Manchester-headquartered resourcing business BrightBox has announced ambitious plans following a period of strong growth and business investment.

With development across key service areas and a string of strategic hires, CEO Stuart Houghton is now driving further expansion after achieving high double-digit growth across all business units, including its onshore and nearshore service lines.

BrightBox was formed in 2016, operating as a trading brand of a fast-growth global FinTech, of which Houghton was a founder.

Originally established to help the software business source great technology resources, BrightBox went on to support multiple corporate, technology and consulting organisations who were experiencing their own people resourcing challenges.

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Following a takeover in early 2021, Houghton is leading BrightBox through its next phase of growth, working with the global tech community and providing access to technology skills.

The business now works with a broad range of customers including exciting growth scale-ups such as BankiFi, Cardeo and Smarter Contracts, established corporates such as BP and ATOS, and professional services organisations such as Sia Partners and CGI, deploying business and technology resources and associates across varying customer projects.

CEO Houghton said: “The need for access to technology skills and resource has never been greater, however, we are seeing the market struggle to access the right level of skilled and experienced resources to meet demand.

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“Coupled with the progression of collaboration tools, in addition to the move towards a hybrid working model, we have seen a shifting mindset towards more innovative resourcing models embracing nearshore and offshore resourcing, as well as traditional UK-based onshore services.

“Our business model embraces these changes, and we are now working with an increasing number of businesses that are looking for this support.”

BrightBox have invested in strengthening their team and their resourcing platform, Vista, and following a strong 12-month performance, they are looking to continue a strong growth in revenues and their customer base over the next year.