“We engaged with KBG IT to carry out all of the IT related work in helping us become an independent organisation, and they also became the first point of contact for all IT related issues our internal staff faced.
Consultancy business grows rapidly after developing a way of helping local authorities to more cost effectively manage their highways. Data specialist Gaist Solutions is helping local authorities to manage their roads more cost-effectively through innovative use of data. Gaist formed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of York in 2012. The system the partners developed can simulate long-term effects of different investment strategies on roads, street furniture and other infrastructure. Gaist added 15 more highway authorities to its list of clients following the KTP, and has interest from others. Its turnover tripled in a year and is predicted to double again in 2016-17. Its staff numbers have gone up 400% since 2012.