Candyspace appoint Matt Simpson as new managing director

By Candyspace
31 Mar 2021

Candyspace appoint Matt Simpson as new managing director 

Candyspace are delighted to announce that Matt Simpson has joined the business as managing director. Matt brings considerable leadership experience, having spent 12 years at digital agency Zone, latterly as managing director, helping them to become BIMA’s agency of the year in 2016 and to join forces with Cognizant a year later.

He most recently headed up Cognizant’s consumer goods business unit. Candyspace combine an uncompromising customer-centric mindset with delivering measurable business impact, creating digital products for clients including ITV, Mazda, Rolls-Royce and Mars. Matt will work with the existing Candyspace team to accelerate the growth of the business, building on their strong credentials in UX, mobile app development and Episerver.

Matt says: “I’m thrilled to have joined the talented team at Candyspace. I’ve admired them from afar, particularly for their long-standing work on the ITV Hub, and I see great potential for the business to grow. Clients across all sectors are reimagining their business models, with a need to bring new digital products and services to market at speed. I’m already witnessing the value Candyspace bring here, combining insight, creativity and technology at a rapid pace, and I’m looking forward to being part of their ambitious plans.”

Founder and ECD Martin Brierley says: “We are absolutely delighted to have Matt on board he brings a wealth of relevant experience which will bring added value to our clients as we continue to build products people love.”

Founder and CEO Tom Thorne says: “Matt joins Candyspace at a time when brands are accelerating digital transformation as they manage their recovery from the pandemic. His experience will further strengthen Candyspace’s ability to deliver value to those clients and their customers.”

Matt will work with the existing leadership team of experience director Jonathan Kelly, technology director Adam Davey and finance director Clare Aveling.


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