A SOUTH Tyneside businessman is celebrating record results at his booming IT company.
Aspire Technology Solutions has increased turnover by almost 60 per cent in the last year to attain record results for a seventh year running.
Sales at the company increased by 58 per cent last year, from £3.8m to more than £6m, and bosses at Aspire are predicting growth of at least 30 per cent in 2014.
The company currently employs 50 staff and more recruitment is expected over the next year to support continued planned growth.
Aspire, which includes a base at Blue Sky Way, Monkton Business Park, Hebburn, has secured a series of high-profile contracts since it was established eight years ago, including providing technological expertise for the Labour Party through to the general election.
Managing director Nigel Begg, from Whitburn, said: “I am delighted that the company is continuing to grow at such a significant rate.
“Just as importantly, our current retention rate remains at more than 98 per cent, and we have also attracted many new clients, both in the UK and Europe.
“We remain intensely focused on outstanding technical delivery, service and support, as well as helping our clients to make significant cost savings.
“In the last year we have helped clients save up to 30 per cent on their IT budgets. We have also seen an increased demand for fully managed services, and now effectively provide an outsourced IT department for many businesses across the UK, from start-ups to multi-nationals, all applying the same best-breed technology to their businesses.”
Apart from offices in Hebburn, and its headquarters at Heworth, Gateshead, Aspire also has offices in London.
Sales director Michael Errington said: “We are a people business and much of our success can be attributed to the talented team.
“In the last 12 months we have continued to attract the most experienced technologists from the region and beyond to work at Aspire.”