NEWS18 September 2017

Viga reports staff growth and further US expansion

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UK – Next 15-owned data collection agency Viga has grown its team to 35 people this year – a 200% increase in the past six months – and will open its third US office in Dallas, Texas.

Lewis Reeves

The rapid growth in personnel makes it the fastest growing Next15 research business. A number of new appointments have been made to build key areas of delivery, strategy, marketing and finance.

David Turner has joined as technical solutions director and will work on Viga’s survey software, while James Eldridge has been appointed as data services director.

Lewis Reeves (pictured), who launched Viga in October 2016, has been made global CEO as part of the expansion. He said: “The business has been through a big evolution throughout the past 11 months; our development and focus on great talent allows us to constantly be improving the service and offerings we provide to our clients.”

Pete Harris, chief financial officer at Next15, added: “Data remains a huge part of Next15’s growth strategy and our investment in talent at Viga shows our ongoing commitment to succeed in this sphere.”