Rise at Seven, a creative SEO agency from Yorkshire, has added to its London presence by hiring a senior SEO expert from Just Eat.

Gerry White, former technical lead at the food delivery giant JustEat, has been appointed as Rise at Seven’s SEO Director to assist with technical aspects across both offices.

Gerry has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and joins Rise at Seven after four years as Just Eat’s tech lead, having previously held senior SEO and analytics positions at agencies including Propellernet, SiteVisibility and Razorfish, plus stints at Premier Farnell, the BBC and within the UK Government.

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In June 2019, ex-Branded3 and Kin+Carta Edit employees Carrie Rose and Stephen Kenwright announced the creation of Rise at Seven.

In just eight months, the agency has increased its headcount from 2 to 20, with 35 client wins across the UK, US and Europe including Missguided, Matalan, My Protein, GAME, Parkdean Resorts and Halfords.

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With fast growth, Rise at Seven announced the opening of a London office in January 2020, and appointed former-Branded3 and Kin+Carta Edit PR specialist Will Hobson to grow its southern business.

Gerry White, SEO Director at Rise at Seven said: “Seeing the rise of Rise at Seven since they first came on the scene has been incredible, their client wins, attitude and energy, the team has strengths which I admire.

“It’s clear they have a focus on delivering what is required for clients, I am hoping my strengths compliment what is already a strong agency and help them continue to offer the best.”

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Stephen Kenwright, Rise at Seven’s co-founder and Technical Director, said of Gerry: “His expertise in analytics, CRO and web development will help us to realise our vision of building an agency that’s equally brilliant at both the technical and creative ends of search engine marketing.

“We have big growth plans for the agency and a promise to deliver exceptional results to clients – and hiring talent is at our forefront.”