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‘Well-kept secret’ aims to recruit more staff
11:19am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Business
AN ambitious North-East software firm is to recruit more staff after receiving a cash injection.
Global Management Platform (GMP), which supplies clients in the property development and financial services industries, secured investment from Northern Ventures, which is committed to building successful, high-growth businesses across the region.
GMP, based at NETPark, Durham County Council’s science and technology hub near Sedgefield, was chosen from 50 applicants to join a UKTI trade mission to Dubai. The company appointed Keith Baldwin as non-executive chairman earlier this year, to help drive growth.
Kevin Maddison, GMP managing director, said: “The investment from Northern Ventures was seen as a milestone in the company’s development.
Our clients believe we are a well-kept secret. As we grow, our plan is to increase the staff levels by three in the next 12 months, mainly in the sales and customer support areas of the business.”
He also said that the company would continue to use local data centres rather than source cheaper suppliers overseas.
Councillor Neil Foster, the council’s cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “I firmly believe that the unique support and facility packages we provide at NETPark are key to the park’s continuing success and growing reputation, nationally and internationally, as an excellent place from which to do business.
“I am delighted with GMP’s expansion plans and look forward to watching them grow further.”