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Advantex ‘primed to push on’ as tech demand fuels progress

A technology firm is targeting new growth and financial success after trainbuilder work and support for Europe’s oldest floating warship propelled its progress.

Advantex says it aims to top £6 million turnover and secure “additional expansion” amid increasing demand for remote working, cloud and cybersecurity services.

The Gateshead business was buoyed this year by contracts to support infrastructure improvements at Hitachi Rail’s national depots and digital cable connectivity work onboard the Hartlepool-based HMS Trincomalee.

It also partnered national construction firm Galliford Try to fit new technology under the Government’s Priority School Building Programme.

However, bosses say it has further deals in the pipeline for 2022 across the professional, education and industrial spheres, which will maintain its momentum.

Stephen O’Connell, Advantex sales director, said: “We anticipate continued strong demand from all sectors in 2022, as organisations look to migrate to new digital technologies to secure greater connectivity, long-term cost savings and, ultimately, scalability as their own operations develop.

“COVID-19 will still impact the way people work, and we will see accelerated uses of digitisation and virtualisation in the months ahead.

“The need for cloud, security, privacy and automation will hurl businesses forward into an ever-more net carbon world where technology – and the advantages it brings – plays a seminal part.

“Scalability will mean cloud-based solutions will continue to dominate the business world, not only over the next 12 months, but well into the future.”