Set up in 2006 in Aldington, a village just outside Ashford, PageSuite is a software development company that has a global outreach of clients, spanning from the UK, to the US and Canada, to the United Arab Emirates.
Its office in Ashford is a hub of more than 40 skilled developers who build apps for worldwide brands such as OK! Magazine, The London Evening Standard and AM New York.
Managing Director, Ross Murphy believes that the key to their location in Ashford is two-fold, great transport connections and a resource pool of local talent from Kent’s two esteemed universities.
“Ashford allows us to reach where we need to be, whether it is the airport, or the city, within realistic timescales.”Ross Murphy, Managing Director, Page Suite
“Attending a meeting in the Midlands at 11am is realistic with the high speed rail. Before that, it would have meant an overnight stay.
“We are also attending an international exhibition in Amsterdam next month and will be using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, which is a short drive from here. Ashford allows us to reach where we need to be, whether it is the airport, or the city, within realistic timescales, “Ross says.
“We have also found that we can cherry pick some of the best students graduating from computer sciences at the two local universities. Our people are key and we get to introduce them to some top brands at PageSuite.
“There are 53 people working for us globally and we are currently looking to expand further into Ashford whilst also looking to open a middle-eastern office. We have consciously based our London office in Euston, as it is a short walk from St Pancras on the high speed line, perfect for our London meetings.”
“We are at the forefront of some exciting technology changes and being placed in Ashford is helping us to achieve that.”Ross Murphy, Managing Director, PageSuite
PageSuite constantly invest in their research and development and have launched new products in London in the past.
Autumn 2018 saw the opening of new offices for Six Ports the custom development arm of PageSuite.
They are the latest to take space at Connect38, the first phase of Ashford’s Commercial Quarter located a block away from Ashford International railway station.
“We want to be ahead of the curve and there are not many companies that can do what we are doing right now,” says Ross.
“We are at the forefront of some exciting technology changes and being placed in Ashford is helping us to achieve that.”