ECommerce specialist Digitl announces separation from Six & Flow

Darren Ratcliffe

Manchester eCommerce and web system development agency Digitl has separated from Six & Flow after both parties agreed not to pursue the merger they announced in June.

Digitl founder Darren Ratcliffe said: “After an initial six-month trial period, starting in June 2018, to test out a prospective merger, we are announcing that both companies are to resume our separate businesses.

“Clients who have signed up to projects delivered jointly by us will see no impact on their current projects, and we have agreed to an ongoing strategic partnership.”

Darren continues to lead the team, which has moved into new offices on Little Lever Street in the Northern Quarter.

Digitl clients include ebay, JD Fashion PLC, Soletrader and Millets.

Digitl’s latest year-end accounts, to October 2018, show £320,000 in revenues after three years in business, a doubling in turnover from the previous financial year.

Mr Ratcliffe said he plans to double size of the business and grow the team further over the next 12-18 months, and says he is seeking two new posts immediately to add to Digitl’s six-strong team.

When Six & Flow’s acquisition of Digitl was announced in June, it said it was targeting sales of £7.5m by 2022 by increasing UK growth across key sectors and by targeting new clients in the US, UAE and across Europe.

Darren Ratcliffe said at the time: “There are a lot of parallels between Six & Flow and Digitl, having both started out at the same time.

“We’ve worked well together on projects over the past three years, share similar values and I admire the strong culture Six & Flow has built its reputation on.”