Our weekly blog articles are written to give expert ecommerce advice, guidance and industry news; however every once in a while we like to shout about the great things that are happening at ESC. One of those times is today, as we celebrate Eastside Co's 6th birthday!
The company has come a long way since its humble beginnings. It was six years ago today that the founders of Eastside Co, Jason and Rich, set up home in the Custard Factory in Birmingham's creative quarter of Digbeth. The two co-founders spent that first day putting together Ikea furniture in a tiny studio, wondering if they'd made the right decision.
Within a month they had recruited their first employee, the first of 7 Matts (and still with the business to this day). Here he is today, taken by surprise and looking a bit moody:
Since those days, the company has experienced many ups and downs (mainly ups!) as it's grown from a small start-up to one of the world's most well-renowned Shopify and ecommerce experts. In the intervening 6 years there have been 3 office moves to accommodate growing from 0 to 60 staff, with over 500 Shopify stores designed, developed and launched. Our apps team has created 8 Shopify apps with plans to release more later this year. Our HQ is still in the Custard Factory, now in a shiny new office:
The company has continued to grow rapidly, with 18 new starters since the start of this year. We'd like to welcome our 2019 new additions and look forward to them being a part of the Eastside Co journey! Here they are (not taken by surprise like Matt was):
Our new staff have joined us to add further expertise and resource to all of our key departments including marketing, creative and design, project management, front end and back end development, and HR - they all bring valuable knowledge to the overall team so we can continue to grow and deliver amazing projects for clients. Everyone is looking forward to what we can achieve in the next 6 years!
Finally, we'd like to thank you if you're reading this. Maybe you work at, or own, a business we've built a site for. Perhaps you're one of our marketing clients, an app customer, a Shopify Meetup attendee, or someone who is generally interested in ecommerce. Who knows, maybe you've accidentally stumbled across this blog because you Googled '6th birthday present ideas'! Whoever you are, thanks for your support and if you need any ecommerce services, you know who to contact.