Belshill-headquartered software testing company, Edge Testing Solutions, has experienced a record growth year, which saw the company increase its presence in England by 50 per cent alongside the addition of 15 new clients to its portfolio.
The company’s rapid growth in England came as a result of adding new clients to its roster in the Midlands, served by its Digital Test Hubs in Scotland and Birmingham and the appointment of David Singleton as Regional Manager for England and Wales – a new role created as part of Edge Testing’s nationwide expansion strategy.
Working with Directors Rob Maxfield and Richard Mort, who are responsible for new business, David’s focus for growing the business’ turnover through new contract wins has seen Edge Testing’s footprint expand in England including the expansion of the office in Birmingham. Alongside this regional growth, the software testing company has also established a Northern team, headed up by new senior-level appointees, Kelly White and Julian Lawless as Service Delivery Managers. Kelly and Julian were appointed to spearhead Edge Testing’s growth across Cheshire, Manchester and Lancashire, and the Yorkshire regions respectively. An additional Digital Test Hub in Manchester opened in February to serve clients in the North.
Edge Testing’s series of senior-level recruitment started at the beginning of 2018 with the appointment of Sharon Hamilton as Managing Director and, since then, Edge Testing has also welcomed 15 new clients.
The new client contracts total £2.5m and cover a variety of software testing services for companies in multiple industries, including the gas and electricity, consumer credit and finance, and public sectors.
Sharon commented: “When I took on the role of MD at the start of 2018, I anticipated a positive growth, boosted by the wider testing sector expertise and synergies from our parent company Eurofins. Over the past 12 months, the continued improvement of our delivery of testing services and the addition of several new initiatives, including opening a third digital test hub (DTH) in Manchester this month and the launch of a new Security Division, has resulted in a strong year for Edge Testing.”
Edge Testing’s focus on recruitment and expansion saw the 100th graduate successfully pass through its Edge Academy software testing education programme in May 2018. Now in its 12th year of trading, Edge Academy is just a part of Edge Testing’s continued growth. With a team of over 250 people, Edge Testing has seen growth year-on-year and boasts some of the UK’s premier testing thought leaders and experts in the industry.