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Tech consultancy has appetite for energy thanks to five-figure deals

One technology consultancy’s strategy to diversify into new regions and markets has resulted in energy-sector contracts worth an initial five-figure sum.

Appetite For Business has been awarded its first public sector deal by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) since achieving G-Cloud 11 framework for cloud computing services.

The Aberdeen-based business will provide the industry regulator with Microsoft SharePoint consultancy, development, data migration, end user adoption and support to help the organisation’s smooth transition to Office 365.

The project will allow for greater collaboration and communication between departments, better data management and improved governance.

The company has also secured work with a leading oil and gas equipment manufacturer located in Houston, Texas, for the transition to Office 365; providing training and development services, including automation of processes to help streamline the business and increase efficiencies.

This agreement marks the company’s first north American contract since a management buyout was completed in 2016.

Appetite has also won new contracts with clients in Canada and Norway.

Sheryl Newman, managing director at Appetite, said: “The OGA contract represents one of our most exciting wins to date and demonstrates the continuation of our successful approach to helping organisations realise the full potential of Office 365 and its applications.

“This announcement is testament to the hard work we’ve put in and the support that we’ve delivered to provide our clients with a strategy based on their business goals and objectives.”

Over the past year, the business has seen its team grow from three to
nine people.

It has also extended its client base across the UK and internationally across a diverse range of sectors including energy, pharmaceutical, food and drink and recruitment.

Appetite has also appointed Debbie Jamieson as office
co-ordinator to help support customer care and service delivery.

Ms Newman added: “We’ve made a steep change over the past year in terms of the diversity of the business we are adding and have seen steady growth as a result.

“We are currently looking at increasing our footprint across the UK.

“The decision for companies to invest in Office 365 and SharePoint is being led by how digital technologies can help us to work better.”

In July, the business was recognised by the Learning and Performance Institute as one of the UK’s top-20 highest-performing learning providers.

It also received LPI gold accreditation for the seventh consecutive year, including achieving perfect scores (100%) for client value proposition, business integrity, learning consultancy, learning and people development.

Ms Newman was also named Leader of the Year at the Scottish Women in Technology Awards for her commitment to inspiring other women into the technology
sector.

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