London 2019; Aqilla – the Cloud finance and accounting software solution specialist – has seen a number of additions to its core team based in London Waterloo to support considerable growth.
Its last annual report shows a 16% increase in revenue with the technology being used in 49 countries worldwide. This success has been driven in part by the upward trend in the global cloud-computing market* alongside increased expectations of financial accounting and reporting technology by finance professionals.
Aqilla Co-Founder and CEO Hugh Scantlebury said: “We have impressive plans for the evolution of our platform and key to the on-going success of our business is a need to continue to employ the best people that can add real value to both us and our customers. Doing the thing right is all well and good in being effective but great people doing the right thing is how we will continue to be a thriving, efficient provider of class-leading cloud-based accounting and finance software.”
These new hires contribute over 15 years of technology experience to the already impressive core team of sales, marketing, and technical professionals, many of whom have been with the business for over a decade.
Chris Tredwell, an experienced high technology professional, is the first of a new team of Enterprise Business Development Managers. With many extensive large contracts and bids under his belt, Chris will be focused on the continuation of the growth Aqilla has developed in recent years with larger organisations, providing affordable enterprise standard capability at a fraction of the cost of many traditional legacy on-premise solutions.
Chris’ reasons for joining the Aqilla team are clear: “I’ve been surprised by how often buyers are forced to choose between affordability or sophistication, with many financiers often driven towards a solution that will be both disruptive to their organisation and hugely expensive. Since joining Aqilla I have been overwhelmed by the loyalty and excitement our customers have towards our product and I look forward to helping more organisations bring their finance operation into the 21st century.”
From Microsoft based roles at XMA and Equanet, Emma Leigh joins Aqilla in a new dedicated Partner Manager role. Emma will be working with a growing list of partners, facilitating and building upon the strong relationships that Aqilla is proud to have fostered so far both in the UK and overseas, leveraging the platform’s multi-national, multi-currency and multi-taxonomy feature set.
Emma comments: “I am very pleased with the organization and the direction that we’re are heading. It’s obvious that our Directors are committed to making this a first-class operation and our success will be a reflection of their dedication. When I see leadership demonstrate this kind of behaviour, I feel very proud to be a part of Aqilla.”
Also new to the team is Senior Marketing Executive Ewan Chesterton. Ewan brings with him experience from a variety of roles in the automotive industry, and most recently a role in a professional services firm, to provide continued emphasis on creative and disruptive agile marketing.
Ewan stated: “I am delighted to be joining an organisation that is pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the world of accounting software, utilising its cloud capabilities to deliver ever-increasing value to our customers. There is a real story here at Aqilla, and I am looking forward to being part of the next chapter!”
You can connect with Chris, Emma and Ewan on LinkedIn.
*Gartner (2019) predicts that the total market value will increase by 82%, at a value almost $150B, between 2018 and 2022 which will naturally see a growth in the job market within the sector.
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Press Contact: Ewan Chesterton, Aqilla Limited
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Sales Contact: Hugh Scantlebury, Aqilla Limited
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Founded in 2006, Aqilla is the developer of online finance and accounting solutions designed for medium to large-sized businesses and organisations. All the features and tools a successful finance professional requires are delivered via a document-centric approach to accounting and finance. This includes Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, General Ledger, Cash Matching, Sales Invoicing, Purchase Order / Invoicing, Inventory Control, Multi-Currency, Timesheet, Expense Processing, Project Costing and Budgeting functionalities across an almost unlimited range of analysis.