Preston's Viddyoze appoints business development managers from 500 applicants

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by Simon Austin
Viddyoze

Preston-based SaaS animation firm Viddyoze has appointed two new business development managers after receiving more than 500 applicants for the roles.

Viddyoze is one of the region’s fastest-growing companies and its technology is now used in 250,000 monthly clips worldwide.

The business advertised the roles in London and the Midlands following a “strategic change in its business” and received more than 500 applications.

Former MediaCom executive Fiona Hunt, who has just been appointed as a board adviser to Viddyoze, described the response as “phenomenal”.

She added: “We had over 500 applications, but it wasn’t just the quantity that was really impressive but the quality of applicants.

“It was a hard job narrowing it down to just two with such a strong field and I think the number of applications reflect the fact the Viddyoze brand is going from strength to strength and people are excited to be a part of that .”

The two successful applicants were James Townsend, who will be the business development manager based in the Midlands, and Jordan Gelbart, who will be London-based.

Gelbart joined from London tech incubator Hyper, while Townsend came from Norwich-based Signs Express.

Hunt, who has also worked with brands like Google and MediaCom, said the roles followed a strategic decision to target the B2B market with their new enterprise products.

Viddyoze has just celebrated its fifth birthday after being founded in 2015 by David Chamberlain, Jamie Garside and Joey Xoto.

Chamberlain said: “It’s an exciting time for the business. Jordan and James will give us the firepower we need to activate these markets that we've already seen organic growth from.”

In September it announced 10 new hires, including new head of content Narinder Purba, taking its total workforce up to 52. Clients include Tesla, Sony and PwC.