2015 has been an epic year for Pragmatic. We’ve had the opportunity to work with exciting clients on some thrilling WordPress projects. We built and published 38 live WordPress websites. That is more than 3 a month! In response to our growing workload, we’ve more than doubled in size since 2014, which means we’ve had to move into roomier offices and restructure the way our team works.
How we’ve grown:
In 12 months we’ve grown from a team of 5 full-timers and 4 contractors to a team of 21 full-time employees and 3 contractors. That’s a growth of 167%!
We’ve illustrated below what has happened to our team over the year, in order of it happening.
Chris Hollands (now a contractor)
Moving from in-house to agency was a big change but Pragmatic have welcomed me with open arms. Working with truly passionate and inspiring people allows me to thoroughly enjoy every day at work and the challenges that the role entails. – Ryan Golds, Junior WordPress Developer
We’ve also been working with the following key contractors:
Due to rapid growth, we restructured teams for efficiency. This included transitioning some of our team members into Team Leaders. Each team now has their own Senior Developer and Mid-Level Developer, and they also share our Project Management and Design departments amongst them. In 2016, we will have a Project Manager in each team as well, helping us stay organised and ensure we continue to deliver projects on time and budget.
We’ve continued to provide our WordPress services to global clients, and to match we’ve now got a remote team of developers in Seville, Spain. Here’s our farewell lunch for Senior Developer Michael Bailey (in the orange t-shirt), who was our first developer to move to Spain to work for us remotely. Soon after, we hired our second remote developer in Seville.
We started our free WordPress Clinics which went down a storm with the local community. In September our first WordPress Clinic was as part of the Brighton Digital Festival Open Studios event.
In October 2015, we transformed from a web development agency into a full-service WordPress agency when we expanded our team to include an in-house design department.
We became Bacardi’s WordPress Technology Partner. We worked with them on a project earlier in the year, which obviously impressed as we’re now their official WordPress Technology Partner! This means as well as creating new sites and providing support, we are also providing support and consultancy for strategic business activities. Find out more about our WordPress Technology Partnership services.