Degree 53 expands into Manchester City Centre

Degree 53 expands into Manchester City Centre

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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The move follow Degree 53's significant recruitment initiative

UX design and software development agency, Degree 53 have relocated to the historic Steam Packet House on Cross Street in the heart of Manchester city centre. The office move follows continued growth of the digital agency to better accommodate its expanding team.

Earlier in February, Degree 53 also announced a significant recruitment initiative to support its newly formed gaming division and growing project portfolio. During the year, the team made over 30 new hires, focusing on recruiting skilled developers, designers and technology specialists. This rapid expansion meant that Degree 53 needed a much larger office to fit 75+ team members.

The new offices have been refurbished to provide a collaborative, modern space for the teams, with larger breakout and kitchen areas across the two floors. As a celebration of their core skills, the decor in meeting rooms is inspired by Las Vegas casinos.

Andrew Daniels, managing director at Degree 53 told “First of all, we needed a bigger office to accommodate our team and make room for future recruits. We’ve been recruiting heavily to build our gaming division over the past year, and we expect this continue to grow next year. We’ve created brand new positions to bring more structure to the teams, as well as providing more technological expertise to our projects.

“We wanted the new office to have enough space for everyone to ensure there is plenty of communal areas and meeting rooms for sharing ideas and creative thinking. We’ve specifically decorated our meeting rooms to reflect Las Vegas casinos as a celebration to our specialism. It’s also a good conversation starter when you first enter our office. We hope this will spark creativity in our current employees, as well as attracting more talent, both local and from further afield.”

Daniels continued: “When we first started about 5 years ago, we were providing mobile solutions to gaming operators, however they’ve moved on now and are looking for comprehensive solutions for all channels and even platforms. This is what our gaming division does – the team is building bespoke full platforms and sportsbooks, bringing in new technology to our clients. Operators no longer want white label suppliers and we can support them with full platforms tailored to their needs and the needs of their customers.”

He added: “Being located in Manchester city centre is a big bonus for meeting clients and partners. We’re a global company with clients from all over Europe and the US, so it’s important for us to be in a convenient location. There are excellent transport links and those visiting from outside of the UK can come straight from Manchester Airport.

“This is also great for our social life and entertaining clients as we have an array of restaurants and bars at our door step. All in all, it’s a much easier and nicer experience for their visit. We’re very excited about this move, especially as the Manchester Christmas markets open right in front of us this week, we look forward to welcoming everyone into our new office.”

Totally Gaming says: Expanding into Manchester City Center can undoubtedly provide Degree 53 with an unmatched opportunity for growth, as it is a prime location for businesses and potential clients. Furthermore, the move is symbolic how the group has already since its formation.


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