Gateshead technology firm Waymark software house expands

Waymark is creating new jobs after moving into a bigger base.

Waymark directors, from left to right, Paul Lofthouse, Jason Thomas Jones and David Brophy
Waymark directors, from left to right, Paul Lofthouse, Jason Thomas Jones and David Brophy

A Gateshead technology firm has moved into bigger offices in tandem with an expansion to its workforce.

Founded in 2011, Waymark software house started out by developing systems for utility services, but has since moved into education, health, logistics and the commercial sectors, working with more than 30 clients.

From a team of two the firm has grown to seven, and is currently looking to recruit two new developers – expansion which means the business was bursting at the seams at its old base.

Now Waymark has moved into larger offices within the Your Business Networks building in the Metro Riverside Park having recently taken on two new members of staff.

Managing director David Brophy said: “Earlier in the year we added to our software development and support teams, and we’re currently interviewing for two more developers.

“We’re looking for experienced developers to add to our team. We also looking to establish our apprenticeship scheme early next year in order to keep pace with our expansion plans.

“Our old offices were just too small to accommodate our growing numbers so we’ve moved into new offices within the same building.

“We were the first company to move into the Your Business Networks building when we were established in 2011 when there were only two of us.

“Now there are seven of us and another two on the way, but the offices have great facilities and are handily placed for the A1 so we’re happy to stay where we are.”

Mr Brophy and Waymark development director Jason Thomas Jones set the company up three years ago and were later joined by commercial director Paul Lofthouse.

Mr Jones and Mr Brophy and had worked together at a previous company, while Mr Lofthouse had known Mr Brophy for many years through football coaching.

As well as bespoke software development, Waymark is also working in mobile development and web development.

“We have a 99% customer retention rate and about the same retention rate with employees, so we hope we’re doing something right,” added Mr Brophy.

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