Today we are excited to announce that we have now expanded our London team, with a senior hire, Gerry White, as new SEO Director.

Gerry White, former technical lead at global food delivery service Just Eat, has been appointed as SEO Director in London, leading our technical SEO offering across both its offices.

Gerry has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and joins Rise at Seven after 4 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.

In just 8 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.

With fast growth, we 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.

The agency announced they plan to grow a full team in the capital to support their client base in the south.

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."

Stephen Kenwright, Rise at Seven’s co-founder and Technical Director said: “I’ve known Gerry for a long time and it’s pretty clear that he knows more about SEO than I ever will, with years of experience and knowledge to bring to this business so we jumped at the chance to hire him. 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”