A HAMPSHIRE software services company has seen its turnover grow by more than 25 per cent in the past year.

Turnover at Clearvision rose to more than £22m at the end of 2017 from £17.3m in its previous financial year, a 27 per cent year on year increase.

Founder and CEO Gerry Tombs attributes the phenomenal growth to the continued trend for digital transformation across all business types and size.

Clearvision gained more than 100 new clients in 2017, including Apple, Fox, Bentley, Blackberry, BT TV, Money Supermarket and Playtech Software Limited.

Formed in 2005, Clearvision provides software development tools and support as well as training and consultancy.

Gerry Tombs said: “It’s widely accepted that software is empowering the world and almost all large corporations have now actually become software development companies. Software development has become instrumental to all business."

He added that growth has been particularly in the field of DevOps, unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops), and increased uptake of Clearvision’s cloud hosted offering.

In 2007 Clearvision partnered with Atlassian and became a member of its "Atlassian Expert" partner programme.

“The market for skilled Atlassian contractors is growing rapidly and our ClearHub platform is supporting a change in the way the industry employs IT contractors. ClearHub is going from strength to strength and we’re attracting some major organisations - last year Apple, Fox and UBS all became ClearHub customers,” said Gerry.

He said he was confident of continued growth in 2018.

“As well as building on our core services, we we expect to see further uptake of Jira Service Desk, hosted platforms and consultancy. We also have a number of exciting new developments planned as we expand further into new areas, most imminently the launch of a new service to enable even greater levels of collaboration when IT teams are working remotely,” said Gerry.

The firm which has offices in Philadelphia, Dublin and Bangalore and as well its HQ on the Chalcroft Business Park at West End, employs 90 staff.