This week we collaborated with Manchester Digital to discuss the tech industry as a whole and uncover some of the things you may not know about Beeta! Keep reading to hear our founder and MD, Mark Dale, discuss Beeta’s achievements, challenges and everything in between.
We are a software development company specialising in Microsoft technologies and work mainly on complex data-driven solutions, APIs, and system integration and migrations from older technologies. We develop both web applications and mobile applications, working with a variety of SMEs and large enterprises across multiple industries on both B2C and B2B projects.
Finding good and qualified technical staff in such a competitive market has been an issue we have faced. There is clearly a skills gap in the tech sector that is getting larger due to increased demand, resulting in higher salary demands and increased competition for those staff.
After five years of trading, this year Beeta achieved Microsoft Silver Partnership in Application Development, and we have since enrolled our employees on a training program to achieve Microsoft Gold Partnership in 2021. We also significantly increased the size of our team despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Making the transition from a micro/ small business into a small/ mid-sized business, while retaining the same level of high-quality customer support, improving development processes and increasing profitability. I guess all growing companies experience this but it’s far more complicated and difficult than I anticipated!
Manchester is becoming well known as a tech hub with lots of new start-ups, and I believe this will get stronger over the next few years. Many businesses need to speed up their digital transformation or face losing ground to competitors.
I believe one of the key elements to success is working in partnership with other local digital agencies as a collective, each specialising in their respective fields. This will allow smaller businesses to compete with some of the larger, well-established companies out there.
I started the business by renting a small and very cheap office on Princess Street in Manchester City centre. At the time, I had no customers but was determined to make the business succeed by going to the office every day until eventually, I had our first customer.
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