WELSH SUCCESS STORIES
Comparison Creator Limited
How are you contributing to Wales' vibrant economy?
Having worked for other successful companies in Wales over the last 27 years. In 2009 I set up and created Comparison Creator, based in Cwmbran South Wales we are the only whole of market white label provider in the UK.
Comparison Creator is an independent, privately owned software development company specialising in providing an outsourced solution for product comparison websites. We work with a range of businesses and support both single product comparisons and tailor made complete comparison websites.
Comparison Creator employs ten people and as a micro-business making big waves in a highly competitive market, it is expected to increase its turnover ten-fold by 2020, to around £20million.
What does Vibrant Economy Wales mean to you and your organisation?
This is a great initiative to put Wales on the map as being an important part of the not just the Welsh but the UK economy. It allows myself and other business leaders to collaborate and share stories to help each other get stronger as our businesses develop.
In my experience, Insurance Industry networking has been a major part of the success in the UK Insurance market and it is seen as the world leader in its field. This proves that working otgether we can create a successful Welsh economy.
What key piece of advice would you give to others on their Vibrant Economy Wales journey?
Starting as a small business or even as an individual can be quite lonely. It is important to talk and share stories, good or bad. Networking is a fun way of interacting but also getting to meet new people who you may end up collabrating with. I believe if you share a drink and get to know people in business as friends, then you will be able to trust them in business.
If you believe you have a great business idea, then go for it! it is a risk and it won’t be easy but one of the key things is to make sure you recruit the right people around you. Every business I have had success in I’ve have had a fantastic team around me. Also understand your product and your industry.