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£1.3m Expansion For Saxilby Software Specialists

Ambitious strategies for growth have lead to software firm OrderWise unveiling plans to expand its premises in Saxilby, creating 90 new jobs and an advanced warehouse training facility.

The new building at Newton Court, situated on Saxilby Enterprise Park on Skellingthorpe Road, will link to the firm’s existing premises on the ground floor, expanding the site by 14,000 square feet. It is being built and overseen by local firm Kuno Jackson Builders Limited, which aims to have the development ready by January next year.

“This expansion has come just after our 25th anniversary as a company,” said OrderWise Managing Director David Hallam. “Our team is growing fast and we’re very excited to see the building work start.”

David explained that since moving to the premises in 2010, the number of employees has grown from 33 to more than 110 today. “Once we have the new building ready, there will be around 90 new jobs to reflect our progress. The bottom floor will house our sales team and after-sales care team, the latter of which act as account managers to existing customers. The top floor will then be for our ever-expanding team of support staff.”

The new building will also include a two-floor simulation warehouse designed not only to train new staff and improve existing OrderWise software, but also to show potential clients how the company’s products work in real-time, practical situations.

David added:

This is a feature you won’t see anywhere else and is all about improving the capabilities of our software.

It will also allow us to demonstrate key features to show their applicable uses in a live warehouse environment.

It really underlines how seriously we take our products and services.

The creation of this new building is also designed to help the Website Design & Development Team at OrderWise continue their rapid growth within their existing premises.

In addition to the new building expansion, part of this investment has also seen OrderWise acquire the land currently occupied by Saxilby firm Caratech, securing space for even further growth in the future. However in the immediate future, OrderWise will be using this land for its new overspill car park, which is being used by staff throughout the duration of the building work and beyond.

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