Phoenix continues on the growth curve

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PHOENIX Software has reported its fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth, bringing annual sales to £84m.

The privately owned company said operating profits rose 28 per cent to £5m in the year ending October 2012. Phoenix said it saw strong trading across the board, particularly in the public sector.

The Pocklington-based company has won lucrative Government IT contracts as well as valuable work with a group of universities in the south of England.

The business describes itself as a value-added reseller and has working relationships with software vendors including Microsoft, IBM, Adobe and Novell.

John Forsyth, managing director, said: “Our new business pipeline for 2013 looks potentially as exciting, if not more so, than that which we achieved in 2012.

“Our business plan for the next 12 months is ambitious, but we believe that the combination of strong customer demand across all our traditional sectors, combined with our track record and experience will allow Phoenix to continue delivering sustainable growth.”

Annual sales rose 13.6 per cent last year. Staff numbers rose 4 per cent to 123 to support the growth.

Phoenix is recruiting managers and sales staff to help the company achieve its growth plans.

The company provides software services including licensing, asset management and IT infrastructure. It was founded in 1990 and sells across the globe with customers in the US and Australia.