Chipping Norton based firm Sci-Net in growth drive


Chipping Norton IT firm in growth drive following expansion and investment
Sci-Net is in a growth drive – strengthening its industry position with a strategic acquisition, the launch of premises and a raft of new hires

Sci-Net Business Solutions is accelerating its growth drive and strengthening its industry position with a strategic acquisition, the launch of new business premises and an additional 30 employees.

Headquartered in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, Sci-Net designs and delivers ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (customer relationship management) and cloud infrastructure solutions to help companies increase efficiency and profitability.

The Microsoft Gold Partner recently acquired the Microsoft Dynamics division of Blue Rock Systems and opened a new office in Southampton to meet the needs of new and existing customers.

It has also invested in a substantial renovation of its Oxford HQ. The recent milestones are part of an ambitious growth trajectory that has prompted the firm to forecast an impressive 25% year-on-year growth over the next five years – after already adding 30% each year for the past three years.

Duncan Fergusson, Managing Director at Sci-Net, said: “Blue Rock’s well-established and reputable Microsoft division has great parallels with our own business values, making this an exciting strategic development for Sci-Net.

“With combined resources, talented staff, and expertise, we will continue to build upon our firm foundations as one of UK’s leading Dynamics 365 partners, whilst providing all of our customers with the very best software solutions and exceptional levels of customer service.”

Recognising the importance of attracting and supporting aspiring talent, Sci-Net has recently established its own academy, taking over the training of four apprentices who would otherwise have been at risk of redundancy.

Furthermore, the software house has launched its undergraduate programme and has welcomed its first post-graduate trainee consultant from the University of Portsmouth. The new starter will participate in a fast-track training scheme to develop knowledge across the company’s operations.

Sci-Net hopes to expand the scheme further in future to nurture a new generation of tech talent.

Fergusson added: “Finding the right people is fundamental to growth and our customers’ success, and we are now well-positioned to fulfil our business ambitions. We’re investing in our facilities both in Southampton and our Chipping Norton HQ, and in flagship industry events too, to build our presence as a leading Dynamics 365 partner. It’s an exciting time for our team and our customers.”

Sci-Net is a Gold sponsor of the South Coast Summit – the largest Microsoft Cloud technology conference in the UK – which will attract over 1,400 attendees to Southampton on 15 & 16 October 2021.

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