Tech firm moves into Sheffield city centre in bid to accelerate growth

A successful Sheffield tech firm has moved into the city centre to accelerate growth.

By David Walsh
Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:45 am
Co-founder Tony Gallardo-Vega, left, with the DTB team.
Co-founder Tony Gallardo-Vega, left, with the DTB team.

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 six in the last year and is advertising three jobs.

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.

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DeeperThanBlue's new base at Victoria Quays, Sheffield.

Co-founder Chris Booker said they wanted to “give something back” to the area which had been host to their success by using their skills to boost local firms and hiring Sheffield graduates.

He added: “We’ve got a good pipeline of projects going in 2020. Now the election is over it should make clients more confident. We’re hoping to grow the business even more next year.

We want to give something back into Sheffield by bringing our skills from working nationally and internationally to Sheffield clients.”

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.

It was also close to transport links including, rail, tram, car, bus and even barge. And the location offered staff more amenities.

“As a digital technology company, our main drivers for the move, aside from the need for more space, is to do our part in attracting technology business and projects to the North and to be part of Sheffield’s regeneration into a commercial and residential hotspot.”

Mr Booker set up the firm with Tony Gallardo-Vega five-and-a-half years ago. It also has an office in Manchester.