Software development firm Godel has hailed another record year as annual turnover surged by more than 50 per cent in 2017.
The Manchester-based company reported revenue of £13.8m for the 12 months to December 2017. This was an increase of 53 per cent from the £9m generated in 2016.
Godel also won a string of awards last year, including the Hiscox Sunday Times Tech Track award for Best Management Team.
It was also included in the Forbes top 500 global software companies and acknowledged as a fast growing company in the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA
“This year has really put Godel on the map, with clients and prospects, but also within our industry being recognised by our partners and industry peers,” said chief executive Neil Turvin.
“Demand for our software development skills by large UK brands like Virgin Holidays, Experian and The White Company continues, as does the need to grow their teams so they can scale their businesses rapidly to keep up with the demand that our increasingly digital world brings.”
In 2017 Godel invested £500,000 in enhancing its dedicated cloud and DevOps division, created new management roles in DevOps and Quality Assurance to support it and has been awarded several Microsoft and Amazon Web Services partner accreditations.
Employee count also grew by 50 per cent and is expected to do so again in 2018.
Turvin said: “We have an extremely strong forecast heading into 2018 covering a wide range of different technologies including .Net, Java, PHP, cloud, business intelligence, AI and machine learning as well as automation and quality assurance projects – this is on top of significantly growing the existing customer base.
“It’s been a truly meteoric year for the company – we’ve hired some of the best people and invested in training and accreditations – but we’ve stuck to our mantra of doing the right thing by clients and doing software development properly, and that is at the heart of our success.”