AAmbitious entrepreneur Jordan Hill took a leap of faith after finding himself unemployed and moving from Scunthorpe to Leeds to start a business with just £ 900 in the bank. Now, within two years, Jordan has managed to build and run a six-figure business that is highly regarded by his clients, all 23 years old.
That Works Agency specializes in e-commerce marketing and Shopify website development. Despite being a small agency based in the North and newly established, the company quickly became recognized for its work, especially its specialized skills and its work with some of the biggest brands led by influencers. .
After initially doing all the work himself, Jordan quickly began hiring a team of talented specialists when demand increased to support the growth of That Works Agency. Including a dedicated UX designer and a full end-to-end development team.
This rapid growth allowed the agency to quickly gain recognition as a specialist in its niche. That Works Agency now works with globally recognized e-commerce brands including Hairburst, CRAFTD, Mr Blanc Teeth and Honu, in addition to being an outsourcing partner for several large agencies in London.
Jordan Hill, Founder and Director of That Works Agency commented: “It has been an incredible journey and I am truly fortunate to work alongside a fantastic team who are just as passionate as I am about the work we do at That Works. When I started the agency, I worked mostly as a freelance, providing marketing, graphic design, and website building packages to a handful of small businesses. We have now worked with over 109 clients.
That Works Agency is not Jordan’s first entrepreneurial experience. After working at large digital agencies since 2015, Jordan decided to try something different and started his freelance journey in 2018 at just 19 years old.
Jordan added, “Since I started as a marketing apprentice in 2015, I knew I loved what I do. However, due to my mental health issues during my childhood and teenage years, I felt a call to help other young people. So in my first business, which I ran alongside my day job, I created a platform to deliver high quality online mental health training to schools. I have worked with doctors and mental health experts to provide the best possible service.
“I have worked with over 700 schools in total, but with tight budgets and schools closed due to the pandemic, many could no longer continue to pay for mental health training. With all the uncertainty I made the decision to pursue my other passion and focused all of my energy on That Works Agency. I took a huge risk and quit my day job to develop That Works, with only the rest of my last salary to move to Leeds. I wanted to establish the business here because of the city’s popular digital presence. Fortunately, the bet is won! “.
In addition to gaining a positive reputation with existing and potential customers, Jordan and his team have also received wide industry recognition. That Works Agency is now in partnership with Google, Shopify and Wix accredited. That Works was also selected as an Outstanding Agency by Shopify, receiving the Shopify Experts badge.