Powering through Covid with 20% headcount growth

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Managed IT service provider razorblue says it has seen 363 per cent growth over the last five years and shows no sign of slowing down.

Due to businesses increasing their investment in IT throughout the pandemic, demand for razorblue’s wide-ranging portfolio of services remains high.

To meet growing demands, razorblue continues to expand its team on a nationwide scale.

The firm – which has an office in Wynyard and works with a growing number of clients across the region, including Stiller, Sports Direct, Wensleydale Creamery and BHP Law – has continued to recruit throughout lockdown, adding new roles rather than replacing them.

The team headcount is now approaching the 100-mark, with 27 new starters since March and more vacancies in the pipeline.

CEO Dan Kitchen said: “New roles continue to be added across the business, from our Service Desk to senior management, marketing and new business team, account management and software developers.

“It’s fantastic that we are able to continue bringing people into the team through a difficult period, especially as a number of our new recruits were potentially facing redundancy. We also continue to welcome new apprentices to the team.”

razorblue wants to promote the region as a place for young people to pursue their careers and earlier this year the company invested more than £600,000 in its new head office in Catterick, North Yorkshire.

Dan continued: “Technology is a fast-paced and exciting industry to be involved in. We think it is important to support young people in the early stages of their career and have several team members who have progressed to senior managerial roles with us since starting their apprenticeship.

“Our new purpose-built headquarters give us twice as much space as we had before, allowing us to expand the team and host more customer events and demonstrations.”

The company has recently acquired a new office space in Edinburgh which has expanded reach into Scotland, bringing the total number of offices to seven, including Wynyard, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds and London.