Revenue rebound for Glaswegian IT recruiters



IT recruitment firm Be-IT has taken advantage of the pandemic-driven digital transformation across a variety of sectors and is on course to grow revenues by 20% on 2019/20 levels.

Over the first half of this year, the Glasgow-headquartered business moved to secure the best talent to satisfy the surge in demand, filling 35 to 40 new roles a month.

To maintain growth, Be-IT also expects to significantly expand its own team in the coming months.

Managing director Nikola Kelly said: “Despite the challenges of the last year we were able to remain in profit.

“The beginning for 2021 has been hugely encouraging and we are confident of getting revenue to the £14m mark for the year.

“There has been a 50% increase in demand for contract staff, and the market is buoyant overall.”

Established in 2013, Be-IT now has around 200 buying clients across the UK.

A reshuffle of the leadership team has created four new director roles, with Sean Gilger and Matt Druce promoted to client delivery directors, while Stuart Alexander and Christina Hall have been made client directors.

Michael Phair remains operations director.

Chief executive Gareth Biggerstaff said: “The promotions are testament to the success and experience of our leadership team – it gives us the secured capability and skills we need to continue to deliver to the markets ever increasing demand.”

Following a consultation with staff, Be-IT will also move to a hybrid working model. Home and office working will be split 60/40 and the Edinburgh office lease will not be renewed.

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Kelly added: “We have listened to our staff and have introduced greater flexibility for them to ensure that while we help our clients recruit the best of breed, we employ the best recruiters in the market.

“We are hiring again and over the next month will see our own headcount increase by 20%.”

In March, Be-IT launched a new consultancy division, Be-IT Projects, which uses a pool of technology professionals help businesses manage and execute large-scale digital transformations.

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