IT firm razorblue had its best ever quarter after seeing revenue increase by 29% to cap a memorable 2017.
And the good news keeps coming this year as the company announces new client wins, as well as being named as a finalist in the Apprenticeship category of the North East Business Awards.
razorblue, headquartered in the North East and with a base at Wynyard, has created a new account management team, expanded and improved its service desk and continued to recruit new staff throughout 2017 as the business has grown and taken on new clients.
The firm expects to turn over in excess of £4.5m this year and continue to create more jobs in the region.
In the last 12 months razorblue has increased its staff numbers to over 60 to assist with its growth plans and has also celebrated a year at its Wynyard office. Notable new clients in 2017 included BHP Law, Archers Law and Stiller Warehousing and Distribution.
In the first few months of 2018 the company has also welcomed on board construction firm Finley Structures amongst many others.
The company specialises in managed IT services, cloud, connectivity, telecoms and business software. razorblue is also perfectly placed to advise on matters of cyber security and data management, offering a cyber readiness health check for any company wanting to evaluate the effectiveness of their current security measures ahead of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which becomes enforceable at the end of May.
razorblue expects to sustain similar levels of growth in the coming year with the recent launch of a new managed IT security product for its clients. This comes hot on the heels of the launch of the Microsoft Dynamics product family, as razorblue became one of the first companies in the region to offer Microsoft’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Dynamics Nav.
Managing director Dan Kitchen (pictured above, right) said: “2017 saw us continue to meet demand and enter new markets, meaning we exceeded the growth targets we set ourselves and created a significant number of jobs.
“Increasingly clients are looking for a single, professional partner to manage all of their IT, cloud, connectivity, telecoms and business software requirements and we are in an ideal position to meet that need. Our sizable team means we are able to provide services and support 24 hours a day.
“We have a great team and we are adding talented individuals all the time. I’m very proud that our commitment to developing our people has been recognised with our recent success in the North East Business Awards, where we have made the final selection in the Apprenticeship category.
“Our growth reflects our commitment to exceptional service levels, our ability to create innovative business solutions and becoming an invaluable IT partner for our clients.
“We are looking forward to an even better 2018 as we remain true to our core principle of putting client needs first.”