Jersey digital agency Webreality is this week celebrating its 20th birthday.
Webreality was established on 20th January 2000 by Phil Balderson, who led the business until May 2008.
The firm says that its focus during its first decade was primarily on the local market, with many clients coming from Jersey’s dominant industries - especially finance and hospitality, whereas during its second decade, the company’s reputation spread into the UK market.
A third of Webreality’s clients are now outside Jersey, accounting for some 53% of its 2019 total revenues.
Pictured: Webreality was established in the year 2000.
Today, Webreality employs 25 people, 21 of whom live in Jersey, the other four in the UK. All of the company’s current Jersey employees have 'Entitled' or 'Entitled to work' residential status, and many joined the company as trainees, benefitting from in-work mentoring and learning.
Matthew Robins, Webreality’s Chief Executive, commented: “When Webreality was founded, the world wide web was only a few years old, and most businesses hadn’t yet adopted it in any way. The past two decades have seen business models and marketing strategies turned upside down as the world has gone online, and we are enormously proud of the part we’ve played in helping our clients navigate and make the most of the opportunities in the digital realm."
Adding that he was "proud" of his team, Mr Robins reflected on the years ahead: “For the future, we remain focused on retaining our existing valued clients by continuously improving the return they get on their investment in our services. Our motto is ‘Ever better'. Our first two decades have embodied that outlook, and it will continue to guide us into the future.”
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