Mike Carter on left with Chris Haslam
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Expansion for North West web specialist Ixis after major contract wins

A North West web specialist has doubled its workforce after winning a number of new clients including a global charity, a national planning consultancy and two leading local authorities.

Ixis, specialists in open source software Drupal, has just recorded its best financial quarter since the company was founded in 2004 and is on target to increase turnover by 30 per cent by the end of its financial year in August to £1.6 million.

New contracts for Ixis include a mixture of consultancy, support, hosting and development services for Turley, Basware, Amnesty International, The Donkey Sanctuary, Westminster Council, Times Education and Haringey Council.

The workforce at the Warrington-based company has grown from 9 to 18 with new members handlingtechnical, operational and administration roles.

Ixis were also recently appointed onto the latest version of the Government’s G-Cloud procurement framework - G Cloud 5, which allows the public sector to procure cloud products from a list of suppliers via an online store called CloudStore.

Chris Haslam, director and co-founder at Ixis said: “Having the right core team in place and further strengthening it with technically talented individuals has been essential to our growth and has allowed our company to secure more high-profile clients across a variety of sectors.

“It is the team’s passion and expertise in delivering agile development methodologies and robust hosting platforms which makes us the trusted Drupal agency to go to.

“One of our key business strategies is around the sustainability of our growth, hence during expansion we’ve also ensured client retention is a strong focus for Ixis.”

Ixis is developing plans to collaborate with clients to deliver long term value by investing in research and development.

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