Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams  

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has strengthened its technical and product development team by promoting both Bav Patel and Peter Stringer to team directors. 

The Manchester-based UX specialist has undertaken its decision following a period of sustained company growth under lockdown, in which Degree 53 hired a further 12 members of staff to help deliver ongoing projects.

Updating clients, Degree 53 confirmed the promotion of Bav Patel as Technical Director for web and infrastructure, having formally served as the studio’s head of web development.

Meanwhile, senior developer Peter Stringer will take on the remit of Technical Director for mobile development. Having gained his experience as a mobile UX specialist, Stringer has worked on a number of Degree 53 key account projects since 2012.

Having undertaken its recruitment drive, Degree 53 stated that it has increased its resource capacity across the board, strengthening its departments for web/APP development, quality assurance, project management and business insights.  

MD Richard Wagstaff stated that additional resources were needed as Degree 53 had expanded its UX business segments beyond gambling covering lottery, finance and wellbeing,   

Wagstaff commented: “I’m delighted to recognise the great work both Bav and Peter have been doing. Their promotions are a testament to their expertise in their respective fields and delivering successful projects for our clients.

“I also want to welcome our new team members and look forward to meeting them face-to-face in the coming weeks. It’s been a tough few months for many businesses, and I’m glad we’ve been able to grow our team during this period whilst retaining all our employees”

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