Windermere-based Iosys Web Technologies has expanded its team to meet a growing demand for its web-app software design and development services.
Iosys which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, has taken on junior web developer Andy Parks who was among 100 candidates to apply for the new role.
Since emerging from lockdown, Iosys has seen a substantial increase in workload, as has its sister company EventEntry, which provides online entry and advanced ticketing services for sporting events across the country.
Iosys’ founder and Managing Director Craig Johnson said: “There’s certainly a lot going on and we’re delighted to have come out the other side of the pandemic so positively. A number of prospects that had been put on the back burner have since been reactivated.”
“We secured a significant and demanding project from London based ‘Every Run Counts.’ The level of in-depth and dedicated involvement required for the project meant that we needed to balance the demand for other clients, so we’ve grown the team by taking on Andy.”
Iosys, which relocated to the Lake District from Leicestershire in 2019 has a strong commitment to the local community and the place it now calls home.
Craig said: “We were determined to employ a web developer who could work with us within the office rather than remotely – ideally someone who lived locally or was willing to relocate to Cumbria. Web development employment opportunities within the Lake District are relatively rare so we were keen to actively encourage and promote local employment.
Andy who is 28 and from Windermere fulfilled the criteria and impressed greatly from the outset. Craig said: “He was the only candidate to make the effort to include a well written and descriptive cover letter. His enthusiasm really shone through, with a genuine desire to learn and make the position his own.”
Andy added: “I’m really excited to have the chance to put the skills I’ve been learning into practice and to keep learning, through getting experience and working alongside Craig. I was wrestling with the prospect of having to move away to find a suitable job in technology, or get a remote position, but I am grateful to have found an opportunity here in Windermere. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into some real-world projects and progressing my career in development. The first few weeks have been a steep learning curve, but I’m really enjoying it. It was a great feeling when my first project went live and I look forward to many more. “
Corporate social responsibility is important to Iosys. To mark its 10th birthday, the company gave to local charities and good causes, including a £1,250 donation to Coniston Mountain Rescue.