Pair head north as company expands

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A CRAMLINGTON firm that helps companies develop its own software has strengthened its own workforce with new appointments.

Due North has taken on Norman Robinson, pictured right, as its new head of development while Gary Matthews pictured left, joins as new e-sourcing solutions consultant.

The e-sourcing and contract management solutions company deals in exclusively building software in-house to alleviate the pressures face by procurement professionals.

Due North’s award-winning services – used by more than 200 UK clients including the Metropolitan Police, Bank of England and the Met Office – helps businesses manage their supplier relationships as well as enhance transparency.

Norman, who has 15 years experience in the IT industry, will be responsible for managing a team of developers and ensuring clients’ needs are met.

He said: “My new role has enabled me to focus on project management which is one of my personal strengths.

“It also offers the best of both worlds for me, as it’s a management role but still within a technical environment.”

Gary, with more than 25 years experience in selling IT software, said: “The e-procurement sector is a good place to be at the moment as the industry is experiencing an encouraging level of growth.

“Due North has a strong track record within the public sector and I’m now looking to build on this success by targeting professional service organisations UK-wide.”

Managing director Alan Gray said: “Norman and Gary bring with them valuable knowledge and experience which they can transfer into their roles.

“The company is approaching its tenth anniversary soon and we’re looking to further develop our reach within the marketplace and these latest appointments will help us do just that.”