£50m turnover boost helps tech firm mark milestone

A tech firm marking more than two decades in business is on course to post turnover in excess of £50m this year.

Sheffield-based Millgate, celebrating its 21st anniversary in business, is forecasting a turnover of more than £50m for 2017 after enjoying another year of solid growth – compared with £500,000 in its first year of trading.

Established in 1996 in Rotherham with three staff providing IT and communication solutions for businesses in Yorkshire, Millgate today employs 115 people and serves more than 6,000 customers across the UK.

Now based on Vantage Drive in Sheffield, Millgate was shortlisted in the ‘Best Company to Work for’ in last month’s CRN Sales and Marketing awards and is one of CRN’s Top 100 list VARs – or Value-Added Resellers – in the country.

Managing Director Chris Calvert said: “In the last 21 years connecting people and sharing information has become more important than ever, as a result of our 24-7 society, the rise of social media and smart technology, as well as the uptake in cloud technology in ever-evolving workplaces.

“Because we are partnered with global telecom and IT suppliers, Millgate has the freedom to select products by suitability and not availability, providing the most productive and cost-effective end-to-end IT solution for each client, as well as 24/7 maintenance service to businesses of all sizes.

“Buoyed by our growth in managed IT services and cloud technology sales, in the last five years alone we have more than doubled turnover from £22m in 2012 as well as job creation – increasing our workforce from 57 to 115 in the same period.”

The leading provider of IT and telecoms products and services has also developed into new markets in recent years including working with the education and healthcare sectors.