North East-based Atlas Cloud has made a raft of new appointments as it steps up its growth ambitions.

Fresh from being included in the prestigious Northern Tech Awards’ Top 100 list for the fourth year in a row, the company has moved into an innovative new hybrid working headquarters, added four new heads to support its growth and revealed a new strapline for its future.

Following the expiry of their existing long-term lease at Newcastle’s Generator Studios, Atlas Cloud sought an innovative new co-working space fit for the hybrid working era.

In the end it opted for a new office in the heart of the city at Maybrook House on Grainger Street, operated by Floe.

The hybrid-style co-working space allows employees to work as they prefer. There’s dedicated office space for employees that work from the office most of the time and room to expand when mostly home-based workers visit, at least once a quarter.

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Following a period of new client wins, Atlas Cloud – which raised a £2m investment two years ago from the Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds (VCTs) – has also added four new roles to its team within the last month.

Zach Bagnall joins as a technical team leader, Sajid Asghar joins as a network and security engineer, while Chris Laidler and Dean Peacock have bolstered service operations, joining as cloud analysts.

The business has unveiled its new tagline – ‘research-led IT services’ – reflecting its approach to understand its customer user base.

CEO Pete Watson said:  “Since our research into hybrid working, we’ve really adapted the business to the hybrid model. The office move is in fact the last piece of the puzzle. We now have colleagues based all over the country, something we never had before the pandemic.

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“The new space is perfect for us, I think we will start to see a lot of businesses adopt the approach. We have our own dedicated space for regular office workers and can spill over into the various co-working areas when required, meaning we can continue to get the whole company together at regular intervals.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength since launching our first cyber security services at the beginning of the year. We’re delighted to repay the faith the economy has put in us by adding these four new roles to our operations.

“Our expansion continues. The cyber security business now offers Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditations and the managed services business has a new flagship XLA service.”