Swipen, a visionary payment service company, was founded by two friends, Fraser Mitchell and Lorne McConnachie, in Edinburgh. Having spent many years working with some of the world’s leading payment service providers, they wanted to build a company that could offer a more honest, innovative and personal service.
Swipen began with this dedicated team of two, offering fully tailored solutions to its merchants, including integrated payments, next day funds, pay by phone and e-commerce.
To give Swipen a strong and professional brand image, Graphic Designer, Sara Holloway, designed Swipen’s logo and brand identity. Adam Holt also joined the team as a Commercial Operations Manager.
Adapting to the times
As the Covid pandemic began affecting the country, it soon became apparent that being a small company was key to Swipen’s success. We began partnering with other industry professionals to proactively improve and develop our software, and create an e-commerce system that is so adaptable and advanced that we could move faster than the big industry leaders.
Helping Businesses Survive Lockdown
Swipen started to quickly and efficiently assist hundreds of customers survive lockdowns and restrictions with adapted payment solutions.
Will Hammond also joined the team as Corporate Sales Director.
Updating the Brand
Sara Holloway began working with Swipen permanently to manage their growing graphic design needs and re-design the website, as well as head up a marketing campaign for 2020/2021 and manage social media accounts and content.
the swipen team gets bigger
Two new Business Development Managers joined the team.
Swipen becomes a multi-award winning company
Over three thousand happy customers
Swipen has grown to have over 3,000 happy customers.
Swipen logo is officially trademarked
Swipen’s logo has often been admired and praised by our customers, partners, and competitors, and we know that our strong brand deserves protection. In February 2022, we received our registration certificate from the Intellectual Property Office confirming that our logo is trademarked across the UK.
Watch this space!
Swipen is looking to expand the sales team further and is opening a second location in Glasgow. We’re also working on a new project to revolutionise the payments industry – watch this space!
The Key Team at Swipen
Corporate Sales Director
Graphic Designer & Marketing Manager
ISV Partner Manager