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Last night, Midlothian based Network ROI, Scotland’s leading cyber security and IT managed service provider, was proud to win the Business High Growth award at the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019, held at The Brunton, in Musselburgh.
The Business High Growth award recognised its exceptional business growth achieved by Network ROI over the last year.
Adam Johnson, Managing Director, Network ROI said:
2019 has been an exceptional year for us, we have grown our Midlothian based business by over 65% over the last three years to over £5m and I am especially proud we have created many local jobs over the last couple of years having grown from 32 to 50 employees.
Adam added: “As an employee owned company we fundamentally believe that if we look after our staff, who are fellow business owners, then they will in turn, look after our customers, with exceptional service. Winning the Business High Growth award and being nominated for Employer of the Year is testament to all the hard work, commitment and passion the team has put in and it will definitely motivate us to continue to improve and excel, in order to benefit our customers, through the products and services we offer.”
Leading IT Managed Service Provider (MSP), Network ROI, has established a base in the North West of England to better serve its 90 existing clients in the region, including the North West Air Ambulance Service.
The office in Newton-le-Willows, will act as a base for five of Network ROI’s certified engineers, with scope to significantly increase the headcount.
About Network ROI
With headquarters in Edinburgh, Network ROI offers a comprehensive MSP offering, including IT Support, Consultancy, Projects & Installations, Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Telephony and IT Security. This gives organisations the digital tools, security and infrastructure, they need to grow. Network ROI provides support for organisations from 50 people to over 4000, from single sites to 350+ locations across the UK and beyond.
The firm, founded in 2003, takes an innovative approach to operations and was the first UK MSP to be employee owned. As the company has grown, it has established its reputation and track record for excellent, cost effective services, recognised by a global ranking as the number one MSP provider in Scotland and top ten in the UK.
Adam Johnson, Managing Director, Network ROI
“I’m delighted to be establishing a base in the North West of England, since I have strong personal links to the region and the company already has an established client base here.
“The Newton-le-Willows office will allow us to continue our positive growth throughout the UK and to help clients empower their business by making life with technology easier.
“We’ve had an excellent 12 months, increasing our employee numbers, by winning new clients and extending the scope of work we do for existing clients. I look forward to continuing this success, since our new base in the North West will help us better serve our existing clients and introduce new organisations to our renowned services.”
See the article in Business Manchester
IT services company Network ROI is scaling up its operations
Network ROI targets security market in plan for expansion. Terry Murden from the Daily Business interviews Network ROI MD Adam Johnson about how Network ROI is scaling up its operations as it tackles growing security issues such as the spread of ransomware and the mis-use of cryptocurrencies.
“The number of attacks shows no sign of slowing…they are using ransomware to undermine companies. It’s a growing problem and the onus is on boards to get their house in order,” Adam said.
The Edinburgh-based firm is embarking on a three-pronged strategy that will see it work more closely with client companies, including those facing a growing risk of exposure to the onslaught of cyber attacks. It will provide more on-call support and offer IT directors ‘for hire’ as it plots expansion of its services, including connectivity, telecoms and consultancy across the UK.
Hackers include teenagers who are easily able to download ransomware tools from the internet, while bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that was meant to become an online currency, has been adopted by criminals to a point where some companies now block the word from their communications systems, including email.
Other digital currencies such as monero, designed to avoid tracking, have become more popular among criminals as law enforcers adopt software tools to monitor those using bitcoin.
Network ROI, which became the first employee-owned managed services company two years ago, now has a staff of 50, mainly at its Roslin head office, with a growing team in Newton-le-Willows in northwest England.
The company now serves firms of all sizes from four to 4,000 employees, in all sectors and across the UK. They include about a hundred in Mr Johnson’s native northwest England.
“Manchester in particular is booming,” he said. “There really is a northern powerhouse thing going on, helped by people like Andy Burnham [mayor of Greater Manchester and former Labour Cabinet minister] who is business focused.”
Read more in the Daily Business article
Midlothian based Network ROI is very proud to have been shortlisted by a panel of judges as a finalist in two categories in the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019.
The Employer of the Year Award will be given to the business that has a genuine dedication to their workforce, over and above any statutory duty. The Business High Growth of the Year Award recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade.
Adam Johnson, Managing Director said: “As an employee owned company, I am delighted for the entire team. For us to have been nominated for two awards is a great achievement. Our culture is at the forefront of the business, as we believe that if we look after our staff, who are fellow business owners, then they will in turn, look after our customers, with exceptional service.”
“2019 has been an exceptional year, as we have recently opened a new office in Newton-le-Willows in North West England, to service over 90 businesses in the region. We have also significantly increased our employee numbers in our Midlothian head office; doubled turnover to over £5m and continue to upskill our workforce, with our clients benefiting from expert advice in cyber security through our Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), as well as undertaking numerous University and post University qualifications”
“We are driven by our clients’ needs to continually improve our services, including being ISO accredited for quality (ISO 9001), service (ISO 20001) and cyber security (ISO 27001), alongside our three gold and five silver Microsoft accreditation’s. We offer our clients round the clock 24/7/365 fully managed support services.”
The winners of the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be announced on 30 October 2019 at The Brunton, in Musselburgh.