UKFast challenges economic climate with strong growth plan
Released on: February 7, 2008, 8:25 am
Press Release Author: Jonathan Bowers/ UKFast
Industry: Internet & Online
Press Release Summary: Despite the uncertain economic climate, Manchester-based ISP, UKFast, has announced its intention to double staff and revenues in 2008 taking employee numbers to over 100 and aiming for an ambitious £8m. Last year the company grew from 25 to 50 people, making it one of the fastest growing hosting providers in Europe.
Press Release Body: Despite the uncertain economic climate, UKFast has announced its intention to double revenue and raise staff numbers to 100+ over the course of this year. The Manchester based ISP has increased income from £500,000 to £4.2m since 2004 and aims for £8m in '08 in spite of concerns that the UK may face a financial slow down.
The company, which is the ISPA's Best Hosting Provider 2005, 2006 and 2007, reached 50 employees at the end of 2007, moved into brand new offices at the top of Manchester's City Tower and opened a new suite at its data centre MANOC2.
Managing Director, Lawrence Jones, said: "While other industries face uncertain times, we're confident that the UK's businesses continue to need our Internet services. We will deliver on our promises by hiring the most experienced, qualified candidates using a three tier interview process and psychometric testing to ascertain compatibility with our young professional company ethos."
The first appointments of the New Year have already been made with the employment of an HR team, responsible for hiring new staff for the sales, tech, accounts and marketing departments.
Tasked with running a series of recruitment days over the course of the year, the goal is to find the region's talented graduates and skilled workers and keep them in the North West with the offer of ambitious career opportunities. In the last week UKFast learned of its nomination for an ISPA award once again. If the company wins for the fourth consecutive year it will smash both its own personal records and those of the ISPA.
"This year is going to be hard work," said Jones. "But if we do it right it'll be great. So bring it on."