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 exceed £1m turnover for the first time
The web design agency was established and is run by Rebecca Worsley. It specialises in building stylish, effective websites for the health and beauty industry. The agency has had constant growth since its founding in 2017 and has yet to record an annual turnover loss.
Speaking on the agency’s impressive track record, founder and MD Rebecca Worsley commented: “Last year we turned over £630k, which was double the turnover from 2020, and are on track to hit the £1m mark for 2022. This is all organic growth, and we’re yet to actually use any form of fundraising.”.
Complete website redesigns and platform migrations from other content management systems to Shopify have been done in the past. Rainy City Agency, whose name is a playful reference to Manchester's weather, stands as the UK's only Shopify Plus Partner agency solely headed by women and seeks to diversify the largely male-dominated tech industry.
Commenting upon women in tech, Worsley added: “I am really passionate about bringing more women into tech – it’s a fantastic industry and needs to attract more female talent. We’re going to be putting a heavy focus on women in tech as our industry is very male dominated.”
This impressive feat comes as the agency, made up of only 18 members of staff, is also shortlisted for continent-wide eCommerce awards. Last month, the agency was thrilled to discover it had been shortlisted for the European eCommerce Awards in the “Beauty, Health & Wellbeing eCommerce Website of the Year” category. The winner of this award is expected to be announced in Barcelona in Autumn.
There are also plans to organise and hold business events in the area to help the agency's expansion goals. The first of these will be a discussion panel offering insights into the sector and a chance for networking at the "Shopify Meetup" later this year in Manchester City Centre.
On this upcoming event, Rebecca added: “There’s a lot of great talent and tech in the city, but we don’t have a big presence for Shopify and its merchants and that’s something we’re going to change. We’re hoping this is just the start for us and these events will really help us create a name for ourselves in the North West and achieve our financial ambitions this year.”