A leading software developer for the transport and logistics sector is celebrating its 40th birthday in style by moving to new offices in Bromsgrove and inviting their local MP, Sajid Javid, along for a visit.
Vigo Software, which supports more than 5,500 users to manage their business processes, fleets and customers, has invested £500,000 into relocation to Topaz Business Park, creating a modern workspace for its rapidly expanding team.
Backed by the ERDF funded Birmingham City Council Business Growth Programme 2 Grant, the company has taken on twelve new people and grown revenues 14 per cent over the past twelve months and the expectation is that sales will rise to a record-breaking £4 million.
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and MP for Bromsgrove, was invited to take a look at the new surroundings and toured the 5,000 sq ft office and witnessed a demo of the firm’s Mobilise software.
John Vickers, Managing Director of Vigo Software, said: “Our old offices were a series of barn conversions, which was starting to hamper team collaboration. To build exciting new products and solve problems faster we needed to develop a creative space.
“We needed additional space and a property where we could shape our own environment that enhances the way we work. There are also some cool features that encourage collaboration, innovation and ensures staff have the opportunity to excel.”
He continued: “The Topaz Business Park offices are all open plan but zoned as a nod to our old Tardebigge base. We’ve invested in motorised adjustable desks for standing or seating options, installed enterprise grade WIFI to facilitate hot desking and, importantly we now have a Technology Scrum area to encourage product development and cross-functional collaboration.”
John went on add: “We are pallet network specialists, so much so that our software runs the operations of one of the biggest pallet networks in the UK, providing hub technology, a customer portal, transport and warehouse management systems.
“This is just the start. A lot of time and investment is going into developing additional features for existing platforms and, importantly, a brand-new technology stack that will allow us to launch a new solution for the logistics and supply chain sectors.
“To deliver great products and services we have recognised we need great staff. We’ve created twelve new jobs in the last year and are continuing to recruit for more software developers and technical engineers.”
Sajid Javid, Member of Parliament for Bromsgrove, added: “It was fantastic to officially open the new offices of Vigo Software, tour the impressive site and speak with their dedicated team.
“Local businesses, such as Vigo, are a powerful driver of innovation and employment and I wish them the very best in their new home.”