Newcastle software firm Scott Logic has announced plans to create 70 new jobs in 2015 on the back of a hugely successful year for the company.
In 2014, the business grew revenues by 30% to £9.1m, the strong performance delivering a solid platform for it to expand its 140-strong workforce by 50% throughout the next 12 months.
The announcement comes after the software consultancy won several high profile clients in the finance, healthcare and energy trading sectors, in which it used the latest cutting edge technologies within complex software projects.
This success has already led to the creation of many new roles, with a number of experienced technology professionals joining the company, alongside those on graduate and intern placements in 2014.
Scott Logic’s breadth of consulting services now includes a User Experience Design practice and Project Management and Testing teams, on top of a well established Software Development division.
The product arm of the business, ShinobiControls, is also experiencing solid growth, its unique charting technology, which can graphically depict large amounts of data on phones and tablets, being increasingly selected by the developer community and enterprise for use in the explosive market for apps.
Recent launches of wearable devices, such as the new iWatch, are likely to fuel the growth of this market even further.
Among this year’s recruits at Scott Logic will be a wealth of high calibre software developers, software testers, UX consultants, technical architects and technical project managers.
Young talent is also set to come through the firm’s graduate and intern programmes, with places being filled up quickly since they were opened for applications.
Chief executive Gary Scott said: “This is an exciting time for us.
“Continued success in the financial and exports markets, as well as breaking into Energy Trading has provided a great order book to kick off the year, setting us up to meet our ambitious plans in 2015 and beyond.
“We’ve restructured our senior management team, secured a new Head of Sales and built a new marketing department in 2014, all enabling the company to evolve and grow our client base further. Providing our clients with the very best solutions and service is at the forefront of our decisions and I’m very proud of our success to date.”