From its new Glasgow HQ, recruitment firm has sights set on Ireland’s tech scene

be-it Scottish recruitment company Be-IT is opening a new headquarters as part of a UK and international expansion. It says the investment of more than £100,000 in a 1,750sqft office in central Glasgow, will bolster plans to capitalise on technology industry growth in Ireland and north-west England.

Be-IT, which says it will turnover more than £12m in its fourth full year of trading, has also undergone a recent management restructure with associate director Nikola Kelly promoted to managing director, and former MD Gareth Biggerstaff to chief executive officer.

“The new Glasgow office really is a significant landmark in the journey of the business. It proves that our brand is transportable and further expansion is more than viable,” said Biggerstaff. “The new facility will allow us to cement our position in Scotland and aid our expansion plans into Ireland.”

Be-IT specialises in recruiting professionals for IT, digital, project management and leadership jobs. Having established a strong client base in the west of Scotland, Be-IT believes there are opportunities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and is considering strategic acquisitions.

Nikola Kelly added: “My new appointment will allow me to concentrate more on the operational running of the business whilst I shall look at options of further growth in the future.

“The Northern Ireland economy is growing. Investment and support for cyber, fintech and service organisations has promoted a growing tech hub there. However, there is a lack of experienced technical staff to ensure continued growth. We plan to bring the UK and NI market place together and service demand in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with candidates from mainland UK.”

Be-IT currently has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast