Data specialist forecasts its revenue and headcount will more than double

The firm's latest recruits

Leeds-based data and analysis business, The Data City, says it expects to double its revenue and team size by the end of 2021, creating 10 new jobs and reaching a £1m turnover milestone before the end of the year.

The business has recently made a raft of new appointments across its development and analysis teams, including spatial-analysis expert Fatima Garcia Elena, UX designer Matt Martin, client strategist Matt Childs and biophysicist developer Dan Billingsley.

It also opened an Amsterdam office in 2020 to enable future international growth.

The Data City is a Data as a Service (DaaS) company, providing data on the companies and sectors that are driving the emerging economy.

Its technology overcomes the deficiencies in standard industrial classifications (SIC codes) historically used by most governments and research bodies and is increasingly being adopted as the new standard in data for economic analysis.

Founder and CEO, Alex Craven, said: “We’re winning new clients by being able to produce data sets and analysis that no-one else can.

“Our technology and analysts produce data and insight on the size, shape, geography and innovation in any sector.

“The gaps in industrial data are a huge issue in 2021, as policy makers and investors are looking for opportunities to support newly emerging sectors like energy management, AI, AgriTech and net zero as part of the recovery from Covid-19 and Brexit.”

The company has recently won a series of contracts with central government and expects to be a team of 20 by the end of 2021.

The business is currently advertising for data analyst & storytellers, product & project managers & full stack developers.

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