Mark Adair

Border to Coast Pensions extends its partnership with North East-based IT service provider

Border to Coast Pensions Partnership (“Border to Coast”) one of the largest Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) pools in the UK has extended its strategic partnership with North East based Managed IT Service Provider, razorblue, with a two-year contract extension.

Razorblue was first appointed by Leeds-based Border to Coast in 2018 to support the build of its ICT requirements following its inception as one of eight national UK LGPS pools. It has supported the organisation in ensuring it has a resilient ICT infrastructure that can support its future growth.

Steve Halford, Head of Technology and Resilience at Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, said, “razorblue has been a key strategic partner for Border to Coast and has provided us with a resilient ICT system and strong support to ensure we continue to deliver for our Partner Funds over the long term.

“Established in 2018, we sought partnerships with providers that could support us in building the organisational infrastructure we needed to be a resilient and sustainable business, and razorblue has provided that in the four years since our foundation.

“We believe building strong partnerships is key to our collective success and I look forward to continuing our work with razorblue over the next two years as we look to expand our operations further.”

Dan Kitchen, CEO at razorblue said, “building strong partnerships with our clients is a key value for razorblue – we focus on understanding not just who they are and what they do, but what their objectives and long-term goals are, so that we can create tailored IT solutions to support that.

“Working with Border to Coast has been incredibly exciting and we’re thrilled to be continuing to support the company’s impressive journey.”

Razorblue has grown significantly over the last few years and now has a headcount of over 150, a client base which covers the length and breadth of the UK and is on track to hit £20m in turnover this financial year.

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