ABOUT THE COMPANY
Infinity Works is a Software Consultancy with offices in Leeds and London. Consisting of leading IT Engineers and Technologists, offering a variety of consultancy services to help organisations solve any problem, deliver any project and strengthen their organisation.
Specialising in Agile / Lean methods the team offer a range of services, through a no nonsense approach and total transparency with clients’
- Project, Programme and Portfolio Delivery
- Dev Ops and Engineering across various IT systems and services
- Organisational Optimisation practices.
Infinity Works has seen tremendous growth over the last 12-18 months, growing existing key accounts with other Leeds based firms such as NHS Digital and SkyBet, at the same time as establishing new customer accounts. A good proportion of those new customers were requesting that work was completed by their specialist teams in Leeds.
With great new work opportunities coming in, the space they had just wasn’t enough!!
Paul Henshaw, just one of Infinity Works 6 dynamic directors said
“The rate of growth was fantastic, but after starting out hot-desking at coffee shops and cafés, and on occasion, the local pub, the decision to commit to leased space was a big one to make!”
Back in 2014, the team had initially linked up with the Tech Hub, though Leeds Beckett University and had taken advantage of the incubation to present a professional frontage to manage bigger clients as they continued to expand. They then moved to their first tiny office in Leeds, and as a result, more work and more recruitment followed! This led to a move to the first big office in Leeds in November 2016.
“Having the initial network through the Tech Hub, and having the support of our growth manager, has been vital to us – It’s not easy for new businesses to know what’s out there and what they could be using to accelerate their growth – The LEP growth managers have been so helpful signposting us to business growth support we can really take advantage of. I recommend to anyone who is starting out, reach out for help – This sort of stuff really saves time for me as a business director, and seriously save money and time – a resource no new business can afford to waste”
Fast forward to 2016 and the continued growth opened up further opportunity, but, with further challenges and costs!
As growth over the previous 2 years showed, there was great demand for the service in the regions Infinity Works operated in and those further afield.
The company planned to build their client base across Leeds and London whilst continuing to provide a great service for existing clients.
Moving to a new larger Leeds office was the way to address this, and with the help of grant funding through the AD:VENTURE programme, has enabled the team to transform the office into a collaborative working space with the capacity to help run and drive new customer accounts, in addition they now have the space to deliver community events!
An example of the is the Agile in Leeds Meet Up Group
The company used the funding from AD:VENTURE to help leverage the benefits their new 10,000 square feet office space provides.
The grant application was a success, and the company secured £16,400 towards the project costs. The new office will support recruitment of 12 new staff members, including graduate recruits and high skilled IT engineering roles.
The team are now in the new office, and excited about more growth yet to come.
Paul says “We loved working with Bal at AD:VENTURE as the grant process was surprisingly simple. Having our business plan and strategy in place was a key element of this of course, but Bal and the team were happy to support wherever possible and helped us right through the application, to getting the thumbs up at the grant panel!”
Infinity Works are going to infinity……and beyond!!
Watch this space……….
To find out more about Infinity Works, their progress, services and events visit www.infinityworks.com
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