Teamwork the key in landing world leaders

Most companies proclaim to be driven by their customers’ needs but few seem as genuine in that regard as - a company which by happy coincidence has seemingly landed upon a name that encapsulates not just their service but the ethos of the company too.

The emphasis of building the Blackpool-based Saas company (software as a service) into a customer-focused enterprise has paid dividends with some of the world’s biggest companies now using the online collaboration and project management tool to organise their day.

Among the some 1.5 million users across more than 150,000 companies using teamwork are employees of tech giants Ebay, PayPal, Netflix, Spotify and Microsoft while more traditional powerhouses such as Adidas, Pepsi and Disney have also come on-board.

Employees of more than 2,500 charities and NGO’s across the world granted free access to the teamwork platform are benefiting too.

The company, which acquired the domain name last year, developed out of a web development business at the start of the recession at a time when companies were increasingly looking to cut costs while increasing productivity.

Motivated by the belief that existing software was either too basic or too complex, the team went about developing an online Saas platform that would change the way companies managed their day-to-day tasks.

Currently its only product, the company which is growing at an average rate of 65% per annum, is on the cusp of another big launch and has designs on expanding its workforce too.

“We’re very honoured to be selected as a finalist with so many amazing companies coming out of Cork these days, we’re very proud of this recognition for the team at and the amazing customers we have across the globe,” says co-founder Peter Coppinger.

Having gotten this far as a team, there’s little chance of the plucky upstart looking back now.

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