Manchester’s Rainy City Agency, the UK’s only female-led Shopify Plus partner, has announced a record performance for 2022 and is on track to surpass £1m turnover for the first time.
Founded and led by Rebecca Worsley, the web design agency specializes in providing creative, high-performance websites for the health and beauty sector. The agency has seen steady growth since its inception in 2017 and still hasn’t seen an annual loss in turnover.
Speaking on the agency’s impressive track record, Founder and MD Rebecca Worsley commented: “Last year we did over £630k, double that of 2020, and on track to hit the £1m mark for 2022 We’re on track. It’s all organic growth, and we haven’t really used any kind of fundraising yet.”
Past projects have included complete website redesign and replatforming on Shopify from other content management systems. Rainy City Agency, whose name is a funny nod to Manchester’s weather, stands out exclusively as the UK’s only female-led Shopify Plus partner agency and aims to diversify the male-dominated tech industry.
Commenting on women in tech, Worsley said: “I’m really passionate about bringing more women into tech – it’s a fantastic industry and it needs to attract more female talent. We’re on women in tech. going to focus heavily [as] Our industry is very male dominated. ,
This impressive achievement comes as an agency made up of just 18 staff members has also been shortlisted for continent-wide eCommerce awards. Last month, the agency was thrilled to learn that it had been shortlisted for the European eCommerce Awards in the category “Beauty, Health and Wellbeing eCommerce Website of the Year”. The winner of the award is expected to be announced in the autumn in Barcelona.
It also has ambitions to lead and host industry events throughout the region, to further support the agency’s growth plans. The first of these is to be a ‘Shopify Meetup’ later this year in Manchester City Centre, which will feature a discussion panel offering networking opportunities along with industry insights.
On this upcoming event, Rebecca said: “There’s a lot of talent and technology in town, but we don’t have a huge presence for Shopify and its merchants and that’s something we’re going to change. We’re hoping That this is just the beginning for us and that these events will really help us make a name for ourselves in the North West and achieve our financial ambitions this year.”