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Software development firm celebrates rapid growth following demand for digital services

Software development company Big Lemon has seen a rapid rise in growth following an increasing demand for digital solutions.

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The Caerphilly-based business has seen a 42% increase in revenue in the last two years and is expected to double its turnover this year after winning several high-profile contracts and increasing its team to five.

Big Lemon helps organisations realise their ambitions through original creativity and clever technology, bringing a sense of fun and innovation to everything they do, collaboratively solving problems by designing and building bespoke software, apps and bots.


The business has grown rapidly since launching in 2014 where it transitioned from web design to full software development. In the last two years, the business has won contracts with several large organisations, from developing digital products for Admiral and UWTSD through to designing native apps for NHS Wales. As well as recently hiring a new project manager, the team expect to create another two full-time positions in the next 12 months.

Co-founder and Designer Kieran Abbott said that they expect the growth to continue as businesses become more aware of the efficiencies modern software can provide: “AI, automation and the IoT are terms that most people working in business probably wouldn’t have been familiar with seven years ago. However, as products, systems and methods of working continue to evolve, they become more integrated into our day-to-day lives.

“One of our largest competitors at the moment is actually Excel, as so many businesses are using spreadsheets for all their internal processes and tasks. This can be incredibly inefficient as the software simply isn’t designed for that.

“We are finding that as businesses begin to explore other solutions they are saving time and resources which they can then put back into their enterprises. We fully expect to see our recent growth continue, and already have a number of exciting projects lined up into 2020 and beyond.”