FarrPoint, the Edinburgh-based IT, telecoms and infrastructure consultancy, has opened an office in Manchester to “support its continued rapid expansion and as a base for its activities across the North of England”.

The firm said it was projecting an increase of “almost 50% in turnover by the end of the March” and has expanded its team to 15. It recently appointed two  consultants, based in Manchester and Newcastle.

Dr Andrew Muir, FarrPoint’s co-founder and director, said: “With our experience of working in tech hubs such as Edinburgh, our skill set and expertise will benefit growing businesses in the north of England.

“There is also a great deal of opportunity for FarrPoint in the public sector, with the ongoing city deals and LFFN (local full fibre networks) programme.
Muir added: “As villages, towns and cities across the UK become smarter and technology continues its reach into every business, there becomes a growing demand for our independent advice on tech investment, procurement and deployment, for which we have a proven track record.”