Influential Software attracts high-quality clients in 2020
2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for all of us. The current health crisis has meant that many businesses have had to adapt, rethink their strategy for the financial year, and make new plans for the next.
Despite these difficult times, we’ve been lucky to welcome a wide range of new clients this year — from local authorities to global travel companies. It’s shown us that many businesses are seeing this as a chance to evolve and stay ahead of their competitors in “the new normal”.
Influential news from Q1-3 2020
Over the past three quarters, we’ve overcome adversity through several innovations — including the launch of a new website for our Salesforce partner practice. This online presence highlights the value of our end-to-end Salesforce implementation, development, integration, support, and training services.
Once again our development team received an award for their outstanding work. The latest accolade is for the .NET team’s new open banking solutions for financial services company New Day.
We’ve also been keeping up with the digital revolution in finance — this summer we made the move to Revolut business banking. And by becoming a Revolut Business Partner, we’re able to share the business benefits of Revolut with our clients as well.
Our new clients so far 2020 include
- Kingfisher PLC
- South Somerset District Council
- Mander Portman Woodward
- Argyll & Bute Council
- Abbott Ireland
- Step One
- Recovered Paper Management
- Tritax Symmetry
- Applied Broadcast Systems Ltd
- G Modiano
- Chapman’s Fish
- Tullis Russell
- Wain Group (Wainhomes)
New Client: Kingfisher PLC
Kingfisher PLC is one of the largest international home improvement companies in Europe, with over 1,360 stores in nine countries. The company operates under many different retail banners including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot, Screwfix, Tradepoint, and Koçtaş, aiming to make home improvement accessible to everyone. Our business intelligence experience meant that we were the perfect partner to help Kingfisher.
New Client: The Albatross Group
Over the past 35 years, The Albatross Group has evolved into an award-winning collection of group tourism businesses. Working in both a B2B and B2C capacity, they employ 120 people at their offices in Europe, Australia, the UK, and North America.
Having solved complex IT challenges for multiple tourism companies in the past, we were more than happy to help Albatross with their digital integration needs.
New Client: Mander Portman Woodward
Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) is one of the most-respected independent colleges in the UK. With fifth- and sixth-form colleges in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, they offer a wide range of A-Level and GCSE courses. Guaranteeing no more than 10 students in each class, they provide in-depth support for students wanting to enter top universities. This year we helped MPW successfully integrate their business systems.
New Client: Abbott Ireland
Abbott is a multinational medical devices and healthcare company. Working in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, the company employs over 99,000 people in 150 countries. Abbott’s Ireland office benefited from our Business Intelligence services this year.
New Client: Step One Ltd
Step One Ltd offers career and educational guidance for children in years seven to 12. The company has been in the business for 20 years, helping students from across the globe with their educational needs. Step One was attracted to our long history of excellence in custom software development.
New Client: South Somerset District Council
Sector: local authority
South Somerset is a local government district in south-western England. They were keen to work with Influential Software due to our extensive IT support experience with local authorities.
New Client: Argyll and Bute Council
Sector: local authority
Argyll and Bute Council is a unitary authority council area in western Scotland. The administrative centre for the council area is in Lochgilphead at Kilmory Castle, a 19th-century Gothic Revival building and estate. Our long history of software training for local councils across the country attracted Argyll and Bute to our BI training.
New Client: Tritax Symmetry
Tritax Symmetry is a company specialising in industrial and logistics property development. Overall, the company has a portfolio of 3,900 acres or 42 million square feet of logistics space. We welcomed the opportunity to assist Tritax Symmetry with their software development requirements.
New Client: Applied Broadcast Systems Ltd
Applied Broadcast Systems Ltd, or ABS, is a family-run TV and satellite system, door camera, and CCTV installation business. The company’s services include emergency repairs, security systems, and TV connections. Our software development services provided the company with the bespoke systems they needed this year.
New Client: G Modiano
G Modiano is one of the world’s pre-eminent wool traders and processors. The company’s history goes back to the late 19th century, since which time it has become the largest producer of wool tops in the world. We welcomed the chance to assist G Modiano with their bespoke software development needs.
New Client: Chapman’s Fish
Sevenoaks-based Chapman’s Fish is a specialist provider of locally sourced fish. The company provides fish sourcing, preparation, and delivery to the end client. Our accredited support team was able to assist Chapman’s Fish with their IT support needs.
New Client: Tullis Russell
Tullis Russell is a manufacturer that provides the latest in advanced coating technology. The company’s products include coatings for visa paper, tax stamp paper, and postage paper, as well as label and transfer coatings. We were pleased to help the company achieve their business intelligence goals.
New Client: Wainhomes
Wainhomes is a residential construction company that provides homes large and small. With offices in the north-west, the Severn Valley, and the south-west, Wainhomes specialises in high-quality new builds. The company called on Influential Software to provide effective UNICOM Powerhouse support for their business systems.
What’s next for Influential Software?
After an unexpected start to the year for all, we’re pleased to have welcomed such a variety of new clients in 2020 so far. If these first three quarters are anything to judge by, we should have plenty of new names to report in Q1 2021.