Leith-based digital agency GearedApp is celebrating its sixth birthday this month, and the firm plans to give something back to the community.
To celebrate the agency’s birthday, the team plans on giving away six gifts to clients, employees and local businesses that have supported the firm during its journey.
Among these is a free digital project starter pack that offers advice and assistance to budding entrepreneurs, a themed birthday party for staff and a showcase article highlighting some of the company’s “tech for good” ethical clients and their journeys.
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Founded in 2013 by Napier University graduates Lara Findlay, Josh Carson and Andrzej Schmidt, GearedApp develops and designs user-friendly mobile apps and web platforms for a host of clients, including The Homeless World Cup, Enterobiotix and the NHS.
Since its launch, the company has expanded to a team of twelve and has been nominated as one of Clutch’s top 30 cross-platform developers.
Co-founder and director Lara Findlay said the celebrations mark a significant milestone for the company and hailed the efforts of the team over the past six years.
“We are delighted to be celebrating our sixth birthday – this is a real milestone for us as a company,” she said. “From three enthusiastic students to now an ever-expanding team based in Leith, we are so proud of our success.”
“We can’t thank those around us enough who have provided us with the support to get us to where we are today,” Findlay added.
Other gifts from the team include planting 212 trees through the Earth Day Networks Global Canopy Project to help offset the company’s carbon footprint.
GearedApp is also gifting free consultancy to its network as a thank you for their support, while a donation has been made to Code Your Future, a non-profit organisation which supports refugees and disadvantaged people who want to pursue a career as a developer.
“The team have been working together this week to do our bit for our community,” Findlay said. “So far, we have been promoting some of our fantastic “tech for good” clients and we have announced that we are offsetting one year of our carbon footprint by planting over 200 trees.”
Findlay said the firm plans on doubling its current team over the next 12-month and hopes to work closely with more leading, values-led brands on a host of projects.