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Edinburgh-Based Exception Records 25% Annual Revenue Increase

Chloe Henderson

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Revenue increases and a new Head of Digital and Change for Edinburgh-based IT consultancy Exception.

Edinburgh-based IT consultancy firm Exception has recorded annual revenue increases of 25%, rising to £26m by the end of December 2016. The digital technology consultant, mobile apps developer, and IT solutions provider also recorded profit-before-tax for 2016 as up by 37% to £1.5m.

Exception has also appointed Robert Kirkwood, previously at Capco UK and PwC, as their new Head of Digital and Change (financial services). Exception CEO Scott McGlinchey says:

“Robert brings a wealth of experience and expertise in transforming and integrating IT operations helping our customers on their journey towards digital and cloud based solutions.

“We are seeing increasing demand for mobile apps services, managed services with defined outputs and cloud based solutions. Newer technologies such as blockchain, voice recognition and augmented reality are emerging but it will be a few years yet until we see such technologies embedded in the enterprise.”

Robert adds:

“Tackling technology transformation with the correct strategy, people, methods and tools are key to delivering secure and successful outcomes.” In terms of digital, he believes that existing IT footprints need to be fully considered, “plus new transitional pathways need created to transform your IT. You can’t be digital overnight and you also can’t forget the people either.”

Many companies have invested “very significant sums” in their technology over the last decades leading to their technology estate being extremely large and complex. “However, some of the hype in the market fails to recognise the complexity of change,” he warns.

Exception believes it is well placed to help customers on their digital journey. They include banks, police services, government departments, airports, drinks companies, pharmaceutical and utilities companies. Last year the company acquired Dundee-based app developer Waracle.

 

Chloe Henderson

Staff Writer - DIGIT

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