Digital firm expanding

Proud aims for ‘best thing in Scots tech’ as Cortex soars

Growing team: Alexandra Walker, Peter Proud, Jerry Barton and Doug Cunningham

Cortex Worldwide CEO Peter Proud intends to open offices in New York and London and may raise external funds as part of plans to build “one of the next big things to come out of the Scottish tech scene”.

The digital technology company, based in the former GPO head office opposite the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, marked its fifth year in business by recording double-digit revenue growth and upping headcount to 35.

The company is set to announce a series of business wins, including a UK bank, as well as board appointments during the first half of this year.   

Cortex has developed a cloud-based web management content (WCM) platform that enables clients to create, deploy, analyse and optimise their digital estates. 

Mr Proud, formerly a senior executive at Accenture and Microsoft, led a management buy-out from WPP in 2017. The company’s board includes John Waddell, former CEO of Scottish angel investment group Archangels.

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