About our founder.
With a background in recruitment and training, Brian Whigham founded Venn with the vision of bringing the performance and accountability of recruitment to the creative industry. But with a degree in PE Teaching, what qualified Brian to establish a leading digital agency when he couldn't design and build anything for himself?
Established in 2010, the vision for the business was based upon the three elements of a Venn diagram. Consult, Build and Optimise.
"I moved to England to better myself and challenge my ability. Realising my passion wasn't in teaching, I recognised I was competitive and a good communicator, so I fell into the recruitment sector. I began to see the transition of recruitment going more and more online with the inception of LinkedIn and Job Boards, so I felt I could bring something new to the sectors via more interactive websites."
Brian spotted an opportunity to build a database-driven platform where users could get back different information based on their search filters. With this, our first recruitment product was born. Within three years, Venn had over 80 recruitment agencies' websites and had won many prestigious industry awards. This led to the opening of our second office in Farringdon London, taking the business's headcount to 40+ staff.
"I've always held in high regard developers and designers, and to this day, they still fascinate me with what's possible. I knew my role was to sit between my client's wishes and what was technically possible; hence Venn's approach of Consult, Build and Optimise was born."