Published: 09:00, 08 November 2017
An award-winning entrepreneur kicked off a business exhibition with the revelation his company has begun writing content for Google.
Luke Quilter, chief executive of Sleeping Giant Media, told his audience at the Kent B2B Medway that his digital marketing agency has launched a new division after inquiries from the seach engine giant.
Google now hosts content written by the Folkestone-based company, which was founded in Mr Quilter's parents’ dining room nine years ago.
In his speech, which opened the exhibition, he revealed his company expects annual turnover to reach £2 million by the end of November, with 24% profitability.
He aims for profit to top £1 million over the next four years and to double staff numbers to between 90 to 100 people, having doubled profits year-on-year since the launch of the firm in 2008.
Mr Quilter advised attendees to “employ well if they want to grow their business and that mental strength as a boss is “an ongoing thing to build and rebuild.
He added: “Remember to enjoy the wins. We were about to celebrate this amazing contract win with Google and then something ridiculous happened at 5.25pm on a Friday which could have been bad but wasn’t that bad.
“I had to remember that if you get the opportunity to enjoy a win, enjoy it.
Mr Quilter, who was named KEiBA entrepreneur of the year in the summer, was the first in an array of speakers at the Kent B2B Medway, which was held at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham for the first time on Tuesday.
About 500 people who attended the show were able to hear from gin maker Matthew Russell, co-founder of Copper Rivet Distillery, based a five minute walk from the venue.
They also enjoyed talks from Richard Hicks, regeneration chief at Medway Council, and Ian Jennings, managing director of Gillingham-based manufacturer Jubilee Clips, founded by his grandfather in 1921.
More than 60 businesses had stands at the event.
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