Nick Ellison

Nick Ellison

MEng (Hons) MIET

Founder & Managing Director at Purr, Entrepreneur, Consultant and Maker

I’m Nick Ellison, the founder, and Managing Director at Purr. Having founded and sold my first tech company in 2011, I spent some time consulting and freelancing on development projects – but the workload and customers kept coming: hence Purr.

We’ve grown from a specialist web and app development agency (Purr Digital) into a wider group offering tech advisory and management services (Purr Consulting) as well as incubating and launching our own products (Purr Ventures).

Whilst I don’t get to write code that often anymore, I still try and keep my eye in on the latest technologies to stay ahead of the curve. Since 2013 I’ve built a team of expert coders and project managers with the same qualities that I’d like to think I started with – capable of talking to and being understood by clients. I love learning from these guys and seeing them develop. My day to day job now involves overseeing the Ops and Sales teams, driving process improvement and communicating strategy.

When I’m not in the office I love making things with my hands – woodworking & cabinet making, electronics, gadget hacking, etc. I’ll probably be gushing about my latest build if we meet.

I’m always interested to hear from companies developing internal software, or taking the next step with their online presence.

Articles & Insights from Nick Ellison


Check out our latest blog post on Technical Debt, the ways it affects web and app development projects and why most people who commission them still don't understand its effects

We recently updated our guidance on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). If you're building a site or app that needs to be accessible to all audiences, it's well worth a read

We're very excited to have just relaunched @thepoetryhour website and iOS/Android apps working alongside @thisplacestudio.

We're always looking for new client introductions. Even if you're not in the digital world, you might know companies that need our services.

Some early insights from our developer relationship survey are creeping out. Buy British Code!

We're launching a new MVP package for early days startups. If you've got an idea or a new product you'd like to release, we'll provide advice and technical know-how to produce an MVP to demo to investors

Finally about to start the fifth day of the Ashes here at Lords @ Lord's Cricket Ground

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