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Rebecca Wayman

Sheffield tech firm moves into 'cultural' quarter following successful first decade

A Sheffield tech firm has moved to new headquarters in the city’s Cultural Industries Quarter.

Established in 2009 by young Sheffield entrepreneurs Jamie Hinton and Steve Trotter, Razor has become the latest commercial tenant at Speedwell Works on Sidney Street, part of City Estates’ Alsop Fields development.

The company delivers IT solutions for businesses varying in size - from startups to FTSE 100 organisations.

Among its most recent successes is Market of Mums - a social selling platform for parents to buy and sell their children’s unwanted clothes and toys.

The app currently has over 80,000 users, with 4,210 users accessing the platform weekly, and over 1,500 using it daily. More than 8,500 products are added on a monthly basis, with those figures growing daily.

Razor has relocated from The Workstation on Paternoster Row - premises it has held since 2014, following significant growth in staff in the past five years.

Katy Hinton, head of operations at Razor, said: “We’re extremely excited at the opportunity which this latest venture offers Razor as a business.

“We’ve experienced a very high rate of growth in the last five years and needed a space which would suit our plans for further expansion.

“When the business was first formed back in 2009, we’d never have thought it would grow at the rate it has in the last few years - but the journey we’ve been on to get here has been incredible.

“We’re delighted at the chance to take up space at Speedwell Works, which is a testament to how far Razor has come. City Estates have been fantastic from day one and have allowed us to fully customise our new premises.”

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