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Customer generation business, Lead Tech to create 70 new jobs following move

(L-R) Nigel Borwell and Paul Walsh, founders of Lead Tech.

Lead Tech, the ambitious customer generation business, today announced plans to create 70 new jobs in West Yorkshire and grow turnover to £16m as it completed a move to bespoke offices in Wharfedale.

Based in Otley since it was founded in 2008, Lead Tech has decamped to new, prestigious premises close-by at the Pool Business Park, Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Lead Tech works with financial services companies, like RBS, Metro Bank, Hitachi, Tilney Bestinvest, Aldermore and St James Place, connecting them with new customers using a combination of digital marketing, innovative technology and human interaction.

The first-floor site provides it with nearly 10,000 square feet of floor space to accommodate its 50-strong team and expansion plans.  Lead Tech intends to grow its workforce by 125 per cent over the next three years.  The new roles will be across web-design, sales, digital marketing and customer support.

The offices, which overlook the River Wharfe, are part of a brand new office and leisure development that has been finished to exacting standards.  They provide the spacious, bright and modern surroundings that befit a company that is very much part of the growing financial technology industry.



Lead Tech founder and director, Paul Walsh

To date growth has been driven by founders Nigel Borwell and Paul Walsh who have recently concluded a business review and brought in a new management team with whom they have developed a three-year strategic growth plan.  In addition to a rapid increase in recruitment, Nigel, Paul and the team aim to grow turnover by 300% to £16.7m by the end of FY2019.

Speaking about its plans, Lead Tech founder and director, Paul Walsh, said:

“We have eight successful years and strong fundamentals behind us, but recognised the need for change to really build on that and accelerate the rate of growth.

“Our strategic review, the three-year plan and appointing a new management team were the first steps towards that growth, this move to new offices is the next.”