Commercial director of Razorblue, Chris Gill, and technical director, Dan Kitchen
Anna Addison

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North East IT company doubles in size

Catterick-based Razorblue is beating the recession and has doubled its turnover, created ten new jobs and opened a new Leeds office.

In addition, the specialist IT services company has also tripled its office space by moving into new premises at Colburn Business Park in Catterick. The 2,500 square feet offices will now allow Razorblue to grow further with five more new jobs planned for the next year.

Razorblue specialises in managed IT services, hosted solutions and consultancy services for a range of SMEs, business parks and public sector organisations. The company is constantly reviewing new and emerging technologies to help them and their clients remain at the forefront of developments and has longstanding relationships with Microsoft, HP, Juniper Networks, Cisco, ESET, SecurEnvoy and VMware.

Razorblue, which was established in 2006 by Darlington entrepreneur Dan Kitchen, has seen its turnover leap by over 55% for the period 2011-2012 thanks to its experience in diverse markets and its tailored, full-service IT support.

To cope with its growth and contracts with a range of organisations and SMEs throughout the North East and across Yorkshire, Razorblue has taken on ten new members of staff in the last six months, doubling its workforce to twenty.

The company has also opened a base in Leeds city centre as its client portfolio expands into new regions.

Commercial director of Razorblue, Chris Gill, said: “The key to our growth is a combination of working in a variety of markets and making IT easy to understand- we’re very straight-talking. Razorblue is quite unusual in that we’re a one-stop-shop for all IT products and services which can be a lot more cost effective and efficient for businesses and organisations- this also makes the process at lot less complex.”

Technical director, Dan Kitchen, added: “We’re transforming the current IT model and helping people realise that they don’t have to rely on major multi-national brands, such as BT, as their service providers and that there are other- often more cost-effective- options available.

“As we continue to create jobs, we are proving that there is still the opportunity to grow even during tougher economic times as long as you offer the right product, to the right people at the right price.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .

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