IT firm set to double turnover

Adlington-based IT support and supply specialist Blue Orange is on course for a record year, doubling its turnover and adding to its skilled workforce.

The company is also planning to go on the acquisition trail and, combined with continued sales growth, is aiming to hit £10m in turnover over the next few years.

Blue Orange specialises in remote and on-site IT services as well as hardware supplies, to businesses, schools and colleges throughout Lancashire and beyond.

The company was formed 13 years ago and serves around 100 clients, including popular food chain Nandos. Three new engineers were recruited just before lockdown to accommodate additional growth, with plans to further expand the 30-strong team (including sub-contractors) next year and beyond.

David Silous-Holt, managing director, said: "Four years ago turnover was around £1m and we reached £4.2m last year and it could have gone higher but we want to focus on more than just revenue. Customer satisfaction followed by longevity and profit are much more important.”

"There’s no doubt Covid had an impact on our Q1 but we actually grew our profit in the height of the pandemic which is an amazing achievement, thanks mainly to recurring revenue. I’m sure things are getting back to normal. We had a storming July and August and it’s not unrealistic for us to hit £10m turnover in the coming years based on sustained and profitable growth."

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