The client: Develo Design is a specialist web development agency based in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. With a focus on e-commerce and the Magento platform, they are specialists in Punchout integrations, SAP, B2B and large catalogues.

The project: Rockfine met founder Luke Collymore through the WMCA Creative Scale-Up Programme where he first got a taste of how the Rockfine team works through their facilitation of his peer group sessions. Develo was aiming to scale up from being a one person operation to bring in colleagues to allow the company to grow, delivering contract work for key clients while having capacity to take on new business opportunities.

How Rockfine supported: BD Dalton, Strategic Director for Rockfine Group, helped guide Luke as Develo landed substantial website contracts for national and global companies. BD supported Luke in putting in place service level agreements (SLAs) to provide recurring revenues while developing the capacity to get project and new business work when it arose. The creation of new systems allowed Develo to transition to grow its client base, revenues and profits.

Client verdict: Director Luke Collymore: “I’ve worked with BD for the last couple of years and he’s been helping us at Develo Design focus on the incredible value we deliver to our customers. He has helped us transform our way of thinking and we are now focused on the important stuff. He’s a great mentor and highly recommend anyone that’s thinking of working with him and Rockfine Group to just go for it!”

Summary: Develo has been supported in moving from being a solo entrepreneur operation to a larger team with capacity and recurring revenues to match. Develo continue to work with Rockfine for mentoring and business growth support, with BD acting as an extension of their management team.