Beezer

 

 

Beezer is an innovative Scottish company established to take advantage of an exploding market in mobile Apps and an existing distribution system that is broken for SMEs. The company is ready to disrupt the App sector.

The opportunity is global.  The team is expert and experienced.  Clients have already been signing up even before the platform is officially launched. It’s a hugely exciting time for the company which is actively looking for new members of staff who want to be inspired and help shape the future growth and culture of a company bursting with potential.

Beezer is the fastest way to create and distribute an app. The Beezer platform has been developed to solve five key problems around existing app development that prevent SMEs and cost conscious organisations from accessing this extremely valuable marketing tool:

  • Non-technical people can’t create apps;
  • Traditional apps come with high development costs;
  • Traditional app development has long lead times often preventing organisations from capitalising on immediate opportunities;
  • Organisations creating an app using traditional methods have been faced with the cost and technical challenges of building different versions for multiple operating systems;

Current app stores often make distribution ineffective with 83% of apps classified as zombie apps - meaning nobody is engaging or downloading them.

Beezer solves these challenges by creating a self-service app builder platform that also combines marketing and analytics systems. This enables you to:

  • Bypass traditional app stores thereby saving on annual fees and the 30% commission charge on any in-app purchase;
  • Freely distribute your app to your database through SMS, email, website widget and social media, short code or QR code;
  • Build apps quickly without any technical knowledge or development costs;
  • Easily maintain your app with any changes appearing immediately thereby avoiding the often lengthy app store approval process;
  • Make substantial savings as your app is compatible with all devices and operating systems;
  • Unlock the viral growth potential of your app as users can easily share the app through SMS, email and social media

The Background

Beezer was founded in November 2014 by Brian Smillie: “Having been involved in the digital landscape for over 10 years, I was challenged on a number of occasions by clients wishing to develop and deploy an App into the market. The client often underestimated the cost, timescale and marketing resources required to make the App a success. All too often launching their App on one of the App stores only to find that the App lay there dormant with little or no interaction.

“This led to the question – ‘WHY AM I PAYING THE APP STORE UP TO 30% OF MY REVENUE GENERATED THROUGH THE APP?’ It was this question that inspired the establishment of Beezer….”

The Team

The current team behind the platform comprises of:

Brian Smillie - Founder and CEO

The Founder of the business who is a highly successful Manager who has proven track record of delivering bottom line results. Having achieved success in new start-up business ventures I am now looking to the next challenge where I can put the knowledge that I have gained in the digital marketing and sales arenas to good use. I have a proven track record of delivering positive profit enhancement through sales growth and by building a strong team around me, which are able to deliver sustainable success.

Ian Russell – Financial Director

A qualified hands on CA, Ian was the driving force behind the expansion of the Caledonian Group and was responsible for brokering a unique Middle Eastern alliance with Al Mazaya Holdings who are listed on both Kuwait and Dubai financial markets. In 2008, he was appointed CEO of Mazaya Investments Ltd, a DFSA regulated fund management company, part of the 1 billion USD listed Al Mazaya Group.

In 2013, he was appointed finance director of AppearToMe, an Intellectual Property company, operating in Europe, India, China and the United States. His experience as an Associate Director of Rangers Football Club, Ian is well placed to promote the Hermes platform in the football community.

Brian Smillie (Snr) – Sales Director and Company Secretary

An experienced Director having held the position of CEO, Sales Director and NED, he brings a breadth of experience in developing delivering clear and achievable sales strategies across a wide portfolio of sectors. His previous experience in selling white label solutions into major multinationals will assist greatly in attracting sales on ISP provider sites.

Steven Leach – Mentor and Investor

A serial entreprenuer, Steve sits on the Boards of many IT companies including Comic Relief (IT Portfolio) and brings a significant wealth of experience of; establishing, growing and successfully exiting a number of IT focused businesses. Beezer expect to be able to leverage Steve's experience and established relationships to assist in growing the Beezer business 

Kenny Fraser – Mentor and NED.

A Non Executive Director, board level advisor and mentor with over 20 years experience in mobile and digital. Beezer expect Kenny to be able to take advantage of mobile and digital technologies. Until recently, an equity partner in PwC operating in the UK and internationally within the mobile and telecommunications sectors. With expertise in strategic development for mobile and digital businesses and expertise in the application of mobile and digital technologies we are confident that Kenny's knowledge will continue to benefit the business.

Fiona McKelvie – Commercial Director

Currently a Director of English Boxing and previously Director of third party relationships at SKY Fiona brings a wealth of experience in Digital Marketing and broadcast partnerships, an area that the business will be focusing on going forward.

The Products & Services

The key competitive advantage for Beezer will be our ability to deploy the technology quickly to the market and become a very disruptive tool. To ensure this happens effectively and delivers to its full potential, we will ensure the people behind the solution having a thorough understanding of applications and technical development, with a clear focus on the market and client needs.

The CEO has already initiated discussions with numerous organisations which has delivered significant interest and enthusiastic clients.

The company’s offering will be across two principal distribution methods;

  1.  Provision of a SAAS Platform (Software As A Service) that will allow ANYONE to build an App even if they have zero development or design experience/skills. The platform will allow individuals to build a sophisticated App simply and quickly. The SAAS platform will also allow individuals or developers to plug and play a vast array of assets such as;
  • Social media accounts
  • Loyalty
  • E-commerce platforms,
  • Gambling
  • In-App advertising,
  • App Sponsorship
  • In App Promotions,
  • In App Score Predictor.
  1. Provision of an Enterprise Model, this model will be championed by the sales team in order to take advantage of the following sectors:
  • Fan Engagement (Sports, Entertainment, Broadcast)
  • Automotive
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Lifestyle

The significant USP is that our Apps will have the ability of the App to be shared instantly across any platform without having to visit any App store. Anyone who has one of our Apps on their phone can share that App with friends and relatives immediately and across ANY operating system which would have been previously incompatible.

Beezer will facilitate easy and rapid app product generation for clients, and also creates many more ways to promote and proliferate Apps than other more traditional methods.

Company Values

Our Directors are committed to growing this business opportunity and an important step towards achieving this is by ensuring that we identify and adopt a clear set of core values;

  • Beezer will treat our staff and clients with fairness and honesty;
  • Beezer will identify best of breed practices across all that we do;
  • Beezer will constantly monitor and evaluate the sectors in which we operate to ensure that we are at the forefront of our industry;
  • Beezer aims to be best of breed in everything that we do;
  • Beezer aims to act as an inclusive employer and supplier, and will include our clients and staff in everything that we do;
  • Beezer has undertaken a commitment to sustainability and to acting in an environmentally friendly way;
  • Beezer is committed to innovation and excellence;
  • We are committed to doing good for the whole community; and to giving everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers
  • We are committed to delivering WOW through Service;
  • Beezer is committed to Embracing and Driving Change;
  • Beezer will be a creative, fun and a little weird place to work;
  • Beezer Management will aim to be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded;
  • Beezer will pursue a strategy of Growth and Learning;
  • Beezer will be Passionate and determined in everything it does

Like What You Have Heard?

If you like the sound of Beezer, don't hesitate- get in touch today with Mari Evans, Principal Consultant at Nine Twenty. Mari looks after all the live Beezer vacancies and can answer any questions you may have about the company or specific vacancies. 

You can can contact Mari on mevans@weareninetwenty.com or call the office on 0141 231 1260.

 

 

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