Granite Digital announces €3.1M partnership with global web leader WP Engine

Granite Digital, Ireland’s leading full-service digital agency, has announced a new elevated partnership with WP Engine forecasted to generate €3.1 million in additional revenues for Granite by the end of 2023. The strategic partnership will strengthen Granite Digital’s enterprise offerings such as hosting and infrastructure architecture, enabling it to grow its client portfolio across Ireland and the UK.

As a global leader in WordPress technology, WP Engine has played a major role in the recent shift for businesses to build exceptional experiences across all digital touchpoints. WordPress technology is used by 41% of the global internet¹ and WP Engine hosts 1.5 million websites in more than 150 countries. It has 185,000 customers worldwide including the Irish Heart Foundation, Riverdance, Avvio, Microsoft, eBay, and Volvo. WP Engine also operates a global customer support centre in Limerick, employing more than 120 people.

As the largest digital agency in Ireland, Granite Digital was chosen by WP Engine to help spearhead growth in the Irish enterprise sector. The partnership will also allow Granite Digital to significantly scale its business within the UK, leveraging WP Engine technology to reach a wider customer base.

Granite has begun transitioning some of its customers to WordPress in collaboration with WP Engine and it expects to fully migrate more than 200 existing and new customers before the end of 2023.  Some of the first customers to migrate include Abbey Capital, Cliffs of Moher, and Gobeyond Partners in the UK. These organisations will enjoy a wide range of benefits from their new platforms, including enhanced performance, security, and governance.

Granite’s customer footprint, managed services skills, and ability to integrate websites into wider enterprise digital transformation strategies were all key to WP Engine’s decision to strengthen their partnership. Customers will also receive the highest levels of technical expertise from both Granite and WP Engine and can access 24/7 support and advice as needed.

Robert Carpenter, Founder & Partner of Granite Digital, said: WordPress is growing at an incredible pace with more than two out of every five websites now powered by its technology. As the global leaders, WP Engine is central to driving this growth and we’re delighted to enter this new strategic partnership in Ireland and the UK. We’ve identified significant opportunities together in the enterprise sector and have no doubt we’ll achieve our growth targets in both markets. By combining our areas of expertise, we are enhancing our product and service capabilities to ensure customers can enjoy more seamless and secure digital experiences.” 

Paul Ryan, Senior Director and Site Lead, WP Engine, said: “Granite Digital is an obvious partner for us in Ireland and the UK as it has significant enterprise reach, deep industry and technical knowledge, and extensive digital transformation experience. We also share common goals and values which are crucial for functioning as a successful team. We’re excited about collaborating with such an ambitious partner that fully understands how WordPress and its wider ecosystem are so key to the digital-first economy.”

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