Technology business experts at TruStack are celebrating a milestone moment after taking on their 50th employee.
TruStack was formed when three businesses – SITS Group, PCI Services and Pivotal Networks – joined forces in September 2019, creating a joint portfolio of more than 250 clients and turnover of £10m.
The new merged business continues to provide IT services to clients across the North East and beyond.
Services include cloud computing, infrastructure design and implementation, data centre services, managed services, unified communications, Cybersecurity solutions and managed desktop services.
TruStack had 40 employees at the time of the merger, but has since increased its staff numbers by 25% to 50 in less than a year, much to the delight of its directors.
Commercial Director Phil Cambers said: “Whether you are celebrating a 50th birthday, 50 years of marriage or a 50th employee, getting to this number is always a huge milestone.
“Being able to reach this landmark moment is testament to the hard work of everyone in the business.
“It makes me very proud that we have built a successful business that can sustain this number of people and has the portfolio of clients that we do.”
Mr Cambers added that despite the economic uncertainty with Covid-19, the TruStack team is working from home to continue providing customers with the services and support they are used to in normal times.
To help support its project scheduling and business administration departments, TruStack has hired two new apprentice trainees from Access Training in Gateshead.
He said: “When you are running a business it is always a fine balance between having higher running costs with more staff, and having too few to provide the level of service expected.
“We feel like we have the balance just right now. It is all about bringing people in at the right time and we feel we have done that.
“In amongst all of the uncertainty at the moment we continue to provide the high level of service our customers expect.
“In order to help support us in this we have employed two fantastic apprentices. We are really pleased to be able to support these young people and give them a start in an exciting career within our industry.”
Services Director Joe Olabode said: “I am very proud of what this business has achieved and will continue to achieve well into the future.
“We have five directors that know and trust each other driving the business forward with a substantial and talented workforce.”
“I am very excited about what the coming years will bring.”
TruStack has a branch office at the Evolve Business Centre, Houghton le Spring, and its head office on the Northumberland Business Park, Cramlington.
Amongst its clients are many of the North East’s Top 200 companies – including Muckle LLP and Collingwood Business Solutions – as well as big names across the UK like the Natural History Museum and Vertu Motors.
For more information on TruStack go to www.trustack.co.uk or call 0191 250 3000.