Investment from Hull businessman helps software firm to expand
‘EXCITING TIME’: Lee Larkin, left, and David Scotney, co-founders of StyleTech Solutions Ltd. Picture: Kate Woolhouse
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 Aug 2017
A HULL software development company is programmed for further growth after securing investment from a local businessman.
StyleTech Solutions Ltd was founded in 1999.
The company, which is based at the Shine Knowledge and Innovation Park in Dansom Lane, has since developed and delivered more than 1,000 bespoke software projects to clients ranging from small limited companies to large industrial giants, including Ideal Standard and the NHS.
It is now poised to accelerate its ambitious growth plans after securing investment from Peter Chapman, founder of Scientific Laboratory Supplies in Hessle.
David Scotney, StyleTech’s founder and managing director, said: “This is an extremely exciting time in our history.
“The investment will enable us to create more jobs, which will in turn enable us to create more innovative software products.
“But, equally important is the expertise and contacts Peter can bring to the company.
“We have grown organically over the past 17 years, and all of our business has been through referrals.
“During that time we have had lots of ideas about the different kinds of software we could produce, and what we could do, but it is knowing how to get it to market.
“Peter has been a customer of ours for about ten years. He really likes what we do, what we produce and could see a lot of potential in the business.
“We would like to do lots more and having Peter on board will help us realise such ambitions.”
With the team at their HQ at the Shine Knowledge and Innovation Park in east Hull.
As experts in bespoke software solutions, StyleTech works with clients across mobile, tablet, cloud, web, desktop, or a combination.
Mr Scotney said StyleTech had seen a significant increase in demand for legacy systems in particular.
He said: “Our approach needs us to understand our clients business challenges and it is testament to our team that our clients stay with us for years.
“Historically we have had to limit the new business we are taking on, simply to ensure we maintain our high-quality service.
“But with Peter’s investment, we can expand our horizons at the same time as we further improve our already impressive service levels, at the same time as we grow the business.”
Mr Chapman has lived in Hull his entire life and set up Scientific Laboratory Supplies in 1991.
The firm has since grown to become the UK’s largest independent supplier of scientific products, with distribution centres in Nottingham, Scotland and Ireland.
Mr Chapman said: “StyleTech consistently delights its customers by taking the pain out of business systems.
“Everything is in place to take the company to the next level and with investment in the right people and technologies, Style- Tech has the capability and capacity to work with businesses across the UK.”