Software consultancy Codurance has made a cluster of hires in Manchester following record revenues of over £8 million.
The London consultancy, which also has an office in Barcelona, has a client base that includes ASOS, Santander and Cazoo, the UK’s fastest growing unicorn.
Amelia Bampton is Regional Director of Codurance UK North having joined from Chicago company ThoughtWorks in July last year.
The Cheshire-born 38-year-old – who boasts almost two decades experience in tech – has since recruited seven people to meet market demand for high quality software solutions.
Headcount at Codurance’s three offices already stands at over a 100.
Bampton, formerly of JD Williams and Vodafone, said: “Codurance Manchester is enjoying being part of a thriving technology-driven city.
“We also have four further new starters joining us in the coming weeks as we continue toward our goal of raising the bar in the software industry through professionalism and technical excellence.”
Bampton, who heads the Manchester operation from 2 Mount Street in the city centre, added: “Having achieved company-wide year-on-year growth for several years, with last year being 97%, Codurance’s Manchester team are taking the benefits they experienced from remote working over the last year and enjoying working in the office on occasions when they want flexibility.”
Codurance was founded in 2013 by Sandro Mancuso and Mashooq Badar following the pair’s launch of the London Software Craftsmanship Community – the first and now largest of its kind in Europe – three years earlier.
Foundations of craftsmanship and community remain intrinsic to Codurance’s delivery of client services and its management of both recruitment and retention of talent.
Mat Padley, Khoovi Seewoonauth, Alistair Findlay, Paul Aldred-Bann and Matthew Hughes recently joined Codurance Manchester from BJSS, mkodo, Auden, On the Beach and Code Computer Love respectively.
Other new recruits include Kirsten Osborn, formerly employed by Manchester Metropolitan University, as Agile Delivery Manager, and Client Account Manager Nicole Smith, previously of Mediaburst and Mobica.
Smith said: “Having spent seven years working within the technology industry, Codurance has a very refreshing approach. Quality is at the heart of everything here from our software development and methodologies, to employee values and career progression.
“I was instantly attracted to the notion of growing the Northern territory and replicating the successes the business has seen in our London and Barcelona offices.”
Bampton is helping to fill multiple roles at Codurance’s London and Manchester offices. There are currently 12 positions open across the two offices.
“It’s been fantastic to be in a position of exploring the talent pool here in Manchester,” she said.
“As recognised industry leaders in the use of quality practices and expertise, such as XP, Software Modernisation, Product Development and DevOps, we look forward to welcoming more new people to not just Codurance, but to Manchester’s continually growing tech ecosystem.
“Codurance’s primary aim of helping businesses establish and evolve their software development capability so that it is aligned to their business goals, has not changed and we are excited to be collaborating with such a wide variety of employers here at the centre of the Northern Powerhouse.”