High five - North East cloud consultancy celebrates 5th anniversary
A North East cloud consultancy practice, devised over dinner by a group of friends just five years ago, has become one of the region’s leading success stories.
Cramlington-based SITS Group, which provides cloud computing solutions to private and public sector clients across the UK, was founded in 2008 by IT experts Phil Cambers, Paul Watson, Russell Henderson and Paul Rutherford – who spotted a gap in the market for a specialist consultancy.
Now, as it celebrates its fifth anniversary, the company, at Berrymoor Court, Northumberland Business Park, is also celebrating growth of 30 per cent in the last year and is on target to reach a turnover of £3m in the coming year.
SITS Group specialises in all areas of cloud computing, from virtual desktop and server consolidation to cloud management and disaster recovery solutions for clients including port authorities, legal practices, car manufacturers and public sector organisations.
This year it also saw off competition from global computer giants including Dell, to scoop the prestigious UK VMware Small Business Partner of the Year 2012 award.
SITS Group currently works with a number of leading North East companies and organisations including Bond Dickinson, formerly Dickinson Dees, Isos Housing, Muckle LLP, Unipres and Port of Tyne.
In addition it recently provided comprehensive virtualisation solutions for Newcastle law firm Sintons LLP.
“As one of the leading law firms in Newcastle Upon Tyne with more than 28 partners and 200 staff, it’s vital our IT systems are streamlined, reliable and operate at the highest levels of efficiency,” said Sintons IT manager David Mather.
“As we continue to grow, the solution SITS Group has installed enables us to expand our systems without investing in expensive new hardware. We can also deliver client service improvements such as real time access and increased robustness.” SITS Group commercial director Phil Cambers said: “We win contracts because we specialise – and, because of this, we are able to recruit the most skilled people in the industry.
“The DNA of SITS Group is technical and our customers get that. We have been successful because we are focused and passionate about what we do.”
To find out more about SITS Group, call 0191 250 0408, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sitsgroup.com
Ends Note to newdesks Pic caption: L:R front row Russell Henderson (technical director), Phil Cambers (commercial director), L:R back row Paul Watson (managing director). Paul Rutherford (operations director)
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