Original Beacon team

Born from a digital agency

The Beacon platform was born from our previous role as a digital marketing agency when it became clear to us that there were two pressing issues on the rise – ad fraud and a lack of transparency in data analytics.

Founding Beacon team

A personal service so you achieve results

Accurately reporting data for our clients was a real issue, and when it became obvious ad fraud was becoming more complex, Nigel Bridges, Mike Townend and Stewart Boutcher founded Beacon as a means to develop a solution which combines the advantages of accurate marketing campaign data with click and ad fraud prevention.


The Beacon team includes leading experts in data science, marketing, product development, cloud application and artificial intelligence.

With a partner network including agencies, technology, academic and research partners, Beacon is recognised in the industry as a champion for transparent and accurate marketing data you can trust.

We had the same problem as you
That’s why we built Beacon

Supported charities

MAP Charity

Map Charity Leeds

Beacon supports MAP Charity with donations of much-needed IT equipment. MAP is passionate about supporting young people unable to access the mainstream school system.

Children’s Air Ambulance


Beacon CMO, Mike Townend, is an ambassador for The Children’s Air Ambulance, a life-saving service that flies medical teams and equipment to children that are too sick to travel.

The Sunflower Gang

the Sunflower Gang

Beacon is technology and hosting partner for The Sunflower Gang, an army of people planting sunflower seeds to create smiles and bee habitats.

Export Champion 2022

Export Champion 

Beacon are proud to be an Export Champion for Northern Powerhouse for 2022.

We carry our Export Champion badge with pride and we are honoured to be among this year’s successful and inspirational UK exporters selected from the Northern region.

Winner of the 2021 Prolific North 'Best Martech Innovation' and Tech Nation Rising Stars Award for Cyber Security
Tech Nation Regional Winner
Tech Nation
Beacon is tech nation rising stars cyber award winner