Rob Nightingale; Briony Heyhoe-Pullar; Mark Pullar; Pete Murray

Systems consultancy makes senior appointment to support trebled turnover

A West Yorkshire business systems consultancy has made a senior appointment as the company prepares for three-fold growth.

Huddersfield-based All My Systems has recruited experienced business analyst Rob Nightingale. Responsible for devising and configuring process-led technologies for the company’s expanding client base, he will increase capacity in the team as All My Systems prepares for a significant hike in turnover.

The five-strong firm has recorded turnover of £145,000 for the current financial year. But early indications show that the company is on track to secure £444,000 of work for the 2017-18 period.

The hunt is therefore on for a sixth team member – a second business analyst – to support this next chapter of development, as well as an apprentice. A second office at The Craggs Country Business Park in Calderdale has also been secured, meaning All My Systems now has a rural base to complement the town centre HQ at the 3M BIC in Huddersfield.

The young micro-company has had an exciting three years since it was established in the spring of 2014. The brainchild of IT expert Mark Pullar, it has grown to become a respected information systems consultancy which offers the Microsoft technology and expertise to optimise data and processes that fuel business growth.

One of the team’s most exciting 2016 projects was a 12-month assignment with KPMG which included the training of 13,000 CRM (Customer Relationship Management) users and the spearheading of a change management programme. But enquiries continue to flood in from both national blue-chip firms and local SMEs, with a CRM and data project for Craggs Energy among the most recent client wins.

Commenting on the company’s growth, founder and managing director Mark said: “It’s been a whirlwind time for us, but it feels quite significant that, as we mark three years in business, we’re also projecting three times greater turnover for the next financial year.

“I think the evolution of our company to date is also a result of three key factors. We’ve got a highly specialist team, recruited from the local area, with technical skills that you would normally only find in organisations at least five times our size. We’ve also purposefully designed the business, from the outset, to scale it. This means that as we grow, we become even more productive and efficient than before!

“But, perhaps most importantly, I think there is an appetite among UK businesses, to turn to niche consultancies, such as ours, as they strive to work smarter. Gone are the days of hiring big, multi-disciplined suppliers, purely because of their size. There is a greater tendency to seek out experts – rather than generalists – with a depth of knowledge in their specific field. This has stood us in good stead to expand and is the real reason why our forward order book is strong.”