Cardiff-based removals comparison firm comparemymove.com has employed four new members of staff following a year of rapid growth.
As well as a new digital marketing manager and senior web developer, the firm has recruited a permanent sales executive and a content writer to help develop the customer-facing aspects of the business.
The firm was launched in 2013 by Cardiff-based entrepreneurs Dave Sayce and Marc Benger, who spent a number of years working in the storage industry and running their own removals business. The duo spotted a gap in the market for a home removals comparison service, and decided to develop an online business to capitalize on the idea.
The business offers a free online platform that allows customers to compare quotes from fully vetted and accredited regional and national removals firms. Companies sign up as members and pay for the leads they receive. Over 160 have signed up so far, and the company expects this to rise to 400 within the next 18 months.
The last year has seen significant revenue growth - with turnover up 165 per cent – and, thanks to an expanding customer base, increasing brand awareness and developing revenue streams, the company expects turnover to increase threefold during 2016. Web traffic is currently averaging more than 15,000 visitors per month.
Co-founder Marc Benger said, "We’re thrilled to have built such a great team over the last four months. Our goal has always been to develop the customer service elements of our business and to offer help and advice to home movers wherever we can. Having an in-house writer and digital marketing manager working together on building impressive content for our website is really helping us get ahead of the game.”
Co-founder Dave Sayce said, “Our plan has always been to grow a multi-skilled workforce by recruiting a combination of experienced and junior professionals from the pool of talent in and around Cardiff. Our growth in the last year has helped us to build a brilliant team much sooner than we anticipated, so we’re really pleased to be at this stage after only two years in business.”
Comparemymove.com plans to launch a new website and blog function in 2016, which will continue to offer home movers expert tips and DIY advice.
Photo: The CMM team, left to right: Matt Toner, Jyles Kerr-Smith, Anna Athanasiadis, Marc Benger, Stuart Burns, Dave Sayce.