04/02/09 - BUSINESS TAKES OFF FOR ESCAPE
Aberdeen-based Escape Business Technologies has securedin excess of £200,000 of contracts in the last 2 months. Celebrating its 10th year in business, the new contracts see the energy focused technology firm on target to turnover a predicted £3million in 2009.
The new deals include work to upgrade and support the IT services for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and provide an emergency response service. Headquartered in Inverness HIAL is responsible for the management and operation of ten airports in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Mike Smith, sales manager, Escape, said: “The work we have secured with HIAL has been incredibly positive and has helped us get 2009 off to a great start. This new contract will provide an excellent opportunity to get our experienced engineers out to remote locations and capitalise on a growing market for the supply of the latest technology.
“We are also delighted to have launched Encode Software, specialising in Microsoft Navision and Share Point, which has already secured half a million pounds of contracts. It has been an extra celebration along with Escape’s 10th year in business.”
Further work has been secured with independent diving and ROV Company Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) in a deal worth six figures. The contract includes the installation of a range of IT systems across all aspects of the business and the relocation of all IT systems to the firm’s new corporate headquarters in Aberdeen.
A significant part of the project involved Escape replacing a number of servers and additional IT systems on their diving support vessel the Normand Tonjer.
Escape has also become accredited with 8 Microsoft Gold Partner competencies and has recently launched Encode Software. Encode is a new software division focusing on delivering solutions to the oil and gas and construction industries.
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