A Newcastle-based technology firm has become one of only seven companies in the UK to officially partner with Google as a Google Cloud partner.

Koios passed a series of rigorous tests to complete the Google Partnership and is now the sole gateway for Google’s business in the north of England.

GCP is Google's industry leading cloud infrastructure platform, competing with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. GSuite is an integrated office, email and collaborative working toolset.

Steven Robertson, Koios business development director, said: “Completing the Google Partnership is an amazing achievement for Koios.

“We are now the only company partnering Google for cloud services and strategy in the whole of the region and this is highly significant for us.

“This could potentially lead to the creation of 10 additional jobs and over £2m of additional revenue which means we can invest in more young talent and offer more job opportunities to people in the North East.

"There is so much opportunity for the software and technology industry in the north of England and Koios will take full advantage of this.”

Software engineering business Koios was previously known as SGP Consulting but has recently rebranded.

Koios have focused primarily on improving business systems and performance and excel in areas including manufacturing, FinTech, insurance and business process and efficiency.

They are currently working on a range of innovative projects including a highly disruptive CCTV monitoring service that will tackle fraudulent injury claims, a system which controls nuclear waste across the globe and chemical data to ascertain water purity.