blur Group’s exchanges change the way business buys services. It’s the new way to buy, sell, collaborate and pay for projects online. For creative, for IT, for most business requirements. Expert crowds of pre-vetted and approved creatives, agencies, IT, legal and accounting professionals and firms from 133 countries connect with business buyers from anywhere in the world via blur Group’s managed, cloud-based trading platform. Businesses discover new suppliers, shortening project cycles and reducing internal costs. Expert suppliers win new business without overheads. To date, the total value of projects submitted is over $14 million – with more than 60 new projects briefed and over 500 new experts joining every month.
UPDATE: blur Group meets expectations as it predicts a 200% rise in revenues
“The key operating metrics blur Group has been reporting show that the group is increasingly becoming a disruptive force in the business services market," reckons broker N+1 Singer.
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blur Group (), the global services exchange specialist, said financial results for the year just gone are in line with expectations with revenues growing 200%.
Chief executive Philip Letts said: "We are delighted to have concluded our first reporting period as a publicly listed business in such a positive manner.
“We are now keenly focused on continued execution and believe that we are well on our way to building a world-beating services commerce (s-commerce) platform."
blur operates in the emerging area of crowdsourcing - a system where buyers and providers of services such as marketing, media and IT are matched electronically on the firm’s global services platform.
The group has certainly hit the ground running since its stock market flotation (IPO) in October, adding new exchanges for the legal and accounting communities and new customers for the existing platforms, including eBay.
This is reflected in a share price that is up almost 80% since October’s IPO.
House broker N+1 Singer said it is leaving its forecasts unchanged after the trading update.
“The key operating metrics blur Group has been reporting show that the group is increasingly becoming a disruptive force in the business services market. The global spend on business services is over a trillion dollars annually and the group’s s-commerce platform is ideally suited to address significant areas of these markets. We believe the group’s offering comes at an opportune time when businesses are open to new and more effective ways of procuring services,” said analyst Tintin Stormont.
“Whilst the shares have performed strongly to date, we believe the group’s £35mln market capitalisation still only represent a fraction of its potential assuming continued strong execution,” she added.
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