointed Head of Technology moving from Sky, Joanna Zatorska joined from telematics company The Floow as Senior iOS developer, and Alex Christianson moved from Asda to become Pocketworks’ product owner.

Managing Director, Tobin Harris, who founded the company in 2012, said Yorkshire is becoming a serious tech hub.

“Investment in the region continues to rise, and with huge organisations such as Sky and NHS Digital based in Leeds, soon to be joined by Channel 4 and HMRC, the skills pool, along with demand for digital expertise, is growing,” he said.

“In recent years we’ve worked with many ‘traditional’ businesses such as construction, energy providers and healthcare to modernise their practices.

“We’re seeing businesses increasingly turning to mobile solutions to be more efficient, reduce paper and go greener. Yorkshire has the talent, resources and growth potential to become a world leader in digital services; we’re delighted to be a part of it.”