The UK’s fastest growing data analytics company, Aquila Insight, has delivered another set of impressive annual results with turnover growth of over 100%.
Capitalising on the explosion of data innovation in business and consistently delivering value for clients, Aquila Insight’s turnover has more than doubled year on year since launch in 2012, increasing to £4.2 million for 2015/16. The firm also continued the rapid expansion of its London and Edinburgh offices on the back of high profile client wins including British Airways.
Aquila Insight has ambitious plans and is aiming to expand internationally with the opening of its first overseas office this year. It continues to recruit at a pace of 12 new analysts every quarter across in its UK offices and has grown from two founding partners to over 75 staff.
Its recent appointment by HomeServe strengthens its roster of blue chip clients, which includes Sony Mobile, Tesco Bank and Swinton Insurance.
Warwick Beresford-Jones and John Brodie launched Aquila Insight in 2012 with the determination to create a new kind of analytics consultancy whose commercially intelligent analysts would translate data into actionable insights that would have a direct impact on a client’s bottom line.
Warwick says: “Big data is forecast to add over £241 billion to the economy by 2020 and the UK has the opportunity to be a world leader in big data and analytics. From the start we have focused on delivering a commercial advantage to all of our clients and have built a strong reputation in the industry. Big data has been much hyped in recent years but boards are now demanding real results.
“Ultimately, all organisations want to know what’s happening with their customers, what is going to change and what they need to do to be successful in future. We do that quickly and effectively, helping them to answer with accuracy that age-old business question: what three things should I be doing today to improve the business?”
Aquila Insight stands apart from competitors thanks to its combination of commercial data scientists and in-house analytically developed technology solutions. It has built its own data analytics platform, Discovery, making it possible to process large volumes of data securely and at speed.
Aquila Insight has developed a series of applications on Discovery that allow business to understand their customers and take the right commercial decisions. Discovery can sit on top of a client’s existing systems, saving them the time and expense of building their own platform and can be up and running in days, not months or years. It is scalable and cost effective thanks to its ‘pay as you use’ model.
“The speed and agility of delivering actionable commercial insight can be a real game changer for any company using our data platform Discovery,” says Mr Beresford-Jones.