"Its widely accepted that software is empowering the world and almost all large corporations have now actually become software development companies. "
Turnover at Clearvision rose to more than £22m at the end of 2017 (from £17.3m in its previous financial year) a 27% YOY increase.
Founder and CEO Gerry Tombs attributes the phenomenal growth to the continued trend for digital transformation across all business types and size, as well as Clearvision’s innovations and expansion into new areas, in particular its capability to take teams and technology to the cloud. The independently owned business operates across five locations, with headquarters in Southampton (UK), and employs 90 people.
In addition to maintaining strong relationships with existing clients, Clearvision gained more than 100 new clients in 2017, including Apple, Fox, Bentley, Blackberry, BT TV, Money Supermarket and Playtech Software Limited.
Formed in 2005, Clearvision counts Aer Lingus, RBS, Vodafone, P&G and Tinder amongst its customers and has helped hundreds of leading organisations manage transformation in their IT and operations.
As well as providing software development tools, support and added-value-services, Clearvision offers training and consultancy. It bolsters organisations’ DevOps cultures, engenders collaborative working and helps businesses take their technology to the cloud.
Clearvision is also home to ClearHub (https://www.clearhub.tech/about-clearhub) - an online marketplace for clients to find long-term self-employed Atlassian skilled contractors – created to counter the tech skills shortage.
Clearvision’s CEO, Gerry Tombs comments: “While we’ve enjoyed year on year growth as a business, this last financial year has been particularly strong for us and is set to continue.
“It’s widely accepted that software is empowering the world and almost all large corporations have now actually become software development companies. Software development has become instrumental to all business.
“The speed of change, especially in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) space, means there is increasing demand for our breadth of services and skills to enable businesses to not only implement changes necessary to keep up in today’s digitalised world but to drive through innovation and stay ahead. The number of businesses calling on our expertise in hosting Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an upward trend that’s set to gather even more pace in the coming year.
“While we work with businesses of all sizes, as an enterprise-certified Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner we continue to attract large enterprises and the public sector – providing consultancy, technical implementation, hosting, training and support packages for JIRA, Confluence and the rest of the Atlassian stack.”
Gerry added: “The firm’s strategy has always been to focus on, and adapt to, the expanding needs of software development teams; to help businesses source best in breed tools and provide the services and ongoing support they need. Building capability through the development of their software is more important than ever to businesses and they recognise the value we’re able to add to this.
“Growth has been particularly strong four significant areas, these include the rise of DevOps whereby we’re not only supporting businesses with the tools to enable this shift but also the cultural changes required to become a DevOps business.
“Similarly, there is a huge trend for customers moving from on-premise servers to cloud solutions and, as a result, we have experienced a significant rise in the uptake of Clearvision’s cloud hosted offering. We expect this to be another key area of growth in the coming year.
“Atlassian tools are becoming the standard for software development teams, coupled with an
uptake of agile methods across the software industry, meaning a greater need for the collaboration tools we offer.
“And finally, the market for skilled Atlassian contractors is growing rapidly and our ClearHub platform is supporting a change in the way the industry employs IT contractors. ClearHub is going from strength to strength and we’re attracting some major organisations - last year Apple, Fox and UBS all became ClearHub customers.”
Gerry added: “We’re confident that this will be another record year.
“As well as building on our core services, we we expect to see further uptake of Jira Service Desk, hosted platforms and consultancy. We also have a number of exciting new developments planned as we expand further into new areas, most imminently the launch of a new service to enable even greater levels of collaboration when IT teams are working remotely.”