Over 120 West business leaders gather for eCommerce event at Paintworks

Award winning blogger, author and digital entrepreneur, Warren Knight presenting at eCommerce South West 2017.

Over 120 business leaders and digital media professionals attended eCommerce South West at Bristol’s Paintworks Event Space to learn about the latest in eCommerce from some of the region’s most successful online businesses including GoCompare.

Delegates enjoyed seven presentations by leading eCommerce experts at the event headlined by George Berkowski, Chief Product Officer at the Newport based price comparison company GoCompare, and Warren Knight, an award winning blogger, author and digital entrepreneur, who was rated a ‘Top 100 Global Influencer’ in 2017.

Berkowski talked about how to create ‘a billion dollar app’, while Knight focused on the journey towards ‘digital transformation’ and the need to place customer experience at its heart.

Other keynote speakers at the free, one-day event included; Dr Chui Chui Tan, Strategic Consultant at international UX agency Beyō Global; Simon Swan, Digital Strategist at national weather service the Met Office; and Simon Moore and Becci Angood from the digital team of international shoe company Clarks.

Paul Randall and Tom Sangers of digital agency Evosite, the event’s organiser, and James Chudley of user experience design agency cxpartners gave presentations on topics ranging from tips on improving user experience to PPC advertising.

Sponsors and exhibitors at the event included GoCompare; Clarks; Evosite; specialist digital recruitment agency ADLIB; creative technology agency Spicerack; online video marketing firm Bitpod; and communications consultancy Plum Communications & PR. Multinational technology company Google sponsored the event for the second year running.

James Shakespeare, Founder and CEO of Taunton based Evosite and event organiser, commented: “There’s a real wealth of eCommerce knowledge and talent here in the South West. Our aim is to pool that expertise for the benefit of anyone wishing to hear practical advice, and find inspiration, about how to improve their customers’ online experiences.

“It was a pleasure to welcome delegates from across the region from Cornwall to Gloucestershire and beyond, from sectors as diverse as catering to retail. We’d like to thank all our contributors and delegates for helping to make the day such a success – we look forward to planning next year’s event.”

eCommerce South West made its debut appearance in 2013. For information about the event, please visit: www.ecommercesouthwest.co.uk . Follow @eCommerceSW and #ecomsw for updates.


About Evosite:


Evosite is a leading digital agency, delivering a full range of solutions. Drawing on its expert team’s wide breadth of experience and knowledge, Evosite’s services includes digital strategy, user experience, design, development, conversion rate optimisation and paid search.

Established in Taunton in 2001, Evosite has a strong track record of delivering results to clients through its highly creative approach. Its varied portfolio of clients range from national brands, including Your Move and Flogas, to organisations based in and around the South West.

For more information about Evosite, please visit: www.evosite.co.uk