Blue chip wins drive record sales for interactive kiosk maker
INTERACTIVE kiosk designer and manufacturer Evoke Creative has reported a milestone year of employee and turnover growth, and is expecting to hit even greater heights in the coming 12 months.
Driven by demand from a number of blue chip clients, including fast food group McDonald’s, Travelodge, JD Sports and Google, Evoke’s turnover has rocketed 40% in the last two years to £8.9m and is forecast to jump to £15m in its current financial year.
Staff numbers at the Wirral business have also risen to keep up with demand – by 40% to 49 in the last year.
Evoke, which has added manufacturing capabilities to its product design skills, is now exploring growth in overseas markets, including the US, and also planning to open a second office and showroom in the London area.
Neil Clark, commercial director, said: “It is a very exciting time with strong levels of demand from our customers and some incredibly exciting opportunities on the short-term horizon.
“We’re seeing retailers and hospitality brands looking to use technology to engage with their customers in new ways as they look to compete with their online rivals, and we can help them find a solution.
He added: “Our approach to the product is entirely design-led and we have been able to deliver kiosks to our customers that not only demonstrate that they are at the cutting-edge of their sector, but can also save them significant amounts of money and improve customer service.”
In less than a year Evoke has supplied close to 900 interactive kiosks to McDonald’s and has further significant orders in in the pipeline.
Clark said: “Our relationship with McDonald’s has continued to evolve and we are now being used by them in a consultancy capacity on other key projects.”
Evoke supplies a range a range of sectors, spanning retail, leisure, hospitality and libraries and has more than 15,000 products in use across more than 90 countries.
Over the last 12 months the business has invested significantly in its infrastructure and as well as creating jobs on the manufacturing side, there have been a number of hires at senior management level, with new recruits from businesses including Sainsbury’s, JD Sports Fashion and Tata Steel.