A look back on razorblue’s rapid growth and our goals for 2024

Written by Dan Kitchen, CEO razorblue 

The second half of this year has been about bettering ourselves, having spent the last three years on a very rapid growth curve – we’ve taken time to analyse our systems, processes and service offerings to make sure they’re ready for the next round of tech change and innovation.  

A huge amount of work has gone into our new Security Operations Centre (SOC), a strategic move to provide full 24/7 proactive security analysis and threat hunting, protecting our clients from cyber risk around the clock. With this ready for launch from early next year, we’re looking forward to making the North East a hub for cyber security skills.  

We’ve also been lucky enough to win three separate Business of the Year awards, a national nomination for MSP of the Year, and a “Growth Explosion” award. We have also won a few partner awards with industry leading giants like Mimecast and N-Able. All these awards are a testament to our entire team. 

In the people department, we were delighted to welcome George Galloway to our commercial team, boasting over 30 years of invaluable IT industry wisdom. We’ve also added a new CFO and expanded our finance team.  

We have also had a whopping 76 new starters this year, making #teamrazorblue even bigger and stronger – investing into our team is a priority, for us, nurturing our people is a no-brainer. In the new year – we’ll see adoption of AI and Microsoft Copilot grow.  

We’ve been improving our skills and credentials in this area and are ready to help businesses take steps on that exciting journey – where they can work more efficiently, and We want to deliver cutting-edge end to-end solutions tailored to our clients’ evolving needs and these services aim to provide seamless business integration, scalability, and data-driven decision-making. 

“It’s not just about innovation; it’s a cost-effective strategy to empower our clients with scalable and industry-compliant solutions, ensuring they thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape.  

We have more strategic acquisitions in the pipeline which will see us expand into new regions and add more services to our portfolio.  

One of the challenges every business faces at the moment is a skill shortage – and we aren’t alone in this. Scaling up to 200 staff isn’t a walk in the park, especially when it comes to employing the right tech talent. 

Staying on top of the tech game is a must for razorblue, and we’re all about keeping those standards high.  

We invest a lot of money to grow our team so they can flourish with us, but we remain firmly focused on our mission to be the go-to IT partner in the region, and the journey is looking good.  

The region has some great businesses and success stories, and it’s a great region to be a part of.  

We’re proud to have joined the Northern Echo’s Level Up campaign, which demonstrates the enormous capabilities and talent in the North East. Sitting on the discussion panels is beneficial – hearing thoughts from other business leaders on how they’re combatting some of the issues we are facing as a business provides us with great insight. 

Now we are very much looking ahead to 2024 and what that brings for us and our clients with some exciting new services we are soon to reveal alongside incorporating advancements in technology and AI into our service offering to bring the very best solutions to our clients across the UK.