Exception, the Edinburgh headquartered Digital and Technical consultancy, mobile apps developer, and IT solutions provider, has recorded annual revenues of £26 million to year end December 2016, up 25% on the previous year.
Profit before tax rose by 37% to £1.5M making them one of Scotland’s largest indigenous IT Companies.
With offices across the UK providing services to financial, commercial and government customers, Exception is further boosting its expertise by appointing Robert Kirkwood as Head of Digital and Change (Financial Services).
An experienced IT transformation leader and successful CIO, Robert was most recently Lead Delivery Partner for Capco UK and before that he led the PwC European, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) IT transformation capability.
Exception’s 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 imbedded in the enterprise. ”
Robert adds: “Tackling technology transformation with the correct strategy, people, methods and tools are key to delivering secure and successful outcomes.”
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.
Last year Exception – employing more than 250 people with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Manchester and London – added Waracle to its business. One of the UK’s leading mobile and IoT companies Waracle is helping a broad portfolio of clients to deliver such key area solutions.