Sales have grown by almost two thirds at Leeds-based BigChange, company of Connect Yorkshire EIR Martin Port, after the workforce technology company secured more than 250 new customers in 2018.
Full-year sales at the company reached £11m in 2018, a 65 per cent year-on-year increase, while profit before tax grew to £1.4m, almost three times the level achieved in 2017.
BigChange attracted more than 250 new customers during the year, and signed new business contracts worth £16m.
Martin Port, founder and chief executive of BigChange, said: “2018 was a stellar year for growth at BigChange. We’ve made significant investments in sales, marketing, product development and customer support, and these have been rewarded through substantial increases to both sales and profitability.
“We will be scaling up our activities significantly in 2019, with strategic acquisitions and international expansion planned for France, Germany and the US. We are targeting over £25m in new contract wins and full year sales in excess of £17m in 2019.”
BigChange is behind the ‘Jobwatch’ technology that helps manage, schedule, and track mobile workforces and transport operations. New subscribers in 2018 included Arco, Braemar Shipping Services, BID Group, Recycling Lives, Jackson Fire & Security, PHMG and Snorkel UK.
Growing demand for JobWatch in 2018 coincided with the creation of more than 40 new jobs.