It’s fairly a triumph marking 20 years working a profitable and frequently increasing firm.
nd for founders Declan Bradley and Dominic McMullan and their burgeoning enterprise Acorn Enterprise Administration Specialists, the long run is trying more and more brilliant.
The corporate has undergone a significant rebrand, previously Acorn IT Options, and is a enterprise administration software program agency and one of many largest fully-accredited Sage Enterprise Companions right here.
And it’s persevering with to work with among the prospects it first handled twenty years in the past.
The Kilrea-based enterprise is continuous to increase past its base – opening up a brand new workplace in Dublin, with plans for an additional in Glasgow because it rolls out throughout GB.
“The corporate was created in 2002. We had been working with different companies however noticed a spot available in the market to increase the attain past Belfast by way of offering enterprise options for corporations,” Declan says.
Declan and Dominic have labored with Sage merchandise since leaving college, and the choice of software program and options have been ingrained in them proper throughout their work trip.
“That have has given us an excellent understanding of the varied product roadmaps and what lies forward for Sage prospects. And since 2002, the corporate has grown and grown.”
Acorn Enterprise Administration Specialists works with a variety of shoppers throughout Eire – from start-ups to small companies and SMEs with large workforces and turnovers.
The corporate is now a workforce of 13, however that quantity is prone to quickly develop because it expands its attain within the Republic of Eire and GB. Acorn recognises that development just isn’t attainable with out the efforts of their dedicated and gifted workforce, and appreciates the efforts of all workers. The agency added to the board by just lately selling Deaglan Lowry to director to assist with the strategic imaginative and prescient of the corporate.
“We’ve tried to increase our choices out by way of product and answer, break up throughout numerous verticals and sectors,” Declan says.
“We’re working primarily round the entire SME market. Our important product focuses round shoppers who’re capable of avail of Sage 200 – it might be anybody from a agency with a turnover of £1m to a lot greater companies.”
In its buyer portfolio, Acorn helps over 100 companies utilizing Sage 200, throughout a variety of sectors which highlights how the agency’s options could be configured to swimsuit distinctive enterprise necessities together with corporations throughout manufacturing, development, engineering, wholesale, distribution, retail, meals manufacturing and public companies.
“However basically, there’s no restriction on who we work with,” Declan says.
“We will begin off with an preliminary assembly to essentially set up what the consumer wants, after which construct on that.”
Declan says a few of its prospects have been with them since day one.
“A few of our prospects have been with us for the 20 years since we began. We’ve continued to construct, year-on-year, the variety of assist shoppers that we’ve got and proceed to offer a excessive degree of customer support.”
Declan says it will probably assist and help quite a lot of companies with a variety of accounting and finance and enterprise administration software program, particularly these in a development part.
“It’s about creating bespoke options for every of our shoppers, from the smaller operators proper as much as these with important workforces and turnover,” Declan says.
And its personal development is central to its ongoing success working throughout the SME sector right here, and past. “We’re nonetheless bold and are persevering with to develop,” Declan says.
“We proceed to develop into the totally different verticals, but additionally geographically and as effectively.”
And talking about its continued development and attain throughout Eire, and now into GB, Declan says the agency has simply opened a brand new workplace in Dublin and Belfast, with plans on the horizon for an additional in Glasgow.
“We’ve got additional ambition to then push into the remainder of GB as effectively,” Declan says.
“We’re very effectively supported by Sage with these ventures as effectively, each by Sage in Dublin and in Newcastle – that actually helps us to construct sturdy relationships.
Declan says that sturdy relationship and enlargement permits the corporate to adapt to new applied sciences. And rebranding the enterprise was one other key step in its journey, Declan says.
“Our new identify Acorn Enterprise Administration Specialists is extra aligned to what we do on a day-to-day foundation. We’re offering enterprise administration options for corporations throughout Eire and GB.
“Our development is not going to solely improve the product vary that we’ve got in the intervening time, but additionally add utterly new merchandise which Sage could also be releasing.
“We need to be seen as one of many key Sage Enterprise Companions, proper on the forefront of providing the most recent applied sciences.
“We could be the primary port of name for something round enterprise administration answer points that an organization might have, after which serving to companies enhance.”
Acorn Enterprise Administration Specialists is continuous to rent because it expands its operations, and Declan says it’s returning to in-person occasions this month. That features occasions in each Belfast and Dublin.