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Data security company celebrates growth - Cream Consultancy reports on Egress Software Technologies' expansion

Data security company celebrates growth - Cream Consultancy reports on Egress Software Technologies' expansion

Mar 13, 2014
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London – March 2014 – Data security company Egress is celebrating phenomenal business growth and an expansion of its Barnsley operation.

The company, a leading provider of email and file encryption services and software, first expanded its Barnsley operation in 2013.

Over the past 12 months, the business has seen further revenue growth of over 400 per cent and a 95 per cent increase in customers.

After moving into the Digital Media Centre around a year ago, Egress has now upgraded the size of its office to accommodate its new recruits.

“We chose Barnsley as our second UK base because of its strong transport links with the rest of the country,” said Egress Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer John Goodyear.

Business growth has come through its flagship product Egress Switch, a service that provides secure emails, file transfers and web form functionality. Egress Switch became the first and only UK Government-certified email encryption product in October. Egress also supplies data security solutions to the NHS, as well as to a growing number of local authorities.

John Goodyear has overseen the growth of the Barnsley base together with a number of senior software developers and quality assurance and support engineers.

John added: “This has been a very successful twelve months for Egress and we have thoroughly enjoyed our first year based in the DMC.”

The expansion of the Barnsley office comes after the team based there has more than doubled in last twelve months.

“Being based in the DMC means we have access to top quality facilities that encourage business growth and knowledge flow. Egress is definitely benefitting from expanding in the north,” added John.

Barnsley Digital Media Centre manager Gareth Scargill said: “Our aim is to support businesses to grow and develop. Egress has just taken the largest office space in the five-storey centre. Not only is the company creating jobs, it is demonstrating that Barnsley is a great place to base and do business.”

For more information contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:

Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500 

About Egress Software Technologies

Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of email and file encryption software, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable organisations and individuals in the Public and Private Sectors to share confidential information with third parties.

Combining on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure with patented key management, Egress Switch provides a unique community-based licensing model called the Egress Trust Network. The Network is made up of paying and free Egress Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity. Delivered as a fully managed service, the Trust Network has grown virally to over one million members.

Used by organisations around the world, integrated desktop and mobile applications ensure easy-to-use software, designed to aid compliance and streamline user workflow.

Note to Editors

The Digital Media Centre, a £10.5m landmark building situated in the creative heart of Barnsley, is a vibrant office and meeting environment. The DMC is a creative hub for the digital and media industries and home to a growing community of creative businesses. The DMC is connected to Digital Region with leased lines offering speeds of up to 100Mbps.

Businesses based at the DMC, including virtual office customers, benefit from affordable office space and a range of support services designed to support new and growing companies.

This news release has been prepared by Cream Consultancy, Barnsley Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW.

For more information, images and interview requests please contact Cream on 01226 720740 or mobiles 07591 288 711/ 07515 657597


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