IT's time to grow again; TECHNOLOGY: PS4B set for expansion of turnover.Byline: Jenny Waddington
A COVENTRY IT company, which has expanded during the longest recession on record, is looking to double in size again.
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A maker or repairer of barrels and tubs; a cooper. established PS4B in 2005 and has grown the business from a small unit with just one member of staff to a five-strong team.
The company, which is now based at Electric Wharf WHARF. A space of ground artificially prepared for the reception of merchandise from a ship or vessel, so as to promote the convenient loading and discharge of such vessel. , offers IT support, networking, troubleshooting Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving. It is the systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved. Troubleshooting is often a process of elimination - eliminating potential causes of a problem. and IT disaster recovery.
It has a growing list of clients from single-person operations to major corporations and has already reached a turnover of pounds 500,000 a year.
Mr Hooper wants to double that by expanding his client list, increasing his technical support staff and moving into a larger building.
He said: "You never know what is around the corner and when we set-up PS4B, nobody was predicting a recession.
"We have grown year on year and I am delighted so far but my aim is to become a pounds 1 million turnover company and that will mean growing the team even further.
"It is difficult to put your finger on why you have been successful but first and foremost, it has been down to having a very good technical team, which is crucial in the IT industry.
"Good customer service is something we also pride ourselves on and that is always going to be tested during an economic downturn Downturn
The transition point between a rising, expanding economy to a falling, contracting one.
A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity. when businesses are looking for as much help as possible.
"When it comes to IT systems, companies want them up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year and we have to ensure that happens for them.
"Our range of clients shows just how flexible we can because there is no one-size-fitsall solution to IT and we have to find cost-effective systems that make our customers competitive in their marketplace."
ON THE UP ... Rob Blow, Amar Iqbal, Carl Shuttleworth, Kerry Hooper and Richard Hooper of Coventry firm PS4B who are looking to double turnover after a period of rapid growth.