Technology Start-up Opens New Manchester Office

Technology Start-up Opens New Manchester Office

Manchester-based technology start-up, SamsonVT, has moved into a new 3880 sq foot office – and made a series of senior hires – as the business continues to grow.

The company, which has developed Industry 4.0 solutions that are helping to transform the product maintenance and after sales market, has welcomed Michael Hill as its new head of finance and Christina Hamilton as head of marketing.

Michael brings over 15 years of experience in finance for digital and marketing agencies, with a focus on technology to enhance the finance function. Christina brings 20 years of experience in her field – previous roles include Head of Marketing at marine insurance company GJW Direct and communications agency Freshfield respectively.

Both will be based at the company’s new office on Lever Street, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The business, which has grown its headcount from 15 to 29 in the last twelve months, expects to grow its workforce 50% by the end of 2022.

The recruitment drive, which is supporting SamsonVT’s aggressive global growth strategy, follows the announcement of $5.1m in seed funding earlier this year. The investment, led by Par Equity with Blumberg Capital, will fund further product development and expansion into new markets.

The current emphasis is on filling several technical and strategy-focused roles, including Chief Technology Officer. The business also recently expanded its Polish team with the recruitment of three new full-time developers based in Warsaw.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the business as we move into our next phase of growth. The funding we received earlier this year has enabled us to take some big steps forward in our journey and bring in many talented people that will help us scale and meet demand in new territories. We’ve hit some major milestones in the last six months and we’re now looking forward to a bright future ahead,” commented Sam Burgess, CEO of SamsonVT.

SamsonVT was recently shortlisted for two Made in the North West awards in the ‘digital engineering / technology and ‘manufacturing innovation’ categories.

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