Liverpool entrepreneur Liam Quirk created Quirky Digital in May 2020 at just 23 years old.
Now 26, Liam, who employs 13 members of staff from Merseyside, has secured over 50 clients for his SEO company and is set to turn over seven figures in 2024.
Quirky Digital is a forward-thinking, dynamic SEO company specialising in local, national and e-commerce SEO and supports its clients with Digital PR, Content Creation and Technical SEO.
Having left school with just three GCSEs, Liam realised he wasn’t best suited to a classroom setting. He had a passion for business and was introduced to the world of SEO by his uncle whilst he was still in senior school.
Liam explained: “Once I realised that I could break things and make them better than when I found them, I started building my own websites and completely committed my life to understanding algorithms and pushing the boundaries online.”
Over the years, Liam continued to build on his knowledge of SEO and in May 2020, he took the plunge to launch Quirky Digital, all from his parents’ box room.
He said: “I realised there was a real gap in the market for performance-based SEO across the UK as most other agencies were providing packaged style services.
“The day before Boris Johnson announced the first national lockdown, I handed in my notice, used all of the savings I had and worked from the spare room in my parents’ house to get the business off the ground.”
Quirky Digital now has an office based in Oriel Chambers on Water Street and employs 13 full time members of staff to manage over 50 clients across various sectors including healthcare, professional services, SAAS, investment, real estate, addiction and eCommerce.
Alongside working with clients, the fast-growing firm also has their own portfolio of websites that the team use to test new strategies.
Quirky Digital is now projected to turn over 1.2m in 2024 and continues to grow through their own SEO strategy, utilising Liam’s prominent personal LinkedIn presence as well as recruiting experienced Liverpool-based Non Executive Directors who oversee finances, processes and the team to ensure the company grows as smoothly as their client base has so far.
Liam added: “I want Quirky Digital to be ahead of the curve. These websites allow us to test new strategies before most agencies even know what they are. We also network with fellow industry professionals across the globe meaning that we’re uncovering new and exciting ways of working.
“We’ve seen exponential growth since I started the business back in May 2020. In less than four years, it’s turning over seven figures and we have a fantastic team that is constantly expanding. We’ve come a very long way since I was working alone in my mum and stepdad’s box room!”