Recession or not, virtualisation specialist Blue Chip has delivered yet another year of record growth. The multiple award-winning IT and training provider has just released its latest trading figures, which show business levels at an all time high of £14Million for the year to October.
This latest announcement continues the firm’s rise in business levels, with consecutive year-on-year growth for the last nine years and an average 30% annual growth over the last three years.
Not only is this a great achievement, but it also firmly sets Blue Chip apart from competitors as the first company to officially report a full set of figures since Lehman’s administration in September last year.
Blue Chip’s Managing Director, Richard Cook said, “This year is confirmation that those who deliver outstanding levels of service and value for money can prosper in even the toughest of times. There has been a continued failure rate in the IT industry, including the administration of Hampshire’s own Triangle Computers. This only serves to highlight the importance of working with an IT provider that is financially healthy. The Blue Chip team will enter 2010 in a strong position with an unbreakable focus on the needs of our customers”.
To support the increased levels of business, the company has increased its staff roster with the recent appointments of technical experts Martin Saunders and Kelvin Papp, in addition to Sales Consultant Kate Limbert. The recent additions bring the company headcount to in excess of 130 staff.
Blue Chip’s client base has also grown significantly, with demand for technologies such as Unified Communications and Server Virtualisation leading the way. Other areas of growth include Training and Outsourced Services, as firms look to increase efficiency and drive down costs.
Looking ahead, Cook ads, “Whilst the economy is likely to remain slow, we will continue to invest in the business for the long term and look to improve the way we work. As a business, we have already pulled far away from many of our traditional competitors and have accumulated business from ‘wobbling’ IT resellers that posed a risk to their customers.
We will stick to the fundamental belief that our clients remain at the heart of everything we do. When coupled with the outstanding attitude and commitment of our staff, I know that we have what it takes to seize whatever opportunities come our way in the year ahead.”