Number of employees: 3 full time and a network of freelance instructors.
Why did you choose the Enterprise Zone for your business? The Enterprise Zone is a hub for the digital, tech and creative companies we work with in Bristol, so it seemed like a natural home for our business as we work closely with these companies to upskill their workforces and create new routes into the industries they’re part of.
How did Develop Me come about? Develop Me came about from our shared experience of how the digital skills gap was holding back the local digital and tech industries.
Before Develop Me, we all worked in and with digital businesses in Bristol and Bath. It had become increasingly difficult to find skilled employees (particularly web developers), and so we decided to start working towards creating a solution, whilst helping upskill existing digital teams along the way.
Over the last 18 months we’ve trained 170 individuals from 34 different companies including BBC, Sift and Mubaloo in areas including web development, design and User Experience (UX).