Englishman in New York - Announcing an office in New York

6 years ago, almost to the day, Will and I sat in my front room and started the company that became Distilled.

It is with great pride that today I am able to announce Tom Critchlow will be relocating to New York and will open our 3rd office.

A year ago this week, Rob and I flew out to Seattle to open our 2nd office. Just a year later the team in Seattle consists of 8 people and this month has already proved to be the best in our short history. Rob has built a fantastic team who are getting some amazing results for some great clients. The Seattle office contributed 1/3 of our revenue this year and helped Distilled as a whole double revenue and triple profits 09/10 vs 10/11.

It is of enormous credit to everyone involved that we are in a position to expand further and open a New York office.

“I don’t drink coffee I take tea my dear I like my toast done on one side And you can hear it in my accent when I talk I’m an Englishman in New York” Englishman in New York, Sting
Tom is currently part way through an SEO project consulting on site with SEOmoz.

Whilst Tom is working hard in Seattle we will be ensuring everything is ready to allow us to open with a bang in June. Tom is currently our Head of Search and over the years has been a vital ingredient in everything good at Distilled. He has helped grow the company in terms of the resource we are able to assign to projects but more importantly in terms of the expertise each and every project gets.

Closer to the opening date we will be advertising for SEO consultants and a Sales executive to join Tom. These hires will have an amazing opportunity to help shape the culture, growth and direction of Distilled NY. If you are interested in knowing more about these roles, or want to express an interest now, please drop me a line.

We are in the midst of exciting times. Today we are running our first ever 1 day conference focused entirely on link building.

Next week we take this conference to New Orleans, which is the first time we have run a conference in the US. On May the 16th and 17th we are bringing our Pro SEO seminar to Boston. We anticipate events contributing 20% of our revenue this financial year.

Sure with a bit of foresight we could have run this in New York, but that’s half the fun of being of being a (relatively) small business. Things move incredibly quickly, and knowing you have a fantastic team taking care of the day to day aspects it’s exciting to have an idea, and see it turn into a reality seemingly overnight.

If you want to find out more information about Distilled in New York, or simply want to say hi, please feel free to drop me or Tom a line.

Duncan Morris

Duncan Morris

Duncan founded Distilled with Will in 2005. He built the, now defunct website CMS from the ground-up, and consulted for some of the company’s first clients. Today Duncan leads the management team and helps to steer...   read more

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22 Comments

  1. Awesome news! Well done Guys and good luck Tom. Can't want to come visit you for Chess in Central Park :-)

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  2. Congrats guys! Great to see your march across the globe! Wonder where will be next!?

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  3. Amazing news and I'm very excited for you all. Tom, London will miss you but I guess it's just an excuse for people to head to NYC to say hi.

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  4. Thanks guys :)

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  5. Great news Tom/WIll/. Great to see you guys making significant inroads stateside.

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  6. Wow, guys. This is incredible news, and I'm delighted for you! Having known Will and Duncan since school makes me oddly proud that Distilled is such a success. Keep it up!

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  7. Big huge congrats to you and the team. What an exciting adventure for you all. Don't forget us little people ;)

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  8. Well done guys! I'll hook up when we are next over :)

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  9. Congrats for the fast growing and improvements.
    Awesome news to read.

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  10. Whaaat? I was hoping the announcement would be a Toronto office, but New York is getting closer ;)

    Congrats to everyone at Distilled!

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  11. What great news! I'm so happy to hear of your success, it couldn't happen to better people. Have fun growing! How about Southern California next? (Orange County to be specific!)

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  12. congrats guys !
    what a growth path

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Super great news! You better staff that office awesomely - NY is one of my fav places ever and I'll need a couch to crash on ;)

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  14. Congrats guys! another reason to visit the big apple :)

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  15. Aussiewebmaster

    Will be spending a month in NZ later this year if you want me throw one up there

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  16. First Seattle, now NYC? That was fast. Nice job.

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  17. It is nice to see a reality you love in our SEO business field, as Distilled is, growing up and expanding.
    You guys are truly a model for us all. Your skills and awesomeness are pushing us proving we can be as good as you are.
    Compliments Distilled and "shit, shit, shit" Tom: I am sure you and the New York office will help Distilled open an 4th one.

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  18. Thank you all for the kind comments. We're all as excited as you'd imagine we'd be and we feel incredibly lucky for the opportunities that just keep coming.

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  19. This is amazing. If you guys are ever looking for an on-site designer, then look no further ;-).

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  20. congratulations Tom.. dont go all Don Draper on us now ;-)

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  21. That is just amazing! Congrats to the team and congrats to Tom!

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