The See Green team celebrate their 10th anniversary
Handing in your notice at a well-paid role to set up your own company – on the same day your wife tells you she’s pregnant with your first child – is always going to be make or break for a fledgling business owner.
That’s just what happened to Dan Taylor when he set up York-based web development company See Green back in 2008. Ten years on and See Green has its own offices on Clifton Moor, a team of seven, and an evergrowing portfolio.
Dan left a top Leeds-based creative agency to set up the company from home whilst wife Anne was also at home with their daughter Abigail, now also 10. Dan said: “It was an interesting time, finding new clients and becoming a new dad - it certainly motivated me to get work in!”
After maternity leave, Anne made the decision to join See Green joining fellow Director David Forster. The company moved into York’s Eco Business Centre, a hub for small and start-up businesses, before moving into their own premises on Marsden Park, Clifton Moor.
The team now stands at seven, and See Green is currently looking to expand further. Anne said: “We’ve had a successful ten years in business, and it’s quite a milestone to achieve.
“Starting a business in 2008 was always going to be challenging, and even more so with both of us running our own business. In the past ten years we’ve had another daughter, Edith, now 7, Dan had surgery to remove his stomach to avoid genetic cancer, we’ve grown our portfolio, completed over 1,200 projects for our clients, we manage over 500 domain names and regularly have over a million people visiting websites we’ve created each day, which isn’t bad going really!”
See Green hosted a party for clients, partners and friends in September and the business has recently completed its tenth pro bono charity website, for Canterbury Imagine, a book gifting charity in Bradford which ensures looked after children in deprived areas of the city receive a book a month through the post from birth to their fifth birthday.
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