Having recently completed its 2017-18 financial year, indications show that ptg has recorded over £5m organic growth over the past 12 months, taking the brand to a circa £28m organisation. But with sights set on £40m revenue – and a growing number of enquiries coming in from the South of England – the London expansion will prove a pivotal part of the jigsaw.
Having already recruited three experienced colleagues to head up the Southern operation, there are plans to double the team numbers over the next few months. The new office signifies the desire to close the geographical gap between ptg’s Northern HQ and partners in the South, at the same time as opening doors for new channel collaborations.
Cliff Fox, ptg’s Group COO, said: “With 50 per cent of our customer base made up of national – and international – brands, the London presence will allow us to be physically closer to some of our customers, as well as the prospective organisations we’re currently in talks with.
“There are some game-changing innovators in the South too, so as we look to expand our product and service offering, it’s also important that we’re closer to potential partners.
“We may be a cutting-edge tech business, but we believe in developing strong human relationships too – this has been key to our success to date and we’re not about to change a model that we know really works.”
But London isn’t the only new direction for the established Northern firm. The news comes in the same month that ptg has just recruited its one hundredth employee and launched three key new innovations.
With an already robust tiered security provision, ptg’s service catalogue now boasts a new IT security testing service, which includes a simulated ‘attacks’, allowing customers to independently evaluate security in a ‘safe’ setting.