Workflo Solutions, the fast-growing outsourced managed services provider, has extended its national reach by opening new offices in Aberdeen in response to a continuous surge in demand across the north east of Scotland for its range of outsourced managed services technologies.
The company is well-placed, complete with a solid financial base and infrastructure, to reaffirm its position as one of Scotland’s fastest growing IT businesses and now further boosted by a local market which has seen an injection of leading-edge companies populating the city’s industrial complexes, business and technology parks, and innovation centres.
This bucks the trend of many companies who closed offices across the city in recent years, as traditional markets long associated with the Aberdeen economy began to slow down.
Michael Field, managing director of Workflo Solutions, said: “I think there has been a wake-up call that the potential for business success may have been slightly dormant, but it often takes companies from outside the region to recognise that the potential hasn’t really gone away. It’s a timely reminder that Aberdeen remains a key centre where great business can be done.
“The decision to expand our presence into Aberdeen was a logical progression in our business growth strategy. We see great opportunities across Aberdeen and the north east. It remains a very dynamic region.
“We are very fortunate to have appointed one of the doyens of the managed print services industry, Jim McKay, to oversee the development of our Aberdeen business. Jim is an Aberdonian and has spent almost 30 years working across the managed print supply with the local businesses he helped transform being sold to industry giants Xerox and Hewlett Packard. To bring in someone of his calibre and exceptional background is tremendously exciting for our future growth aspirations.”
Under Jim’s guidance, Workflo Solutions will employ new staff in Aberdeen and we’ll also be keeping a keen eye on seeking out acquisition opportunities. We recently purchased a business in the central belt – Pyramid IT – and there’s plenty of scope to be looking closely at the right ‘fit’ for us in Aberdeen too. The choice in managed service provision has declined sharply across the city in recent years. We’re in great shape to change all that.”
Workflo Solution’s new office is located at Waterloo Quay Aberdeen Harbour.The company currently employs 20 staff at its Livingston, West Lothian HQ and is on target to reach £3million turnover for the current financial year.