Dan Kitchen and Chris Gill from Razorblue
Anna Addison

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£2 million boost for North East technical experts

Catterick-based IT specialists, Razorblue, have recently secured contracts worth in excess of £2 million which are allowing the business to develop more rapidly than expected. The company has seen contracts grow by around 40% in the last year and expects to increase in size by a further 50% in 2014.

Razorblue, based at Colburn Business Park with offices also in Newcastle, Leeds and York with plans to open on Teesside, specialises in consultancy, managed IT services, hosted solutions and connectivity for a wide range of SMEs, business parks and public sector organisations across the UK.

Razorblue has won a number of new contracts which are now helping the business to recruit more staff and expand its premises.

The new work includes a contract with Furlong Flooring based in Dublin, to provide bespoke software development and outsourced IT services to their European operation, as well as a range of IT services to FTSE100 listed company, Sports Direct.

Thanks to the new work, Razorblue has recently recruited five new members of staff, now employing a team of 30, with plans to add another five before the end of the year.

In addition, the company has doubled its office space in Leeds, having moved out of the city centre to Airport West Business Park in Yeadon, close to Leeds Bradford Airport.

In the last year, Razorblue has invested over £100,000 in its state-of-the-art network to provide faster, highly-resilient connectivity for its wide range of clients, which include SMEs, public sector organisations and large enterprises. This means that Razorblue can provide the best connectivity available that is both robust and cost effective for a variety of businesses.

Dan Kitchen, from Wynyard, established Razorblue in 2006 and is the company’s technical director. He said: “We’re growing faster than we anticipated which is thanks to the fantastic, multi-skilled team we have and the sophisticated technology that we have invested in and developed. It’s an exciting time as we take on new staff, expand our premises and work with more and more Europe-wide organisations.”

Chris Gill, commercial director of Razorblue, added: “In the last year we have invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in our business and that has not only allowed us to grow, but has led to us securing some major contracts. As a result, we’re creating jobs for both sales and technical experts in the North East as we constantly work to further enhance our services.”

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

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