IT recruitment specialists Be-IT are predicting a big revenue bounce back following a strong start to the year.
Vibrancy in the sector has already increased productivity by 50% on pre-pandemic levels, and confidence in the Glasgow headquartered firm growing revenues by 20% on 2019/20 levels.
Over the first half of the year, Be-IT moved quickly to secure the best talent to satisfy the surge in demand for digital transformation skills across all business sectors, filling 35 to 40 new roles a month.
Increasing digitalisation in business and public services, cyber protection, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Big Data continue to have a big impact on the Scottish and UK marketplace. Be-IT themselves also expect to significantly expand their own team in the coming months.
Managing Director Nikola Kelly said: “Despite the challenges of the last year we were able to remain in profit. The beginning for 2021 has been hugely encouraging and we are confident of getting revenue to the £14 million mark for the year. There has been a 50% increase in demand for contract staff, and the market is buoyant overall.”
Established in 2013, Be-IT are Scotland’s number one independent IT recruitment firm, with over 200 buying clients across the UK.
A reshuffle of the leadership team has created four new director roles, to allow greater focus on delivering for clients and candidates.
Sean Gilger and Matt Druce have been promoted to Client Delivery Directors, while Stuart Alexander and Christina Hall have been made Client Directors. Michael Phair remains Operations Director.
CEO Gareth Biggerstaff said: “The promotions are testament to the success and experience of our leadership team. It gives us the secured capability and skills we need to continue to deliver to the markets ever increasing demand.”
“All of our leadership team have been promoted from within to ensure they lead by example to our vision and values.”
Following close consultation with staff, Be-IT will also move to a hybrid working model. Home and office working will be split 60%/40% and the Edinburgh office lease will not be renewed.
Nikola added: “We are only as good as the people. We have listened to our staff and have introduced greater flexibility for them to ensure that while we help our clients recruit the best of breed, we employ the best recruiters in the market. We are hiring again and over the next month will see our own headcount increase by 20%.”
In March Be-IT launched a new consultancy division of the multi award-winning company. The expansion will see Be-IT Projects use their pool of highly skilled technology professionals help businesses manage and execute large scale digital transformations.