Business transformation specialist eyes further growth

A Leeds-based company has risen from start-up status to a staff of 65 and a £10m turnover in three years.

And the firm, Burendo, says it is aiming to reunite employees at the company’s head office this summer as it maps out a path towards further expansion.

Burendo, meaning “blended” in Japanese, specialises in business transformation which involves teams tackling software development challenges in short “sprints” and reviewing results to address a client’s digital needs more quickly and effectively.

The company was established in 2018 by Glenn Crossley, Austen Bell and Gary Green who previously collaborated to launch the Blended Agile Delivery (BAD) Toolkit.

Burendo has worked with numerous well-known clients in the United Kingdom and United States including Equifax, Yorkshire Building Society, the NHS and William Hill.

Over the last 12 months, coinciding with the pandemic, the company has had teams working with NHS Digital on a new data collection platform which is improving efficiency levels whilst gathering information that assists decision-making in areas such as commissioning, resource allocation and patient choice.

Crossley, director at Burendo, said: “We are celebrating our third birthday with a week-long programme of online activities but hope to get the team back together in our Leeds head office in the summer.

“The past year has been challenging but our client base continues to grow, and we have ambitious plans for the future.

“Working alongside Austen, Gary and the rest of the team, it is really satisfying to have taken Burendo from an idea to an Agile consultancy that is valued and respected far beyond our proud Yorkshire roots including, for example, in Atlanta where we are currently delivering Agile training to 65 people each week.

“The strength of the Yorkshire tech sector is no longer a hidden secret, as the depth of talent now available to employers such as Burendo clearly demonstrates.      

 “We look forward to building on our foundation for growth by demonstrating what Agile people can do and empowering businesses to achieve their digital aspirations.”  

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