Three leading agencies unite to form full-service digital eCommerce powerhouse, AYKO

6th June 2019

-Same aspirations.

Collectively better". AYKO is a collaboration of two specialist development agencies, Two Jay and Vortex and performance marketing agency, Eralis launching 1st June 2019. Together, as a full-service digital agency, they are now able to fulfil customers needs end-to-end. The three founder-led agencies whose headquarters are based in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield are award-winning in their own right but realised the potential of joining forces and honing their skills and services. James Hyett, AYKO CBO (formerly Vortex) comments; -Whilst Vortex and Two Jay work in the same industry, we have previously focused our efforts on different sectors. In doing so, we have honed different skills and services, ensuring each is an expert in their field. "This has meant the merger and strategic decisions have fallen into place quickly, as there is trust in the counterparts' understanding and practical application of services in their respective areas. Independently, we saw the next stage of growth and were able to highlight weaknesses. "It became clear that their journeys to date could be advanced significantly with cumulative effort in one entity. Seven years on from the formation of Vortex, with many lessons learnt and sacrifices made; I see this as the perfect balance of individuals and skills to help us realise our collective goals both personally and professionally. Increasing in size and stature, AYKO now has a team of over 70+ eCommerce professionals which includes marketers, project managers, UX specialists and certified developers. With 30 Magento 2 certified developers, AYKO is the largest and most experienced Magento Solution Partner in the UK and have worked on Magento projects with Peacocks, Traidcraft, Ribble Cycles and Asprey, to name a few. In a quest to become more accessible to their customers and other retailers, they currently have offices in six locations including the UK, Ireland and India, with plans to build upon their presence in the U.S in the pipeline. Quote from Jamie Jackson, AYKO CEO (formerly Two Jay): -Being part of an innovative agency which supports all aspects of eCommerce is very exciting for ourselves and our customers. With the combined level of experience our directorship team has, I'm confident that we can achieve great things together.

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