From humble beginnings in 2007, an employee list in single figures, and a handful of tiny client contracts, Appnovation has emerged from the early years, enjoyed a truly impressive growth year on year, and is now celebrating the company's 10 year anniversary, as of September 17th, 2017. And how different things look, how times have changed, for the better...
Though the company still holds true to their commitment to Drupal, one of the plinths on which the company was built, the global team of over 250 employees now represent much more, in terms of services and capabilities. Appnovation has grown into a company that goes way beyond site architecture and development, offering digital solutions and ongoing support for the various open technologies in which they now specialize.
Becoming a digital services and solutions leader, as well as remaining a leader in Drupal development, is something that has given Appnovation the opportunity, and capability to grow, and the ability to sustain that growth.
As the 10th anniversary arrives, the success that has ensued since the early days is not something which breeds complacency, nor does it blunt Appnovation's drive to expand their global presence, and develop their products and services. Rather, it is seen as inspiration for, and the building blocks of even greater success, and unrelenting growth rather than self-congratulatory inertia. As the great wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill put it, "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."
These words are certainly representative of the innovative outlook within Appnovation. As Arnold Leung, Founder and CEO of Appnovation explains, the odyssey is only just beginning:
"When I started this company in 2007, as a little Drupal shop, I always envisaged growth, but even I could not have predicted such significant strides in just 10 years. Our success is down to the unerring endeavor of our employees around the globe, our focus on innovation, and our willingness to both shape and contribute to the ever changing digital landscape"
Clearly, Arnold and his team see the first decade as a springboard for success, not a laurel on which they can rest:
"With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and over 250 employees around the world, our ten year anniversary offers much to celebrate. That said, our commitment to ongoing innovation, delivering digital strategies and solutions, and the drive to expand our global presence, when the celebration is over, the hard work continues..."
Naturally, the Appnovation family will be celebrating this propitious milestone around the globe, with offices across North America, Europe and Asia hosting their own gatherings, and toasting the success that brought the company here, while looking ahead to many more years of booming business.
With a large new HQ in Vancouver, it is clear Appnovation is starting their second decade of business in far greater surrounds than their first digs, as one would expect, and with global growth continuing apace, the future looks decidedly prosperous for Arnold and his team.