Yelp Expands Its Operations In The UK
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Yelp Expands Its Operations In The UK

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Yelp Expands Its Operations In The UK PR Newswire LONDON, July 10, 2012 -HRH The Duke Of York Meets Yelp Executives As The Company Announces The Creation Of Over 100 Jobs -With photo LONDON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the expansion of their UK presence with the opening of their new sales office in London. Yelp has created 100 new jobs in London to help build their new sales and marketing teams. This announcement is a landmark moment for the expansion of Yelp's European operations as it moves to monetise its services in Europe for the first time.The Duke of York today met with Yelp executives at their London office as the announcement was made. "We are pleased that Yelp has decided to invest further in the UK and use it as the gateway to Europe as it continues to deliver on its impressive international expansion plans," said The Duke of York. "The UK continues to prove an attractive investment proposition for innovative companies, leading to job creation and skills development that will ensure the UK remains an engine of growth." "The UK is filled with entrepreneurial local business owners looking for targeted ways to reach consumers; Yelp brings those businesses and consumers together in a unique way," said Jed Nachman, Senior Vice President of Revenue at Yelp.

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Yelp Expands Its Operations In The UK
PR Newswire
LONDON, July 10, 2012
-HRH The Duke Of York Meets Yelp Executives As The Company Announces The
Creation Of Over 100 Jobs
-With photo
LONDON
,
July 10, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Yelp (NYSE: YELP), the company that
connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the
expansion of their UK presence with the opening of their new sales office in
London
. Yelp has created 100 new jobs in
London
to help build their new sales
and marketing teams. This announcement is a landmark moment for the
expansion of Yelp's European operations as it moves to monetise its services in
Europe
for the first time.
The Duke of York today met with Yelp executives at their
London
office as the
announcement was made. "We are pleased that Yelp has decided to invest
further in the UK and use it as the gateway to
Europe
as it continues to deliver
on its impressive international expansion plans," said The Duke of York. "The UK
continues to prove an attractive investment proposition for innovative
companies, leading to job creation and skills development that will ensure the
UK remains an engine of growth."
"The UK is filled with entrepreneurial local business owners looking for targeted
ways to reach consumers; Yelp brings those businesses and consumers
together in a unique way," said Jed Nachman, Senior Vice President of Revenue
at Yelp. "In today's economic climate, providing consumers with relevant
information that helps them make educated decisions on where to spend their
hard-earned money is just as important as our role in highlighting and
supporting great local businesses. We are excited about this next chapter in
Yelp's evolution, especially as the UK becomes an important piece of our
European expansion plans."
To oversee the new sales operations in the UK, Mr. Nachman has relocated to
London
from Yelp headquarters in
San Francisco
. He joined Yelp in 2007 to lead
the company's sales team and has overseen rapidly growing sales, client
services, and revenue operations groups across three offices in the US. Mr.
Nachman will apply that wealth of experience to establish and drive further
growth throughout the UK.
An array of unique advertising products are now available to local businesses
and large brands looking to connect directly with Yelp's influential audience of
approximately 71 million* unique monthly visitors.
Yelp is in the process of recruiting its sales force that will be based in
London
and anyone interested in applying for the positions can find more information
at www.yelp.co.uk/careers.
Check out Yelp.co.uk or visit the Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com)
to learn more about the company's international expansion efforts and iPhone
and Android mobile apps.
* Source: Google Analytics, monthly average basis during Q1 2012
About Yelp:
Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.co.uk) connects people with great local businesses.
Yelp was founded in
San Francisco
in
July 2004
. Since then, Yelp communities
have taken root in major metros across the US,
Canada
, UK,
Ireland
,
France
,
Germany
,
Austria
,
The Netherlands
,
Spain
,
Italy
,
Switzerland
,
Belgium
,
Australia
,
Sweden
,
Denmark
,
Norway
and
Finland
. Yelp had a monthly average
of approximately 71 million unique visitors in Q1 2012.** By the end of the
same quarter, Yelpers had written approximately 27 million rich, local reviews,
making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from
boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile applications
were used on approximately 6.3 million unique mobile devices on a monthly
average basis during Q1 2012. For more information, please visit
http://www.yelp.co.uk or send an email to press@yelp.co.uk.
** Source: Google Analytics
Media Contacts:
UK
Elliot Adams
Yelp
eadams@yelp.co.uk or press@yelp.co.uk
+44-(0)-207-347-1663
Note to Editors:
A picture accompanying this release is available through the PA Photowire. It
can be downloaded from http://www.pa-mediapoint.press.net or viewed at
http://www.mediapoint.press.net or http://www.prnewswire.co.uk.