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RapidSpike invests in Head of Marketing


Leeds-based web testing company, RapidSpike, has made a series of senior appointments, following a £1m investment from Praetura Ventures.

Andy Court joins as Head of Marketing having previously held the same role at Panintelligence. He spent almost a decade in marketing roles at Cascade, growing the start-up to become a multi-million pound HR software firm.

“People are what make a business successful and that’s exactly what RapidSpike is all about. We have a CEO [Gav Winter] who understands marketing, actively encourages creativity and implements a ‘don’t be afraid to fail’ attitude – that’s incredibly rare,” stated Court.

Winter was brought in, in 2018 with the view to take RapidSpike “to the next level” and become a Yorkshire Unicorn.

Praetura Ventures made the £1m investment in 2020 to help it improve and scale its platform and expand its client base.

The company also named Tom Leeming as Business Development Manager, with a view to strengthening its client function.

“Customers now expect websites to perform at a higher level than ever before. Even marginal gains of 0.1% faster speeds can represent millions of extra revenue for the UK’s largest brands for example, not to mention significant sustainability savings,” he added.

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