Purple Outgrows Ashton HQ

Purple Outgrows Ashton HQ
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New Year, New Office, for Purple following large-scale recruitment drive

We’re delighted to announce that Purple has moved its headquarters to Oldham, Greater Manchester, relocating due to a growth in staff numbers. The new, larger office will accommodate Purple’s expanding team, which has grown dramatically over the past year, following a £5.4 million investment being used to recruit in excess of 100 new staff globally.

Purple specialises in delivering a WiFi solution that generates real-time analytics and marketing for venues and businesses that want to engage with visitors and understand the use of physical spaces. Through the process of creating ‘Intelligent Spaces’, Purple can help brands to learn more about their location and customer base, and help them to take action.

Prior to the Oldham move, Purple was based in Ashton-under-Lyne for four years, where it began with a headcount of just six employees. Purple now boasts 20 million users worldwide, with deployments in 73 countries and offices based in the U.S., Spain, Chile, Singapore and Australia.

27-year old Angharad Little was hired during Purple’s latest recruitment drive, joining the business as a Partner Account Manager. Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am excited to be working with Purple as it has an amazing product and an energetic, innovative culture. Working with such a thriving technology startup gives me the opportunity to contribute to something great and be part of Purple’s future success.”

The technology sector is known for being very male dominated, yet Purple has welcomed 14 women to its team in recent months. Angharad is one of those recruits and adds: “Being among a new generation of women in the tech world makes me excited and I can only encourage more women to get on board. I did not have a technology based degree, but found an opportunity that was a great match for my personality, skills and ambitions.”

Along with the new office in Oldham, Purple has opened an additional UK hub in Bracknell, Berkshire. Both offices will serve the firm’s extensive UK customer base, including Legoland, Molson Coors, Jaguar, United Wireless Arena, City of York and TUI.

The WiFi and analytics provider is set to continue its global expansion throughout 2017, with Purple already looking to hire an additional 10 employees at the Oldham office and 25 new staff members at the Texas office, which opened just last week.

Commenting on Purple’s new Oldham office, Gavin Wheeldon, CEO of Purple, said: “Purple has experienced unbelievable growth over the last few years and this move to a bigger and better headquarters allows us to continue building momentum. I’m sure the team will love the new office in Oldham, it not only offers staff a lot more space but the move marks a dynamic new chapter for Purple.”

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