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Company Connecting is a platform dedicated to sourcing and connecting talented IT companies and professionals with those searching for IT skills. At present, we have ‘hand-researched’ all of Scotland’s IT companies, and now we’re meticulously expanding into the rest of the UK.

Company Connecting: What do we do? Connecting IT - image is word cloud of IT skills accompanying the article

Company Connecting had several responses to a statistic we published on Linkedin on IT and telecoms companies in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) area. We received comments and queries about the information we hold.

This latest infographic looks at different aspects of the 163 IT and telecoms companies in the HIE area, including a number of dissolved companies. Companies in the HIE are differ from the Scottish norm in areas such as size, skills and sectors they service.

Word cloud of the towns and cities with IT and telecoms companies in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise area for the article Technology Companies in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) area

Company Connecting has information on 4,000 IT companies: Insights

Company Connecting will be publishing a new series of infographics and information on IT companies and the tech industry. We have almost 4,000 IT companies on our database and have companies throughout the world. The majority are in the UK: 2427 in Scotland, and 1,400 in the rest of the UK. Our...

Mark Gillanders of Kingman Lennox is the author of 'Creating the Value Proposition'. The article complements our current series on the startup phase of a company. Mark’s article explains the Value Proposition in a down to earth manner and provides a link to a ‘Value Proposition Builder’ which you can download. He has used his own company as an example in building up the value proposition.

Photograph of Mark Gillanders, Director of Kingman Lennox , author of the article

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We've recently developed overviews of Scotland’s progress in some of the biggest IT/tech industries. This week it's an infographic looking at Scottish FinTech.

Scottish FinTech Infographic from Company Connecting

When I started Company Connecting, I never thought of it as a ‘Start up’. I had several ideas for a business and key for me was to be independent and live up to my new motto ‘Life is too short to work for someone else’.

Life is too short to work for someone else. Company Connecting Start up series Part One

We have researched 2,300+ Scottish IT companies and our information has been augmented by IT companies updating their profiles. This weeks infographic provides details on the sectors, business focus, skills, company size and  the towns where these businesses are located.

  • 629 companies provide Software Development skills. 
  • 1,681 of companies have less 20 employees
  • The top three sectors are IT,  Oil & Gas  and Financial Services. Clearly IT companies provide a lot of products and services to one another.
Company Connecting word cloud of the IT skills in Scotland

In previous articles I considered the possibility of larger companies engaging with smaller SMEs to address the current shortage in IT skills rather than direct recruitment. However many small SMEs are just too small and may not have the resource to deliver everything within the required timescale. Could partnering be the answer?

 

Janice Grant Shaw author of PART Seven: Come on IT Companies. Let’s be Disruptive. Working together or working with the enemy?