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About us

We believe everyone should be able to spend life doing something they love.

The EKM Office in Preston, Lancashire

Our story

Back in early 2000 our founder Antony Chesworth was working in a local hospital as a porter and from spending time with people at the end of their lives he kept hearing the same thing… “make sure you spend life doing something you love”.

So, in 2002 at the age of 22 from his student bedroom he started building an ecommerce platform that would let anyone create a successful online shop, even his computer illiterate mum, and enable them to spend life doing something they love.

After 4 very tough years starting the business and struggling on his own, the company started to take off and over 17 years grew into a team of over 70 world class ecommerce experts working from our office in Preston, Lancashire and tens of thousands of customers all doing something they love.

Since 2002 we’ve helped over 80,000 businesses sell online

The world’s highest rated platform

With multi-millions of pounds per day going through the platform it quickly became the UK’s most popular ecommerce solution and powers 1 out of every 5 online shops in the UK. Also, with over 2000 reviews on Trustpilot, we are the world’s highest rated platform to create an online shop.

EKM online shops are unique because they are always evolving and getting better to ensure you sell more. Our two decades of experience and a team of 70 ecommerce experts are always making improvements to both the platform and your shop ensuring tomorrow is always better than yesterday.

You are never on your own with EKM, our team is there to help you and your very own account manager will work with you, coach you and even manage the shop for you leaving you to process orders and spend more time doing something you love.

Team EKM

Rated excellent on Trustpilot from over 2000 reviews

Our company values

We have four core values that guide our actions and culture at EKM. The following ingredients work together to ensure that we maintain a great culture and the best possible service for customers.

Do the RIGHT thing

It’s about doing right by the team, right by the customer and right by the company. It’s treating customers as people and not just a customer number. It’s treating people in the way they want to be treated. It’s about doing everything in our power to ensure our customers are successful.

EKM Account Managers
EKM Engineers

Make a positive IMPACT

We believe that lots of small improvements are better than a few big ones. Small changes in the right direction can make a positive impact to ourselves and to our customers. We want to make a positive impact in the world every single day.

Keep it SIMPLE

From the day that EKM was founded, Antony knew that if his own computer illiterate mother could use the platform, it would be simple enough for everybody else. We now call this the ‘Antony’s mum test’, which is something we use in everything we produce.

EKM CEO Antony
EKM Evolution Mode

EVOLVE

Evolving is all about making sure tomorrow is better than yesterday. At EKM we are constantly looking to improve everything that we do. With our exclusive Evolution Mode, our expert team of designers, engineers and conversion rate analysts will never let your online shop go out of date… it just gets better and better!

A team of over 70 ecommerce experts at your service

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