Martin Port’s tech firm moves to new office to accommodate growth

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SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR Martin Port has invested in new office space to accommodate the growth of his latest technology business.

The managing director of Big Change has taken a five-year lease at Temple Point Business Park in Colton, east Leeds.

He said: “The company has grown rapidly over the last three years, we now employ over 30 people and have outgrown our current offices in Leeds.

“The new offices we will occupy are a perfect match of our requirements.”

BigChange uses latest technology to help companies manage mobile workforces. Its JobWatch system allows companies of all sizes improve customer service and quality, business productivity, driver behaviour and risk management.

It has built-in transport and service management, customer relationship management, job scheduling, resource time management, health and safety, equipment and stock management, mobile apps, financial features and vehicle tracking.

Earlier this year, BigChange teamed up with SmartWitness in-vehicle CCTV cameras to add video functionality to its system.

Mr Port has a track record in the telematics sector. He sold his previous venture, Masternaut UK, for an estimated £20m in 2009.

Elizabeth Ridler, partner at property agents Knight Frank, said: “This is an excellent letting in the challenging out-of-town office market. This strategic location of Temple Point, adjacent to Junction Yorkshire’s superb network, was a significant factor in the letting, as was the quality of the building, the landscaped environment and the ample parking facilities.”