Tech firm plans office makeover as it expands Middlesbrough HQ

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A Middlesbrough-based ecommerce specialist has announced that it is expanding its office footprint to accommodate future growth.

Following its latest round of investment, Aero Commerce plans to overhaul and expand its Commerce House office space to meet growth ambitions.

One of the UK’s fastest growing ecommerce solutions, the firm provides a web-based platform that is sold through its network of more than 70 agency partners that integrate the platform into ecommerce stores they build for retailers.

Aero Commerce has, to date, received investment of £1.4m, which, alongside its growing market position, is driving the expansion in support of the company’s strategy to increase the online retail transactions handled by the Aero platform.

Since its launch 12 months ago, the platform has supported approaching £100m of ecommerce transactions, which is forecast to reach in excess on a quarter of a billion pounds this year.

The additional floorspace will accelerate the company’s recruitment plans for extra developers and an expanded sales and marketing team to provide more support to its network of partner agencies, as well as financial transaction providers, such as PayPal, Klarna, Total Processing and Trust Payments.

The company is also utilising its experience of home working during the pandemic to provide an in-office alternative to its creative team space with the introduction of a ‘Focus Zone’.

CEO and founder Richard Bendelow said: “We are really proud to be part of Tees Valley and the North-East’s growing tech and digital sector and this expansion strengthens our commitment to the area.

“Being part of the vibrant tech cluster is helping us attract talented local people into the business that can support our growth and by increasing our footprint in Commerce House we will be able to expand our team to serve a larger client base.”