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Celebrating 21 Years in Business

Paul Scott (OH 1986-96) started the website business, Eyeweb, with a friend in 2002

Eyeweb Solutions, is a digital agency based in Hull and is proud to announce the celebration of its 21st birthday. Over the past two decades, the company has been dedicated to providing website design and digital marketing services to businesses in Hull and beyond.

Old Hymerian and Eyeweb's Managing Director, Paul Scott, recognises that the digital landscape has undergone significant changes in the past 21 years. Despite this, Eyeweb has remained at the forefront of innovation and evolution, consistently providing exceptional digital experiences to businesses that help them to thrive in today's digital age.

The business has recently recruited new members and its continued growth and development bring invaluable experience to Eyeweb's clients, allowing them to benefit from years of gained knowledge.

Turning 21 is a milestone in anyone’s life, and it holds a similar importance for a business too. Eyeweb has seen off the awkward teenage years and now enjoys some maturity as they use the skills they’ve learned to move forward and to continue to grow. 

I’m excited to watch our 2023 strategy unfold and see Eyeweb hit the targets we have laid out.

Paul was at Hymers College from 1986, when he started in Junior School, to completing his A-levels in 1996.

I think I was hard work at school but some teachers really dug in and helped me get my GCSE and A-levels.

When we asked him about his fondest memory from Hymers College, he told us how a girl in his year, Amber Smith (OH 1989-96) asked him out one day, but it later turned out to be a dare; his best and worst memory, all in one day!

Since leaving Hymers, Paul always stayed in touch with 5 or 6 people from school and crossed paths with others over the years.

Three of us go on "lads" holidays each year which are slightly more subdued now we're in our mid 40's. Then last year, I was added to an Old Hymerians WhatsApp group and we go out for meals together every few months, where it's great fun to catch up about old times.

After initially going to university and gaining some work experience working with websites, he set up his own business.

I knew I wasn't ready for University but regardless I went straight to Sheffield Hallam to study Computer Science and lasted almost the full first year before moving back home to start working on IT support. After a couple of jobs, I moved to London for a few years and worked at NTL producing websites for football teams. In 2002, I moved back to Hull and set up a website business, with a friend, which we called Eyeweb.

It was just an experiment at the time... he handled the sales side of things, from his office, and I built the websites in my flat in Kirk Ella, next to the Wheatsheaf.

Soon we moved Eyeweb into a corner of his office and took on our first member of staff. After the next few years we grew the team to four and moved into shared offices with other similar companies. In 2013 we hit a low point... the process wasn't working anymore and our costs were too high. I bought the other two shareholders out and moved our team of three to Hessle Square, where Eyeweb was reborn... this time under our own steam with no external parties. We worked hard on honing our skills and delivering great websites with effective marketing. We brought new, experienced people into the team and eventually in 2018, moved to our current studio, overlooking the Humber.

Now we are a team of eight, who all share the same ethos of how to work with clients and help them grow their own businesses with our website and marketing campaigns. Check us out on www.eyeweb.co.uk

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