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After four years working as a management consultant at Accenture, Andrew Webster, along with Nick Telson, senior marketing manager at L'Oreal, quit the corporate world and entered the tech start-up scene.
They have created the first ever price comparison site for nightlife in London, helping Londoners and tourists alike to design their perfect night out whatever their budget.
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Working on http://www.designmynight.com/" rel="nofollow">www.designmynight.com the first ever price comparison site for nightlife. We help users find their perfect night out in London, no matter what their budget, big or small. We provide a search engine facility, as well as a booking system and unique deals and vouchers at some of the best night spots in London.
Days are spent on marketing, sales, web development, design, finance and pretty much anything else you can imagine!
I worked at Accenture for four years, mainly at retail and investment banking clients, consulting on projects ranging from operating models to credit card platforms and outsourcing. This was never for me; hours were long and people are rewarded mainly for face time, not for value.
I looked at senior management, saw how tired and uninpsired they were and realised I didn't want to go that way. I was prepared to work like a dog but only for my own business and something I cared for passionately.
I always wanted to start my own business up - I was selling plums in my local village as a 14 year old!
Nick and I were travelling in New York and came across an article in The New York Times about a cool internet start up company for nightlife. We thought we could spin it and do something better and here we are!
I think seeing the first designs of our website was the big moment of realisation.
We did a transition - Nick went full time from the start and I did some freelance consultancy work to help the funds coming in at the start. This worked really well and then when things got busy, I then joined Nick full time.
Launch on a local scale, test it out, trial and error, and you will then tweak your concept to a perfect state ready for the big league. You will make mistakes and going big from the start will spell trouble.
Twitter is such a good tool. Use it wisely and you will have a constant flow of intelligence at your finger tips for free!