Our success is dependent on our clients’ success

If your engagement thrives on the back of our technology and our support, then we can thrive too by continuing our commitment to you.

That all takes great people, at every level of an organisation, but it’s the executive team that has to lead, to set the tone and envision the strategy, and to live the values of what we sell - engagement, connectivity, community and respect.

A quick recap. We may be a young company in years but within this particular space we’re a relative veteran. We were first to market in 2014 with our engagement app, launched the Engagement Success Platform in 2018, developed the unique Social Media for Business suite in 2019 and continue to supercharge the sector as the first vendor to be supporting and delivering augmented reality content.

Privately owned and based in Manchester, we’ve built a close-knit team of leaders, technologists, consultants and project professionals, with an invaluable eco-system of committed investors, advisors and partners.

Phil and Phil lead the way

Phil Wedgwood and Phil Ashworth are ESG’s CEO and CTO respectively, colleagues who have a long track record of success in business technology and are wholly focused on making Engage a leading platform for people-centric change and improvement. They are ably supported by CFO Caroline Pilkington, who has previously worked with the Phils and has a wealth of experience around fast-growing tech businesses.

To this trio add the energy and knowledge of our dedicated sector MDs - John Porter (Read John's story), Andrew Flook and Peter Gill. To properly deliver for an organisation in a certain sector you need to have deep domain expertise; you need to be able to go into the boardroom and articulate precisely how client and colleague engagement can solve key business issues - and with what measurable return across the C suite.

John Porter
Andrew Flook
Andrew Flook
Peter Gill

John, Andrew and Peter work hand-in-hand with Harad Little, our Engagement Success Director. Harad and her team not only oversee project delivery and onboarding, but also support clients on their onward journey – consulting around hitting success metrics, leveraging our As-a-Service solutions to deepen customer and colleague engagement, and taking feedback on the platform itself.

That's why Joe Barker, our Head of Development, liaises carefully with Harad, so that the Engagement Success Platform evolves in line with what clients actually need - not what we think you need. 

And then there’s Rod, Mike and Paul. Every growing company that’s blazing a trail needs a Rod Bulmer, Mike Rogan and Paul Hogarth. Rod has spent much of his executive career at the highest levels of the Co-Op while Mike has built a reputation as one of the most astute investors and entrepreneurs in the North West. Paul is the current Chief Executive Officer of Tatton Asset Management and has built a formidable career within financial services, building some of the most successful businesses in the sector.

Rod Bulmer
Rod Bulmer
Mike Rogan
Mike Rogan
Paul Hogarth
Paul Hogarth

And throughout every part of the company, from the designers and QA testers, to the project managers and client service group, we’ve got the talent and enthusiasm you need to succeed at this level. That we’re helping build real quantifiable success across a diverse range of sectors is a great testimony to that team - a team that we hope is a great advert for engagement.