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FAST-growth IT firm Onyx Group, which employs around 50 in Middlesbrough, is opening a new workplace recovery centre in Edinburgh as it looks to boost turnover to pounds 23m this year.

The new centre, based at Sirius House, South Gyle South Gyle is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland, lying on the western edge of the city and to the south and west of an area of former marshland once known as the Gogarloch, on the edge of Corstorphine. , will offer managed workspace for up to 250 people in the event of firms needing to relocate due to a disaster.

It will link up with Onyx's Glasgow-based workplace recovery and data centre and become the new base for staff at the group's Dalkeith and Falkirk offices.

CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Neil Stephenson said businesses were coming under increasing regulatory pressure to protect their assets.

"While more serious threats to a business such as terrorism are rare, power outages, fires or even denial of access to office facilities can cause irreparable ir·rep·a·ra·ble  
Impossible to repair, rectify, or amend: irreparable harm; irreparable damages.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin
 damage," he said.

The facility builds on Onyx's growing presence in Scotland following acquisitions of Falkirk and Glasgow-based Campbell Lee and Dundas IT in Edinburgh last year.

The group has targeted expansion in Scotland, with nearly half of its 100-strong team based in the former Glasgow, Dalkeith and Falkirk offices.

It has also secured a string of overseas orders including work from Dubai World, the owner of P& O Ferries and Legoland..


EMERGENCY HELP: Onyx Group Chief Executive Officer Neil Stephenson
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 24, 2009
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