A North Yorkshire-based IT service provider is continuing a period of growth, despite the coronavirus lockdown, moving into a new HQ and taking on new recruits.
razorblue, which also has offices in Newcastle, Manchester and London, among others, has averaged 30% year-on-year growth over the past six years.
The company has recent undertaken a £600,000 office expansion to larger premises in Catterick, a move project managed by MD Dan Kitchen.
“At 5,000sq ft, our new headquarters give us twice as much space as we had before, allowing us to expand the team and host more customer events and demonstrations,” he said.
“I’m really pleased with the results, it looks fantastic, very professional and gives the business the space it needs.
“We’ve stayed in Catterick – in fact, we’re only about 100 metres from our previous base – as we’ve always been here; we have access to a great pool of people and it’s very convenient, being just off the A1.”
As well as moving into the new office, razorblue has taken on six new members of staff over the course of lockdown, including an account manager, marketing manager, senior IT engineer, IT engineer, project manager and .net developer.
“It’s been great to have been able to continue to bring people into the team through a difficult period, especially as a number of our new recruits were potentially facing redundancy,” said Mr Kitchen.
He added that razorblue was already well-equipped to adapt to the restrictions imposed during the lockdown, and has noticed a rise in demand for support with home-working solutions as businesses prepare for the future.
“We’re now seeing companies taking a more strategic approach to their tech investment, knowing that home–working will remain a big thing as time goes on,” he said.
“Tech in general allows businesses to gain efficiencies over their competitors and grow their market share, which going to become ever more important in an economy that’s contracting, rather than growing.”