Technology group boosts growth by helping businesses move to the Cloud
A North West technology group that specialises in advanced digital training, technology recruitment and cloud and IoT (internet of things) consultancy, has experienced significant growth over the past year.
IN4.0 Group has grown at 50% year-on-year, with more than 80% growth during the COVID lockdown compared with the same period last year.
This was achieved through major contract wins and increased demand from businesses requiring support in cloud and digital adoption as a direct result of COVID-19.
It means that IN4.0 Group is expecting to exceed £1m in new revenue this year.
With offices at The Landing in MediaCityUK and the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, IN4.0 has seen double-digit growth across all its businesses and is actively expanding its operations organically and through acquisitions.
Later this year the group also intends to launch a dedicated pan-Northern investment seed fund, supporting the acceleration of diverse home-grown technology start-ups and scale-ups.
Mo Isap, founder and chief executive of IN4.0 Group and co-chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are seeing a growing trend for businesses who are actively looking to adopt digital technology into their existing systems or develop new ones.
“We are supporting as many companies as we can with introducing these digital processes so they can quickly recover and future-proof their businesses.
“Whether they need help with upskilling teams or recruiting the best digital talent in the North West, we can help with identifying skills gaps and providing a solution.”
He added: “We have ambitious plans for further growth across all our services, upskilling, project implementation and training in new technologies, particularly in cloud and data. We want to keep building new partner relationships and continue to nurture the brightest talent so it is kept within the region to support the local economy.”
IN4.0 has bolstered its partnership network over the past year with leading brands including Amazon Web Services, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and BAE Systems.
Having recently been awarded the status of approved training provider to SC21 – Supply Chains for the 21st Century the Government’s investment into future-proofing the UK’s aerospace and automotive supply chains – the business has expanded its services.
It launched the IN4.0 talent academy in July, a 12-week specialist digital skills training programme, which is supported by the Fast Track Fund, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Department for Culture Media & Sport and the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership.
IN4.0 has also formed a ground-breaking joint venture business with the University of Central Lancashire that focuses on using disruptive technology to streamline manufacturing processes to increase revenue and efficiency.
Mo Isap has founded several companies and scaled his first business, MPG, to become one of the largest independent digital print companies.
Based in Manchester, the business was listed in the Financial Times 100 fastest growing UK companies.
Having been acquired by Hobs, with Mo as group director, Hobs established itself as the UK’s leading provider of 3D printing, 3D laser scanning and mixed reality.