Norwich tech firm announces expansion plans
Norwich-based technology company Epos Now has opened a new head office at Norwich Business Park as part of ambitious growth plans that include launching in the US.
The fast-growing firm, which manufactures and supplies electronic point-of-sale equipment and software, has already recruited 17 new staff members in the past month and is now seeking 30 new hires to start in the New Year.
Managing director Jacyn Heavens said growing the workforce was intrinsic to the company’s future plans.
“We’re looking to capture more corporate clients and break into the American market; for that we’re looking to grow a strong and talented team. We’re at the point that we’ll take any talented sales executive or developer that can scale with our business.”
The business currently employs 70 people, including the latest additions of three business development managers, four sales reps, five software developers and five support agents.
Epos Now supplies state-of-the-art electronic point of sale (EPoS) systems, cloud software and point of sale accessories to over 6000 customers across 103 countries worldwide.
Trusted by 10,000+ businesses, it is the largest EPoS supplier in the UK based on individual outlets using the Epos Now system.
The company manufactures its own products and equipment from a factory it co-owns, producing cost effective, reliable and easy to use payment systems that integrate with hundreds of apps already in use by its customers.
Formed in 2011 by director Jacyn Heavens, the firm’s products are used by businesses ranging from hotel, bar and restaurant chains to fashion retailers and newsagents.
In its three years of trading, the business has forged relationships with both national and international clients including Starbucks, Best Western Hotels and SodaStream.
Also supplying public sector bodies and charities such as Dorset Wildlife Trust, the Royal British Legion and Bracknell Council, Epos Now’s platform has processed over £3 billion transactions since the firm began, and today processes over £5 million a day.
Launched with £85,000 of the MD’s own money, today the company has a monthly turnover in excess of £600k.
Heavens added: “With an average 300 per cent company growth year on year, our new office will allow for significant development, which as well as expanding the team, will include creating further corporate and strategic relationships and increasing a turnover that currently stands at £7 million.”
The new offices are as a result of the MD starting property investment firm Blue House Investments this year, which led him to buy the freehold on the premises.