An insight into the future with Aquila

An insight into the future with Aquila

Fast growing data analytics company Aquila Insight is looking to double its headcount of 75 over the next year after moving into the former offices of FanDuel in Edinburgh’s CodeBase incubator.

The firm, which is headquartered in Edinburgh and has offices in London and Derby, has also rebranded to mark a new chapter as it approaches its fourth birthday.

Aquila Insight currently employs more than 75 staff in its UK offices and is expecting headcount to double in the next 12 months, with growth fuelled by an increase in data innovation in business.

Earlier this year it reported turnover had increased by more than 100% to £4.2m for 2015/16, up from £1.9m in 2014/15.

Warwick Beresford-Jones, co-founder and managing partner, said: “We have big plans to expand further this year and we now have space to do it.

“The move, alongside the rebrand and our recent award wins, marks the start of an exciting new phase in Aquila Insight’s history. 

“As we move into new markets, we are always on the look out for young talent and experienced practitioners to work on a number of exciting projects.

“We are hiring at a rate of 12 analysts each quarter so it was only a matter of time before we outgrew our previous home.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to stay in CodeBase and continue to be part of such a thriving tech community.”

Big data is estimated to add around £40bn per year to the UK and the demand for analytics and insight is continuing to grow.

Located on Edinburgh’s Castle Terrace, CodeBase is the UK’s largest technology incubator and one of the fastest growing in Europe. 

Other tenants include Administrate, Float, and ZoneFox.