So, Tenant of the Month is back! Each month we will be publishing an interview with one of our lovely tenants in the building, asking them what they like about the building and finding out what their business is all about!
So far we have spoken to Siren, Dobson Welch, Barrette, A Quiet Place and Bold Online Marketing. And this month we sat down with Color Consultancy
What is your business name and what do you do?
We are Color Consultancy. We help businesses solve their problems with cloud based solutions, including the class leading CRM system Salesforce.com. Three of us are based here, and we have a team of developers in Kerala, India who we’ve been out to meet last year.
What did you do prior to setting up your own business?
Simon, the Director, came to the business cloud as a marketer and business person after a varied career which initially started in managing bands! In 2005 he realised that there were lots of solutions out there in the early business cloud to solve the problems that he was having, but a shortage of good people to design and integrate the solutions. As a secret geek, it was a natural progression for Simon into the world of technical solution design to support businesses as they grow!
Michael, Color’s Cloud Consultant, started working with Salesforce.com quite by accident 5 years ago. He first met Simon when they worked together on a huge cloud project at the Trinity Mirror Group in 2012. They stayed in touch, and after realising they had the same appetite for cloud solutions (and a similar taste in good beer!) it felt like a natural move to work together in our own cloud consultancy.
Where have you been working from previously?
Simon was previously Marketing Director for Press Association Sports, and a US telecoms software company. He took up a position as Head of CRM at Trinity Mirror in 2011, where his passion for Salesforce was reignited after a break of a few years. In 2012, he set up Color Consultancy.
Michael started out in freelance business support working with a number of innovative SMEs in Liverpool, including a fast-growing logistics firm and a niche legal agency. He moved to Trinity Mirror in 2012 to work with Salesforce on a large-scale implementation, before moving to the innovative software security company Avecto in 2014. He joined Color full-time in early 2016 after freelancing for a couple of years.
Clare has previously held a number of sales and sales support roles covering Salesforce in large corporates, but after having her daughter, retrained as a strategic social media manager through Digital Mums and wanting to get back to basics with small businesses joined Color to front social media and marketing in Jan 2016
What made you decide to move to 54 St James Street?
The vibrancy of the Baltic Triangle and the growth of the area as a digital creative space made it a great fit
What is it that you like the most about 54 St James Street?
It just ‘fits’ with the way we work. The easygoing atmosphere, quality of facilities, great food at Siren, stunning modern architecture and the amazing views from the roof terraces make it such an easy place to work, and a great place to bring our clients. It doesn’t feel like coming to work at all! We’ve got great views and a quiet office where we can concentrate on just getting on with what we do.
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