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Marlow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, 2010/08/20 - IT provider Softcat, The Sunday Times’ Best Small Company to Work For in 2010, has selected two of its high-achieving young managers to run the new office it will open in Moorgate, central London, this October.
Regional sales manager Richard Wyn Griffith, 31, and team leader Danielle Binnee, 35, will run the new office as a partnership.
Over the next three years, the fast-growing company is looking to augment its London team by recruiting 100 high-quality graduates in sales, account management and support positions. A key challenge the management team faces will be to instil the company’s positive ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos into the new recruits. Following three weeks of initial training at Softcat’s head office in Marlow, the new employees will work alongside current employees moving to the London office.
“I think our quirky culture is a big part of what makes us so attractive to a lot of graduates,” commented Mr Wyn Griffith. “We’re excited about transferring the Softcat ethos to the London office. Of course, it’s good for our customers to see that we’re expanding, but the main reason we’re building a presence in London is to attract the thousands of bright graduates who choose to live there.”
“We want to hit the ground running,” added Ms Binnee. “To achieve that, we are looking to recruit and retain staff of a special calibre. We are here to motivate them, and give them the support they need to look after our customers and drive the business forward.”
Softcat has a reputation as an award-winning top employer. As well as giving its staff clear opportunities to progress in their careers, it offers student loan contributions, healthcare and dental plans, a company contributory pension, half-day holidays on employees’ birthdays, lunch at exclusive restaurants, and team-building activities. The company rewards high-performing employees with trips to exotic locations.
Softcat (softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat was founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs over 230 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £114 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.
The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 1,500 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.
As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.