A leading managed service provider welcomed Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen to its Stockton office as part of celebrating tripling its square footage in just a matter of months due to rapid growth.

razorblue has officially relocated its head office to its Stockton premises as part of the growth process, which sees the company’s square footage increase from 4,000 sqft to 12,000 sqft in under a year where it has welcomed 60 new starters and made 32 internal promotions.

Ben Houchen visited the office, which is one of seven, to tour the new space and see the work razorblue is doing.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen said: “Business is booming at razorblue with new clients won, new jobs up for grabs and now a new head office to meet the demand of all the work they’ve got going on.

“Great local businesses growing, winning more work and creating new opportunities for people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool is excellent news. razorblue’s new HQ in Stockton will help them do just that and will unlock even more potential for growth in the months and years ahead.”

The additional space has been converted to razorblue’s bespoke requirements and includes five meeting rooms, ‘pods’, a full-size kitchen, a formal reception area, and a Thought Hub for its staff to work from.

Dan Kitchen, CEO of razorblue said: “We were delighted to welcome Ben to our newly extended Stockton office and celebrate another successful year. Making this site our head office gives us greater opportunity to harness the wealth of technological talent right here on Teesside and create new jobs for the local economy, too.

“We’re a proud North East business and see great value in championing our region- we have so much to offer and there are so many exciting projects underway here. It’s key to ensure that the wider UK sees how valuable the North East is as a hub of successful, thriving businesses. We’re excited to see what the future holds for the region.”

razorblue now has a headcount exceeding 160, with plans to recruit over 25 additional team members in the next 12 months to support its plans to continue expanding its nationwide coverage and adding more products and services to the current offering.

razorblue specialises in managed IT, security services, super-fast connectivity, cloud and hosting and business software solutions across a broad range of industries.