PowerON powers on with third office
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 26 Jul 2017
IT automation specialist PowerON has seen a surge in turnover to almost £2 million since its inception less than three years ago, and has grown staff numbers from just four people to 30 within that same time frame.
Founded in Grimsby, the home town of product development director Steve Beaumont, a third of the workforce is based at Europarc’s Innovation Centre, with an office in Surrey and a recent expansion completed to York.
It provides powerful, high quality IT management and cloud automation solutions to organisations of all sizes.
The firm’s turnover has grown from £128,000 in 2015, aided by notable contract wins in both the public and private sectors, with regional and national accounts.
Mr Beaumont, a Microsoft most valuable professional, said: “It has been a successful and fast paced three years since our launch, and we plan to continue our growth and development as we carry on removing the complexity and high costs often associated with the management and implementation of IT solutions.
“We have established a firm foothold in the market and a solid reputation for the quality and simplicity of our service, as well as offering an assured outcome to our customers. When this is combined with our upcoming product launches, it puts us in a strong position to continue growing and winning work in the public sector and also with well-known national and international businesses.”
POWERING ON: Phil Mercer, left, and Steve Beaumont, directors of PowerOn.
PowerON chose the Innovation Centre because of solid internet connectivity and affordable pricing. “Grimsby provided a great base in the early stages and still remains the firm’s R&D and Innovation office,” Mr Beaumont said. “It acts as a base for ten people and is a great hub for other employees on the east of England due to the excellent transport links.”
He and Phil Mercer, solutions and services director, have just signed a three year lease at a 1,290sq ft office at the recently refurbished Stanley Harrison House in York.
Mr Mercer, who specialises in developing solutions practices to deliver successful partnerships both globally and in the UK, said: “Steve and I spent a year researching and developing the plan for our business before launching with just two staff in 2015. We quickly won a number of public sector accounts, including a significant contract with the City of Wolverhampton Council and major projects with the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust. Private sector work for a number of leading corporate organisations such as Stena Group, Drax Group, Tesco and food giant Princes followed.”