This week we welcomed Karime Hassan, CEO of Exeter City Council, into our offices in Matford, Exeter. Karime joined us to discuss high-growth businesses in Exeter and the obstacles that Leads To You have faced during the company’s rapid growth. Karime also shared his plans for how Exeter can continue to support business growth in the future.
Leads To You have expanded quickly during the past five years, growing our team from 6 to 30 employees. In this time we have gone from operating in just three markets, to 13 markets, with the aim of entering a further 10 this year. We have also established partnerships with several new clients and are now working with a range of national and multinational companies.
The city has grown significantly over the years and has proven to be a great place for business. It has been listed as a top five city for employment growth, with the number of jobs increasing by 1.5% year on year. Most businesses, regardless of their size and location, will at some point struggle to find the right staff and the right premises to support their growth. It was reassuring to hear that Exeter City Council have some exciting plans in place to address these issues and ensure that the city’s businesses continue to thrive.
We have some big plans to continue the business growth over the next three years and we couldn’t be more excited to be operating in such a great city. It was great to hear from Karime on how Exeter will continue to support businesses like ours to continue to grow and a pleasure to have the opportunity to share our thoughts and struggles on business growth.