Anthony Main, Founder and Director of one of the UK’s top UK mobile app development companies, The Distance, joins me on my Idea Time - www.ideatime.co.uk - podcast to talk apps, business growth, entrepreneurship and more.
The Distance specialises in creating intuitive bespoke mobile solutions for their customers on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
The company is one of the longest serving UK app developers, having celebrated its 10th birthday this year. Anthony and his team have been crafting apps since the first iPhone launched. Over the many years they have worked with a wide range of brands from household names to global enterprises and has outstanding Clutch reviews – Clutch is like the TripAdvisor for apps.
Starting as a side hustle (before side hustle was a thing!)
Anthony worked in digital agencies and started working on his own projects in the evenings and at weekends. Demand for his services grew and he set up a small team working from his garage. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and now employs around 20 people, all based in York in the UK.
Ingredients of Success
Anthony shares how his business success is down to the key ingredients of resilience, being very thick skinned, working hard, staying focused and a non-negotiable emphasis on customer service excellence.
He also shares how investing in his own leadership and entrepreneurship development, plus the support of a close network of like-minded entrepreneurs in different sectors have helped him to grow the business.
Thinking of an App for Your Business?
Anthony shares his honest and invaluable top tips for you if you’re thinking of developing an app for your own business. He also strongly recommends the book How to Build a Billion Dollar App, by George Berkowski.