Dr Andrew Muir, CEO of Farrpoint
IT, telecoms and infrastructure consultancy FarrPoint has opened a new office in Manchester to support its continued expansion, and act as a base for its activities across the North of England.
The firm, founded in Edinburgh over 10 years ago, is projecting an increase of almost 50% in turnover by the end of the March 2018 and has expanded its team to 15 employees, a growth of over a quarter in the past twelve months.
The company recently appointed two new consultants, based in Manchester and Newcastle respectively, to represent them in the North of England and bring their skills to the opportunities in the area.
Dr Andrew Muir, co-founder and Director of FarrPoint said: “Our new office in Manchester will be our base in the North of England as we continue to grow and work on new projects in this area. The region is a hot bed for technology start-ups and SMEs, with hubs in both Manchester and Newcastle growing at a speed that rivals those based in Edinburgh and London.
“With our experience of working in tech hubs such as Edinburgh, our skill set and expertise will benefit growing businesses in the North of England. There is also a great deal of opportunity for FarrPoint in the public sector space in the area, with the ongoing city deals and LFFN (Local Full Fibre Networks) programme.”
Muir continued: “Following on from opening our office in London last year, and thanks to our recent growth, we have created two new roles and have plans to take on further staff as we continue to pick up business and projects south of the border. We have already successfully completed a diverse range of projects in the North of England, working with both local authorities and private companies.
“Our physical presence in Manchester will help us to build on this. As villages, towns and cities across the UK become smarter and technology continues its reach into every business, there becomes a growing demand for our independent advice on tech investment, procurement and deployment, for which we have a proven track record.”