Award winning Sugar Rush Creative support LA based tech start-up


    Award winning Sugar Rush Creative, which operates with a team of designers and developers based in Belfast and London, have been California dreaming with new business this week.

    Sugar Rush Creative founder Ali MacFarlane travelled to California where he struck the deal to develop an app for a Los Angeles based tech start up which has received an overall six figure investment in its new product.

    Speaking of the new contract, Ali said: “For a home brewed company based in South Belfast to be clinching a deal of this magnitude for a project in America, it is something I could only have dreamed about a year ago. We’re really looking forward to helping build and support this LA tech start up.

    “The app we have been contracted to develop has the potential to reach around six million users initially in the state of California.  Plans are underway to take it America wide within the next year and although it is being created for a niche target market currently, there is global opportunity to literally provide it to billions of users.”

    “As we competed with global digital agencies for this business we are excited and extremely proud to be putting a locally owned Belfast based company on the US app development map whilst trying to keep our feet firmly on the ground in South Belfast in order to deliver what will be a ground breaking product in this sector.”

    Ali attributes the winning of the contract to Sugar Rush’s reputation in app development and software and also to being recognised with awards - picking up the prestigious App of the Year awards in 2017 and 2018 for their work in the tech sector.

    He added: “Sugar Rush has a reputation for developing apps which have real business impact and substance here in Northern Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. In 2017 we took a decision to enter our first awards which would showcase our work and provide us with industry recognition from our peers. We won both App of the Year awards last year at two separate awards and retained the accolade this year in 2018.”

    “I certainly believe that these award wins have had a real positive influence on our existing clients and would say it has certainly helped in securing new business.”

    Sugar Rush Creative’s client list spans the globe and now includes sporting clients in USA, enterprise clients in Northern Ireland, music clients in the UK and Norway.

    Whether the client is located in a time zone 10 hours ahead or 10 hours behind GMT, the service they receive is the same as the client based on the ground in Belfast and London.,

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