Scottish process management specialist expands to London

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Aberdeen and Dundee-based BusinessPort has opened a new London office as it targets further growth.

The process management software specialist and consultancy is targeting turnover of £2.7million this year, a projected rise of 23% on the company’s £2.2million year-end figure for August 2014.

BusinessPort has local, national and international clients across a variety of industry sectors, including oil majors, international contractors and large engineering companies. The London office is being opened to target companies in the south of England, particularly those involved in defence, transport and pharmaceuticals.

Managing director, Peter Shields, said: “We’ve recently completed a series of projects for a major UK defence business in the south of England. We believe there is huge scope to broaden our expertise into other sectors and parts of the UK from the London base.”

Currently BusinessPort has a team of 28, but is looking to recruit two business development staff in its London office in Paddington, and an additional five for its Dundee operation, which will double its Tayside team to 10.

Formed in 1996, the company’s flagship product, AgilityBMS software, collates QHSE and departmental processes. This provides employees with the visibility of their individual role within the organisation, the processes they are involved with, together with the risks and compliance requirements they need to be aware of.

The system is primarily used in highly-regulated industries such as oil and gas where safety, risk and compliance are priorities.

Peter added: “Process-based management systems have never been so prevalent with businesses seeking to maximise staff performance. This can only be achieved through process optimisation which removes waste, duplication and increases efficiencies not realised previously.”

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