Truro tech founder a ‘leader to watch’


Matt Ville, the founder and CTO of Truro-based software company, Hiyield, has been named among the top 50 leaders to watch in the Great Agencies Growth Index.

The list, compiled by Agency Hackers, highlights leaders who are making significant strides in growing their agencies through innovative approaches.

Ville founded Hiyield in 2019 after a successful career as CTO in several tech start-ups, designing and developing websites, bespoke software and digital products. He has since grown the agency to a team of 20+ staff with offices in Truro, Bristol and London and clients UK wide including The Wave Bristol, Visit Cornwall and New York Water Week.

The Growth Index particularly recognises strategic growth initiatives. Hiyield has seen the business more than double in size and turnover in two years, solidifying its position as a leading ‘climate conscious’ provider of websites and digital products to purpose driven organisations.

Under Ville’s leadership, Hiyield was also awarded B Corp status which recognises commitment to  social and environmental responsibility.

He said: ‘At Hiyield our approach is all about partnerships; with our suppliers and with our clients. We have a really talented team and work with some fantastic organisations doing inspiring and important work. We aim to make the best tech solutions to help their products and services make a positive difference in the world.”