Luke Grimes, co-founder, Webantic
Luke is the Co-Founder of Manchester-based development studio, Webantic. The agency has carved out a niche in a crowded marketplace by bridging the gap business types: highly visual creative agencies and software companies that focus on large-scale web projects.
As Commercial Director, Luke has played a pivotal role in establishing Webantic as a harmonious hybrid of these two disciplines: a cloud agency – one that’s perfectly positioned to deliver high-performance modern software that’s functional, engaging and always ready for the challenges of tomorrow.
Striking this balance relies on an intimate understanding of the client’s business and their customers, something that comes naturally to Luke. He makes time to get to know every client, building a rapport that allows him to empathise with their needs and objectives. As a result, you’ll usually find him out and about with clients when he’s not in the Spinningfields office.
He and co-founder Calvin believe in the value of a collaborative, problem-solving approach to software development. By developing a close working relationship with every client, Luke can assume a role similar to that of a Non-Exec Director when overseeing the team. Throughout the engagement he remains the client’s advocate, representing their needs internally. Ultimately, he ensures their vision and priorities are always at the fore.
Having recently celebrated 5 years in business with co-founder Calvin, Luke is optimistic for the year ahead, as Webantic continues to consolidate recent client wins such as Allied London. Building on the success of the agency, Luke has his eye on several promising ventures for 2017, living by the Webantic ethos – Start Something New.