The boss of a Manchester-based tech company has described two senior promotions as the biggest in the company’s 10-year history.

Ruth Hall said the appointment of Ben Turner as head of technical operational delivery and Lyndsay Fielding as head of finance, systems and people management would help the company grow turnover to £3m in 2021.

Hall, who was runner-up in the 2006 series of The Apprentice under her previous name of Ruth Badger, said: “Our biggest assets are our staff and Ben and Lyndsay will really strengthen the senior leadership team.

“2020 has been an amazing year in that we’ve grown our customer base, workforce and moved into new offices in Manchester city centre and the promotions of Ben and Lyndsay mean we can continue to push for growth and improvement in 2021.

“Covid-19 saw some project work put on hold but next year looks very positive and these changes ensure we have the leadership to deliver it.”

As well as offering managed IT support, Everything Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and helps companies transform their business through the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace technology.

Based in a 2,500 sq ft office in Hanover House, Charlotte Street, Everything Tech was founded in 2010 and employs 32 people.

It’s co-owned by sales and marketing director Lee Wrall, technical director Anthony Hautin and managing director Hall.

Everything Tech has 144 customers and services over 2,500 users.

Despite the impact of Covid-19 the company’s turnover grew by 28 per cent for the 12 months to the end of September 2020 with the target of hitting £3m next year.

In describing the appointments Hall said Turner would focus on the technical delivery side of the business while Fielding would concentrate on the operational side.

“Ben has been with Everything Tech for four years so the company’s values are in his DNA,” said Hall.

“We needed someone to take senior accountability for the day-to-day service delivery as we need to make sure we have the leadership capability to grow. Ben was the perfect person.”

Fielding has been promoted from administration manager to the role of head of finance, systems and people management.

Hall said: “Having the right systems in place and the culture is business critical. Lyndsay has worked with us for three years and is ideally suited to take the business forward on the next chapter of our story. These are the biggest promotions we’ve ever made in the business.”

Everything Tech recently made eight new hires and has a customer retention rate of more than 98%.