Tech firm makes eight new hires after flurry of client wins

Posted on October 9, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker

L-R Anthony Hautin, Ruth Hall and Lee Wrall

A North West-based tech company has marked its 10th anniversary with eight new hires and 11 contract wins.

Everything Tech has just completed a record 12 months with turnover up 28 per cent to £2.5m and gross profit up 36 per cent following a surge in demand from clients wanting to work from home during Covid-19.

Co-owner and director Ruth Hall has stepped up to the role of managing director to help oversee the company’s ambitious growth strategy.

The eight new hires bring the workforce up to an all-time high of 31 and founder Lee Wrall, who is the sales and marketing director, said the investment would allow Everything Tech to grow turnover to £3m next year.

Mr Wrall said: “It’s been a memorable decade but we feel we’ve only just started our journey.

“Our 11 new client wins in September take us to over 150 and, as the business has grown at the front end, it’s really important we invest heavily in the back end as well.

“Our eight new hires have bolstered the administration, project management and procurement teams. We’ve also added a couple of people to the second line help desk and recruited a new technical lead in Lee McNaughton.”

The other seven new recruits are Becky Herrington; Jason Clark; Antony Bond; Paul Whittaker, Matthew Woods; Lyn Holt; and Jacob Atherton.

The 11 new contract wins secured in September include Milk Media; Five Wealth; All Traffic Products; Fletcher Bond; The Binary Box; and Vale Holiday Parks.

Mr Wrall said the company’s move into a 2,500 sq ft city centre office in Hanover House, Manchester, earlier this year had been crucial to attracting new staff.

“Securing a prime city centre office space has been one of the catalysts for our growth,” he said. “We also pride ourselves on our customer retention rate of 97 per cent and visit our customers very month, which makes us feel part of the team.”

Everything Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and saw demand for its Microsoft 365 expertise soar during the lockdown, enabling up to 500 people a week to work from home.

“Our decision to specialise in Microsoft 365 three years ago has been crucial during Covid-19,” said Mr Wrall.

“We recognised that Microsoft 365 had the potential to transform businesses so we became experts. Over the past four years we’ve built our business around that product and become experts in it.”

He said Covid-19 had put a lot of projects on hold but Everything Tech had seen a huge spike in clients wanting to be able to work from home.

“The three buzz words in working from home are security, collaboration and communication,” he said. “Everyone is having to adjust to a new way of working and it’s going to go on a lot longer than people first thought.

“Our 150+ clients are at the heart of our business and they range in size from companies with five employees to over 300.”

Everything Tech is co-owned by Wrall, technical director Anthony Hautin and managing director Ruth Hall.

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