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Unlocking growth: How The Data Shed scaled its team during Covid-19

Posted On: 17 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

Unlocking growth: How The Data Shed scaled its team during Covid-19

It has been a busy year for The Data Shed. Based in Leeds, the data services company helps other businesses access and interrogate their data in a user-friendly way. It offers consultancy services and launched its first product, a SaaS data integration platform called The Data Refinery , in 2019.
During lockdown, a time when Covid-19 caused many businesses to enter survival mode, the company expanded its Mabgate Mills office to accommodate new hires and announced an 18-month extension to an existing contract with gambling self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP.
Read The Data Shed's case study in Tech Nation Report 2020
For CEO Anna Sutton, who cofounded The Data Shed with CTO Ed Thewlis in 2014, it has been business as usual in many ways. Having chosen not to furlough staff, the company worked remotely during lockdown. Its clients did too, says Anna, adding that the company's new business pipeline was “fairly full” before the virus struck.
“We've had a fortunate experience whereas other people have had horrific...

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