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19 Years of Cantarus

  • Blog
  • 18 March '22
  • 2 mins
  • Tabby Duff

Today, 18th March 2022, marks Cantarus’ birthday! 🎉 🎂

We’re celebrating 19 whole years in the business – how time flies when you’re having fun! We’ve come a long way over the past two decades, and we wanted to take some time today to celebrate and share our story.

Birthday celebration gif

So, let’s take it back to 2003. Key cultural highlights from that year include:

  • Apple opened the iTunes Music Store for the first time,
  • The Motorola Razr was *probably* the coolest mobile phone you’d ever seen,
  • The 5th book in the Harry Potter series was released (and we spent hours queuing outside Borders to get a copy)
  • Cantarus was born! ❤️

Our CEO, Lee Adams, had left Accenture as one of their top-performing consultants, deciding to venture out with his brother Darrin, and found Cantarus. What began out as a 3-man start-up has since grown to one of the largest digital agencies in the North West, with numerous awards under our belt and an ever-growing list of global clients.

We’ve experienced a lot in our 19 years (check out our very first website!) 👇

Screenshot of the very old Cantarus website

Looking back throughout our history, standout moments include:

  • Building to 95 clients today,
  • Consistent Net Promoter Score of above +80,
  • Record Helpdesk Satisfaction Rating of 99.6%,
  • Glassdoor Employee Rating of 5.0/5.0,
  • Multiple major award wins over the past 10 years, including DNN Partner of the Year x6 times,
  • Featured in the Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies since 2018.

19 years on, Cantarus is bigger and better than we’ve ever been as an agency. We continue to adapt and evolve, offering world-class technology to our clients to ensure we meet the changing demands of the modern-day consumer.

We now employ more than 55 full-time team members, based predominantly in our hometown of Manchester, but also our London office, across multiple teams including Business Development, Design, Finance, Software Development and Marketing.

What’s Next? 👇

We can’t wait to see what the future holds. We’ve got ambitious plans for the year ahead, and then the next 19 after that! Watch this space 👀

A massive thank you to all our amazing, hardworking team and our wonderful clients – we couldn’t have done any of this without you.

Birthday cupcakes
Headshot of Cantarus' Senior Content Marketer, Tabby

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