From agile startups and high-growth retailers, nothing describes what we do better than the results we've achieved for each of our clients.


In a critical year for the business, and tough market conditions, Matalan looked to Venture Forge to set and direct their ecommerce strategy and deliver significant top-line and bottom-line growth.

We led Matalan’s ecommerce strategy across digital trade, technology, UX, traffic and insight. Through our work, we delivered Matalan’s largest growth year on record and one of the highest growth rates in UK retail over 2017 peak trading.

£21m sales increase

45% annual growth


MYAKKA, a leading fair trade home furnishings business, had a challenge. How could they move away from a complex and bespoke ecommerce platform that was becoming a blocker to growth and on to Shopify Plus – in 5 weeks.

Our agile approach and Shopify’s capability combined to give MYAKKA the fastest re-platform we’ve ever delivered whilst maintaining their commercial performance.

5 weeks to re-platform


We helped drive topline growth to over £60m and become Number 1 in the online bathrooms market in the UK.

Our work on their digital marketing strategy, competitor analysis, people and processes drove significant topline growth and they held a dominant market position during the sell-out process to the private equity firm, TPG.

£30m year on year growth

No1. bathrooms retailer

Earth Bathrooms.

Through an aggressive growth strategy, leading-edge use of technology and a rapid, agile culture, we took Earth Bathrooms from being a concept, to be the eighth largest online bathrooms retailer in the UK in under three months.

Just six months later, the business was sold to Matalan to create Matalan Direct, the online home furnishings division of Matalan.

£3m annual run rate

9. months to acquisition