Manifesto opens new Bristol office with dedicated .Net team
7 May 2019 12:59pm
This May, award-winning agency Manifesto is opening a new office in Bristol with two of their experienced London team members heading west to help establish operations in the city. They’ll be joined by Pete Cooper who will head up a new .Net practice, building Manifesto’s capability as a leading technology-agnostic provider of experience platforms.
For the last 7 years, Manifesto has grown its service offering substantially, expanding from a purely digital agency into one that provides a comprehensive range of strategic, creative, technological and innovation consultancy alongside robust digital delivery. They are currently digital delivery partners of Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and helped the organisation launch their new, audience-centred website in March.
Having turned down .Net projects in the past, and having always admired Bristol’s thriving digital scene, Jim Bowes, CEO of Manifesto, is delighted to announce that the company is now doing something about it:
“I'm so excited to open Manifesto in Bristol, a city with great creative and technology talent, great music and great food - what’s not to love?! We’ve been asked many times to work on .Net projects, and have been planning to build a practice for some time. With the progress of the Azure platform, the AI and cognitive services now on offer from Microsoft, and after meeting Peter, we felt this was the right time.”
Peter Cooper, a highly-experienced technology lead and West Country native, believes that expanding Manifesto’s offering to encompass .Net will help the agency deliver even more value for their clients:
“When I spoke to Manifesto I could see their passion for creating digital platforms and services that drive real change. I knew they were the kind of agency I’d love to work for and I’m excited to bring my experience of Microsoft platforms to the agency and build an excellent team.”
Initially the new .Net team will focus on offering services based on Azure including bespoke work and using Umbraco and SiteFinity. Manifesto recently relaunched The Royal British Legion website on the SiteFinity platform.
The wider Bristol team will work across the Manifesto client base and will grow steadily through 2019.