IT firm creates dozens of jobs in Sheffield despite pandemic

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An IT company created 228 jobs - including scores in Sheffield - in the year to September despite the pandemic.

Littlefish says helping companies working from home and an increase in demand for cyber security saw revenues grow 50 per cent year-on-year.

In the year to October 2019, it turned over £19m and made £2.5m profit.

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It opened an office in Steel City House, West Street, in January aiming to create 150 jobs with sales and marketing director Mark Petty said they were just ‘phase one’ of its expansion plans.

Mark Petty, sales and marketing director at Littlefish.Mark Petty, sales and marketing director at Littlefish.
Mark Petty, sales and marketing director at Littlefish.

An office launch party in early March was cancelled as the virus took hold.

The Nottingham-based company said it provides IT support to 70,000 customers on six continents.

Chief executive Steve Robinson, said they had not furloughed anyone.

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He added: “The past six months have been extremely challenging for companies and employees in every business sector. With so much uncertainty we feel privileged to be in a position to continue growing our team and all without having to furlough a single member of staff.”

Clients include the Houses of Parliament, where it has 8,500 users. It also serves local councils which have IT in-house.

Littlefish offers IT services, cyber security, a call centre and helpdesk to customers including paint company Farrow and Ball and the PDSA.

The company is advertising one job in Sheffield currently, a full-time service desk engineer.

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Chloe Fellows, chief people officer, added: “Even though we’ve grown our team by over 33 per cent in six months, we are continuing to recruit across a range of roles to service even more demand from new and existing customers.”

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