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Record growth for Clearvision
Atlassian-based solutions and services company, achieved record revenue in 2019, largely thanks to the continued value of its cloud-first solutions and services. As the largest Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner in Europe, Clearvision (www.clearvision-cm.com) has seen its turnover increase to £35 million, and is now forecasting to hit £41 million in 2020.
“The secret of Clearvision’s success is largely down to us being a cloud-first organization, just at a time when businesses are migrating their mainstream apps and infrastructure by the masses to the cloud,” says Gerry Tombs, CEO, Clearvision.
“Most importantly, we give our customers flexibility and choice – they either have their own cloud, outsource a third party such as Atlassian SaaS Service Cloud, or they use our managed hosted solution ClearHost. We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work, and we are able to meet our customers’ needs, as well as support their choice of cloud while enabling them to scale and grow as and when they see fit.”
2019 also saw rapid growth in Clearvision’s innovative ClearHub (https://clearhub.tech) service. ClearHub is the world’s only dedicated Atlassian contractor network where customers can hire Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Agile contractors on mid to long-term engagements with three very unique characteristics.
Unlike a recruitment agency, ClearHub provides inbuilt technical support for their contractors. They technically test and vet their network and they provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Clients can engage Clearvision’s fully-managed service with a tailored team of project managers, consultants and contractors. With IR35 coming into force in the private sector in April 2020, more and more companies are looking for these managed solutions to fix their impending contractor challenges.
Other key milestones in 2019 include growing their partner base; Mavenlink, Checkmarx, Comalatech and SoftComply to name several, with new solutions being introduced. As well as achieving ISO 27001 certification last year, Clearvision became Cyber Essentials certified in January 2020.
Recognised as a Sunday ‘Times 100 Best Small Company to Work For’ (wwww.clearvision-cm.com/blog/clearvision-wins-100-best-small-companies-award-2019, staff turnover is at an all-time low, thanks to the efforts placed on giving employees the opportunity to experience new and exciting challenges.
“We created a tool based on personality profiles and teams, which we then developed as a plug-in. This helps teams to understand how they operate, whether personalities are complementary or not, and it rewrites a team’s personality profile,” continues Tombs. “People are a critical element to our business, so it is important that we continue to invest in them.”
Focusing on the wellbeing of employees, Clearvision formed a group called Hearts and Minds. Part of this initiative has involved giving back to the community, by creating and participating in multiple initiatives, such as the Blue Cross charity days, the redecoration work on the Samaritans office in Southampton, and the multiple cases where employees participated in events supporting charitable causes.
The environment is also a priority. Clearvision plants a tree for every employee’s child, in their name, and they have recently decided to make a donation to the WWF Australian Wildfire & Nature Recovery Fund instead of giving away branded merchandising at the Atlassian Summit. The company hopes other exhibitors will join their #NoSwag initiative to help reduce event related plastic and other types of waste.
Clearly the company is winning on all fronts, not just with its customers and partners but with its people.