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Malton firm Armco IT sets sights on a bigger future
10:22am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A MALTON IT company has its sights set on further expansion after completing the Investors in People standard.
Armco IT, based in The Maltings, Castlegate, has just recruited a new member of staff and hopes to grow to eight people in the next few years after focusing on its business performance.
Sally Armstrong, who owns the business with husband Tony, who is the managing director, said the process of getting the Investors in People standard had improved the whole business.
She said: “They get you to draw up a business plan and work out the direction you need to go in and how you need to improve. It’s not just for staff, although being a small company staff are involved in every aspect of our business. It also includes letting your customers know what’s going on, and improving all your processes so you’re more efficient.”
She said the process had enabled them to step back and focus on the future of the business.
“It’s focused us more and made the business we’re doing more efficient, which frees our time up for other things, like looking at what opportunities there are to be had around the area.
“With a small business, you get involved in the day to day running of it and get bogged down with doing things, rather than sitting back and looking at where you want to go over the next five years and how to get there.”
She said the business, which was involved in getting fibre into the Maltings business centre and also through to the new Talbot Hotel, said demand was growing as client projects which were on hold during the recession, have started to move forward again.
She said the business, which does business-to-business IT work, was looking at employing apprentices to train its own talent and hopes to raise its profile to Ryedale businesses and further toward York.