Millgate managing director Chris Calvert

Millgate reaches the £50m mark

Sheffield tech firm Millgate is on course to post turnover in excess of £50m this year as it celebrates its 21st year in business.

Millgate is forecasting a turnover of more than £50m for 2017 after enjoying another year of solid growth – compared with £500,000 in its first year of trading.

Established in 1996 in Rotherham with three staff providing IT and communication solutions for businesses in Yorkshire, Millgate today employs 115 people and serves more than 6,000 customers across the UK.

Now based on Vantage Drive in Sheffield, Millgate was shortlisted in the ‘Best Company to Work for’ in technology trade magazine CRN’s Sales and Marketing awards last month and is one of CRN’s Top 100 list VARs - or Value-Added Resellers - in the country.

Managing director Chris Calvert said: “In the last 21 years connecting people and sharing information has become more important than ever, as a result of our 24-7 society, the rise of social media and smart technology, as well as the uptake in cloud technology in ever-evolving workplaces.

“Because we are partnered with global telecom and IT suppliers, Millgate has the freedom to select products by suitability and not availability, providing the most productive and cost-effective end-to-end IT solution for each client, as well as 24/7 maintenance service to businesses of all sizes.

“Buoyed by our growth in managed IT services and cloud technology sales, in the last five years alone we have more than doubled turnover from £22m in 2012 as well as job creation - increasing our workforce from 57 to 115 in the same period.”