Can you tell us why you created Vextrix?
John: We wanted to create a business that clients wanted to work with, and that staff would be proud to work for. We were quite conscious that we both were able to do part time degrees and had opportunities that probably our parents hadn’t, so we wanted to offer those opportunities to other people who would be part of the business and the communities that we were working in.
Phil: We didn’t feel our clients or the people we were managing at the time were getting the best out of us, due to some of the restrictions we were under. We thought it was an opportunity for us to develop a Liverpool based transport focused consultancy but operating nationwide.
We wanted to grow the team by giving people opportunities, either at the start of their careers, when they were leaving university, or people who wanted to go to university from in or around Liverpool.