Experienced, impartial support for digital projects and businesses

 Startling help digital projects succeed.

We apply decades of experience to help businesses of all sizes achieve success.

We work with international corporate businesses, startups or scale-ups, new and seasoned entrepreneurs, even students and pre-startups.

We can help you launch your digital product, get a project back on track, or introduce energy and innovation into your teams.

Here’s some of what we do.

Digital Project Support

Digital Project Support

Give your new idea the best chance of success with a proper specification.

Identify goals, features and phases,  gather accurate, fixed development costs. 

Find the best, local development team for your project.

Business Support

Business Support

Need support gathering project requirements, or getting teams to agree?

Want to introduce innovation or energy into your teams?

We’ll help you achieve the outcomes you need.

Event Design

Event Design

In the last few years, we’ve created and delivered over 100 successful business events.

We’ve attracted sponsorship from multi-nationals like Tesla.

We can help you show your customers how innovative you are.

  Projects + Clients + Collaborators

Startling are very proud to work with some of the nicest, most passionate people and businesses in the region.

We work with businesses in many different ways – we deliver projects… but we also have regular clients, and many frequent collaborators.

Many of the projects we work on are currently attracting funding or in development… so we can’t talk about them here.

Here are some that we can.

About Us

Startling is a collective founded by Dan Akers, a Business Analyst with over 20 years experience.

After a decade working for large corporate clients, Dan switched to the agency side in 2010. He’s a well known face throughout the region, both from project work, and from presenting at hundred of workshops and events.

For projects that require a team, we assemble the best people for your project from our huge network. We know a lot of amazing people, and have many frequent collaborators.

Startling is an analysis driven agency not a development agency. We’re not willing to say whatever you want to hear to sign off the next big project. We’re 100% honest, and always complete up-front analysis before we provide costs or timelines.

Startling Dan Akers

  Contact Us

We’re super friendly, and always happy to talk about what you need. 

We’ll never pressure you – we listen, and we’re honest about how we can help you.

Call us on

0333 366 0170

or drop us a message below.