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Record Q1 and increase in headcount for Manchester-based marketing science firm

Categories: Life Science and Healthcare

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Life Science & Healthcare Creative-and-Media

The global content marketing platform for Science, Healthcare and Engineering, AZoNetwork has expanded headcount by 24%, including the appointment of Andy Coveney as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at their Manchester based headquarters.

Andy brings with him 25 years of industry experience having worked in energy, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, automotive and corporate finance sectors, and remains as the main board director of the AIM quoted Rurelec plc. He also brings extensive knowledge of cashflow management, strategic profit improvement and access to capital.

“I am excited to join such an enthusiastic team with great products, fantastic people, a rapidly growing industry and a customer base which includes several Fortune 500 companies. My appointment is one of eight within the business this month, having hired extensively across marketing, editorial content and SEO; now is the time when we can we really press the accelerator to take it to the next level” remarked Andy.

AZoNetwork CEO, Dr. Ian Birkby was also available for comment.

" We are delighted to have acquired Andy’s services at such a pivotal time in the history of the business. His knowledge and experience will be crucial as we enter the next phase of business growth which is likely to see AZoNetwork seeking access to investment from the Private Equity or public markets in the foreseeable future.

" Despite the challenging global headwinds at the moment, we have just posted our most successful Q1 to date with Sales growing 49% YoY, traffic reaching over 100 million pageviews and healthy cash reserves. In recent years, we have seen a marked shift away from traditional advertising channels and lockdown has certainly accelerated this trend with companies needing digital marketing services as they have to be present online now more than ever.

This is Dr. Birkby’s second time around as head of a successful entrepreneurial company, having managed the operations of Dynamic-Ceramic Ltd. to a 40% annual growth rate prior to its multi-million-pound sale in 1997. He then used that money to start-up AZoM, the first platform in the AZoNetwork family.

AZoNetwork is a global leader in Marketing Science with offices in Sydney, Australia, Manchester UK, and New York State. AZoNetwork works with over 420 organisations who use the digital platforms provided by AZoNetwork to engage with healthcare professionals, scientists, engineers, designers, researchers and engaged consumers. This is achieved largely through an online footprint that includes over 500,000 content items and an audience of over 87 million users each year.

AZoNetwork has a database of over 750,000 high-value subscribers to its scientific content which constitutes the prime target audiences for AZoNetwork’s client base (which range from companies as diverse as scientific instrumentation and medical device specialists to robotics and mining technology businesses).

Discover more about our company update at AZoNetwork.

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