Cyber and Tech

Recruitment drive as tech firm goes from strength to strength

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 11 June 2020 7:43

The drive to online has only strengthened the consistent growth already being experienced at a Gloucestershire tech firm. 

The Tewkesbury-based business said it “continued to go from strength to strength” and has already increased headcount by nearly 50 per cent during the last financial year. 

Data collection specialist SmartSurvey, based at Basepoint Business Centre, said it “has just taken on yet another employee and is continuing to recruit for front and back-end developers as it looks to further strengthen the look, feel and functionality of its increasingly popular survey software”. 

Staff numbers at the firm, which has national and international clients, have now reached 28 and turnover has been growing annually by 30 per cent.  

Mo Naser, chief executive officer of the firm which launched in 2010, said despite its good news it was well aware it too this was a challenging period for business. 

“We are all currently living through unprecedented times. And while the transition to new working environments has been relatively smooth for us, we appreciate it’s been exceptionally challenging for many other companies,” said Mr Naser, whose company is ISO 27001 accredited and Cyber Essentials Plus Certified. 

Ultimately, we need to keep as many businesses operating as we can, as future job creation and growth of the economy will determine how well we can bounce back after this crisis is over. 

“If we can help any businesses through our software, we would be very happy to do so, and would encourage them to get in touch with us through our website.” 

SmartSurvey said the move to remote working had been “smooth” for the firm due to the mature of its business and allowed it to “embrace the latest remote working technology such as Microsoft teams”. 

A statement from the business said: “Since the Covid-19 outbreak the data collection company has been inundated by organisations wanting to use its survey software. 

“The use cases have been diverse, from businesses looking to connect with employees now working from home, schools connecting with parents and pupils due to closures, to local authorities connecting with vulnerable members of the community to understand how they can best serve them 

“However, despite its own success, the company is also very aware of what’s happening in the business community and the role it can play in helping other businesses to get back on their feet.