BJSS secures major contracts to boost business

SOFTWARE solutions business BJSS has scooped major multi-million pound contracts with the NHS, which is enabling it to look forward to further growth in 2014.

The firm, which provides bespoke software solutions, envisages a boost in staff numbers and robust results, as it continues its drive to win new business.

Leeds-based BJSS, which was launched 20 years ago, is currently working with the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). It is involved in a number of projects with the NHS IT arm, to transform NHS IT systems and infrastructure and  as a result, save the NHS substantial costs. 

Projects include the Spine – a core backbone of information in the NHS, and the NHS’s national electronic referral service, Choose and Book.

BJSS, which has a turnover of £48m and employs 400 people, said it has seen 20% growth in the last five years and will continue to grow in the next financial year.

In Leeds, the company employs 180 technical people and envisages that climbing by around 40 more.

The business, which has recently opened an office in New York and has bases in London, Derby, Manchester, Houston and Chicago, too, said it is finding the market relatively buoyant.

Managing director, Glynn Robinson, said: “We are looking to grow the organisation. We’ve had strong growth over the past few years and have grown fairly consistently.

“We plan to grow but at a level in which we are able to keep the quality. We won’t ever be complacent.”

BJSS also works in the financial, engineering, retail and media sectors.The business said it has plans to develop its offices in New York, Manchester and Derby and will look to take on more graduates next year.

Robinson highlighted Leeds as becoming the centre of excellence for health and innovation and said he believes there are a host of excellent technology businesses in the area.