A young entrepreneur who started coding aged just 10 now runs one of the fastest growing website and SEO businesses in Milton Keynes.
Reece Hussain has worked with many of the city’s brands, including Dragon’s Den superstars Barking Bags. And helping local SMEs grow is at the heart of everything he does.
Reece, who started his business aged 19 and has now taken on a team of four, said: “I chose to settle in Milton Keynes because the city is vibrant, full of energy and ambition.
“We too are ambitious and look for that in the people we do business with. We worked with a business coach in Milton Keynes who was so impressed with what we do that he bought 20% of the business and became a shareholder.
Barking Bags – which creates dog walking accessories – contacted the company Global Exposure before their appearance on Dragon’s Den to help them prepare for the additional traffic expected on the website.
With just four weeks notice, Global Exposure helped them get their e-commerce store ready, put systems in place to capture lost cart revenue, and maximize SEO opportunities.
What happened next was amazing
Reece said: “I brought my laptop to the launch party during the TV show screening to share with them in real time how the audience was reacting to their business idea on Dragon’s Den. Barking Bags had 25,000 people on their website at one time, and we made sure everything was absolutely perfect for that moment.
“In that day alone, over 200,000 people visited the Barking Bags website and achieved sales of £30,000 before the episode ended.”
A new method of monitoring stock levels saved £15,000 in revenue by alerting customers when out-of-stock products were back in stock, making it a real Milton Keynes success story.
“The Global Exposure team helped us take our business to the next level and we couldn’t have done it without them. Our company, Barking Bags, was recently on Dragons’ Den and in preparation we needed to ensure that we had a website that suited our purpose and maximized SEO opportunities.
“Global Exposure took care of this, even putting in the extra hours necessary to make sure we were ready for whatever came up after the BBC appearance. They helped set up the Shopify system to streamline sales, advising us on which apps would best suit our needs and where not to waste money on apps that weren’t needed.
“We have always found them easy to use, accessible and useful and would not hesitate to recommend them to other businesses.” – Debbie & Rob, owners of Barking Bags
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The company specializes in building SEO-focused websites from day one, rather than building a website and then trying to integrate SEO, which wastes extra time and money. In addition to owner Reece, the company employs a designer, developer, SEO specialist, and project manager.
They received the 2022 SEO Agency of the Year award and won the 2022 Most Innovative Web Design Business Leader of the Year award.
The expanding customer base spans all regions of the UK, but is primarily focused on Milton Keynes, with clients ranging from start-ups, healthcare providers, estate agents and more.
And whether your business is looking to see seven figures in revenue or a sole proprietorship looking to have a busy schedule, Global Exposure can help.
Reece added: “I worked with a local craftsman and it transformed his business. By giving him a new website and domain name, and helping him get discovered on search engines, he now receives 15 inquiries every day.