This IT firm has opened a new office in Sheffield and needs 150 staff

One hundred and fifty jobs are on offer in Sheffield after an IT company opened a new office in the city.

By David Walsh
Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 10:12 am

Littlefish has taken a full floor in Steel City House and says it needs new staff now.

It offers IT services, cyber security, a call centre and helpdesk to customers including the Houses of Parliament, paint company Farrow and Ball, the PDSA and NSK, one of the world’s largest makers of ball bearings.

Mark Petty, sales and marketing director, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new, strategically-important Sheffield office.

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Mark Petty, sales and marketing director at Littlefish.

“Geographic expansion is a must for us as we continue to secure new customers.”

Headquartered in Nottingham, Littlefish has customers on six continents and works in seven languages. Bosses say the move will see them create up to 150 jobs in the local area during 2020.

Vacancies on the website include IT infrastructure engineer, IT service delivery manager and IT service desk team leader.

Steve Robinson, chief executive and co-founder at Littlefish said: “The decision to expand our footprint in the UK and open a second major service centre here in Sheffield was due to the exceptional levels of digital talent in the city and the surrounding areas, the fantastic transport links, and the superb universities, but also because Sheffield is a creative and vibrant city that we feel has a huge amount to offer our people.”

Littlefish helpdesk centre

The move coincides with both another record-breaking year for Littlefish.

The announcement comes a month after another IT company moved into city centre to accelerate growth.

DeeperThanBlue has taken space at Victoria Quays in a bid to land more clients in the city after working all over the country from its former base in Killamarsh.

The firm employs 35, has hired five in the last year and is advertising three jobs.

Steel City House.

It sells software and services, such as ecommerce and analytics, to firms including sandwich maker Greencore and kitchen company Symphony. Revenue is growing 10 per cent year-on-year.

Their new Grade II listed office, the Terminal Warehouse, was constructed as the terminus of the Sheffield Canal and is ‘at the heart of Sheffield’s industrial past and economic future,’ he added.

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