History

We are extremely proud of our history; from our origins 12 years ago in a small business unit above an estate agents shop to a 4000 sq. foot office with a meeting rooms suite. We now employ more than 20 staff skilled in a variety of development disciplines from application design to system integration. We also have a dedicated internal customer services team who manage beta testing of all of our projects before go-live. All of our projects are delivered fully designed and tested to an extremely professional level reflecting our years of experience.

History
History

2021

Looking back at a defining year
Looking back at a defining year

2020 was a challenging yet rewarding year as we overcame the struggles of the pandemic to grow our sales into double digits. We added some real expertise to the team, particularly Business Analysts and senior developers.

2020

New Client - AAT
New Client - AAT

We were delighted to sign a two-year contract to supply IT Development and Management services to AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) based in London. AAT are the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians, offering practical, real-world qualifications. They work across the globe with members in more than 100 countries. Their members are represented at every level of the finance and accounting world, including students, people already working in accountancy and self-employed business owners. https://www.aat.org.uk/

Recruitment Drive
Recruitment Drive

We began a recruitment drive in December 2019 to increase our staff by six in the new year, and once we completed our initial recruitment, we made another two positions available to those which we had originally planned. Our new positions are as follows: Deputy CTO, Customer and Project Support Assistant, Helpdesk Developer, Systems Tester, Business Analyst Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Angular Software Engineer, Drupal Software Engineer

Signed Criminal Case Review Commission as Customer
Signed Criminal Case Review Commission as Customer

Staff working from home
Staff working from home

For three months - during the first peak of the Covid-19 pandemic - 90% of our staff worked from home. Our existing infrastructure made this a seamless change which didn't impact staff productivity.

Energy CRM System
Energy CRM System

After 16 months in development, our industry-leading energy CRM system from VISION was launched. The state-of-the-art CRM covers all aspects of the energy brokerage sector. We were very proud to have developed this amazing application.

Home working
Home working

After the government announced another lockdown, all of the development team and BA team once again worked from home after a successful (but brief) return to the office.

Sales/Year End
Sales/Year End

We had an amazing year this year and increased our sales by a whopping 36%.

Paid Mortgage on Units 1 and 2
Paid Mortgage on Units 1 and 2

What an amazing accomplishment from our beginnings in a small office above an estate agents in 2008. After eight years of being in our current offices in Pinchbeck, Spalding, we paid off the mortgages on both offices. This left the company in zero debt and strengthened our resolve during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Office Redecoration
Office Redecoration

When our staff started working remotely, we took the opportunity to redecorate our offices. We installed large screens across the offices and gave the entire building new paint and carpets. We're looking forward to welcoming back our staff and making more use out of the swanky chairs!

Venue Bookings Trebled
Venue Bookings Trebled

Boost of bookings from Fresh Link and Manor Fresh, who are now our biggest customer of conference executive room hire. But then "Covid happened" and we had to cancel all bookings. Sadly, we aren't expecting to welcoming our clients back until Spring 2021.

Employed our very first senior Dynamics Administrator and Developer to support major client
Employed our very first senior Dynamics Administrator and Developer to support major client

Adding a Dynamics Administrator strengthened our ability to provide services across all the major frameworks.

2019

Launch of PSP Training Services
Launch of PSP Training Services

Launch of the new PSP Training Services Executive Management Training centre. Bringing the luxury and quality of city-based management training facilities to the business community in South Lincolnshire. Courses focus on IT Skills, Management skills and Senior Leadership Development with a particular specialism in Emotional Intelligence.

FPC Fresh Awards Website
FPC Fresh Awards Website

Known as the "Oscars of the Fresh Produce Industry", the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) Fresh Awards are held each year in a prominent location in the UK. In 2019 the awards were held in the Tower Of London. This website dramatically decreased the workload of the Events Manager and her team in the run up to the event by automating many of the administrative tasks that usually take up a significant amount of time. The new website increased the efficiency and productivity of the team and whilst giving FPC a vibrant, full-functional site with a great user experience.

New Outlook Tracker Website Goes Live
New Outlook Tracker Website Goes Live

Following the overwhelming success of Outlook Email Tracker, software that monitors employee email, the new Outlook Tracker website goes live! Ideal for CEOs and Senior Management, Outlook Email Tracker gives managers the data and tools they need to be able to increase organisational productivity, significantly cut costs and improve customer service. And it's proving popular all over the globe.

More Members of Our Team Become Umbraco Certified Professionals
More Members of Our Team Become Umbraco Certified Professionals

Technology is continually evolving at a phenomenal rate and our teams are continuously attending training to keep up to date. This most recent Umbraco training covered integrating third party applications, extending the back office function for better an improved user experience and security improvements. Our design and development teams always use best practise methodology with the most up to date functionality on all customer projects.

Outlook Tracker - Relaunched
Outlook Tracker - Relaunched

PSP relaunched our new Outlook tracker application, which underwent a major upgrade from the previous application. PSP’s Microsoft Outlook Office add-in application tool that enables users to analyse volume, root cause & response times of emails in your organisation. https://www.outlooktracker.com/

E-Mark New Product Development
E-Mark New Product Development

PSP developed a brand new off the shelf application, E-Mark, for online marking of examination papers. Part of our launch included a short video of our new product. E-Mark is a web-based application which has been developed to replace our old EX_AM platform, which was originally based on SharePoint and incurred very high licensing costs associated to it. Our new product E-Mark, exam marking software, is the first in a series of easy to use, fully customisable products. Further products handling question paper production, online examination invigilation and standardisation are in development and will be released shortly. We sold our most recently updated module to NEBOSH. https://www.emarking.com/products/e-mark/

E-Mark - New Website Launch
E-Mark - New Website Launch

PSP launched a brand-new E-Mark website: Our new product E-Mark, exam marking software, is the first in a series of easy to use, fully customisable products. Further products handling question paper production, online examination invigilation and standardisation are in development and will be released shortly. https://www.emarking.com/

Outlook Tracker Goes Global!
Outlook Tracker Goes Global!

Our email performance software Outlook Tracker attracts companies from around the world with enquiries coming in from every continent. Companies are now using Outlook Tracker to successfully monitor email performance in the UK, North America, Canada and Romania. The software enables departments, managers and supervisors to track business emails by root cause. Armed with this information, they can then improve customer service and business communication relationships.

Development of Powerful Awards Software
Development of Powerful Awards Software

Following the work carried out on the FPC Awards website, we had the skill and experience in place to be able to offer stunning, contemporary websites specifically for awards events. Built to support event managers and automate many of the time-consuming administration linked to awards events, our awards websites act as an online portal that judges, entrants, organisers and attendees can use. Entrants can enter all their entries and accompanying documents online from where judges can download these to judge. Attendees can access a full seating plan, enabling them to makes selections of seats and tables for booking. The websites even have the functionality to enable businesses to sign up as sponsors and pay online.

New Customer Lansen Nursery - Website Goes Live
New Customer Lansen Nursery - Website Goes Live

Lansen Nursery supply garden centres and high street retail with outdoor plants, as well as supplying the UK landscaping trade. The occupy a 10-acre site in Spalding and are widely thought of as one of the most progressive and modern horticultural businesses in the country. Paul Chapman, Production Manager at Lansen stated: "After meeting with the team at PSP and discussing our needs and ideas they were quick to put together a draft site which we were able to access before it was published and make content changes ourselves. This suited us perfectly and by early November the site was live. We are particularly impressed with the back end software which is easy to use for changing content. The team at PSP were professional and efficient and I would recommend them for similar projects."

PSP-Built Website Wins In Memcom Awards
PSP-Built Website Wins In Memcom Awards

Our customer, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) were delighted when their website, designed and built by PSP-IT, won Highly Commended in the Best Website category at Memcom 2019, the Membership Excellence Awards. Chris Pugh, Projects & Change Manager of CIPS tweeted: "A massive thankyou for the endless effort and time put in by our developer partner PSP @PSP_IT well done to a really dedicated team".

E-Mark URL
E-Mark URL

PSP purchased ‘emarking.com’ for £1600, this was the most we ever paid for a URL. Typically, when we set the company up, we would spend approximately £15 per URL. E-mark is seen as a strategic move by the company, therefore we felt it was necessary to have the best URL to drive traffic to our website.

New Website Launch - IT Strategy Development Services
New Website Launch - IT Strategy Development Services

PSP launched a brand-new website IT Strategy Development Services, this focuses on our Senior IT Management and Senior Business Analyst/Project Management support for all our clients. Providing a part time service, where the client needs the expertise but cannot support a full-time role within their company. https://www.psp-businessservices.co.uk/

PSPs Development Department
PSPs Development Department

We decided to completely refurbish our Development Department, giving our guys brand new gaming chairs, desks and monitors. Our Dev Team are loving their new environment.

2018

GDPR Audit and new Data Protection Officer
GDPR Audit and new Data Protection Officer

We completed our internal and external GDPR audit and appointed our first Data Protection Officer. Our policies were now available for clients to review. New data gathering was subject to GDPR guidelines.

Appointed New Customer Service Team Member
Appointed New Customer Service Team Member

Due to the growing volume of client projects we appointed a new customer services team member to deal with the increased workload and provide support to the User Acceptance Testing function.

Celebrated Our 10th Anniversary!
Celebrated Our 10th Anniversary!

From our humble beginnings above an estate agent in the small market town of Bourne, Lincolnshire, we are now based in spacious offices with 14 members of staff. We hosted a range of celebrations throughout the year including an evening at "the dogs" and a celebratory Christmas party.

Headline Sponsors of the South Holland Business Awards 2018
Headline Sponsors of the South Holland Business Awards 2018

The awards ceremony that took place on 15th November, celebrated the best of local businesses in the South Holland region. PSP-IT have again provided the website for the awards, working with the team at SHBA to design a site that allows businesses to apply for awards or sponsorship of individual awards. The awards evening was a fantastic event with a wonderful speech by Sally Tebbs, New Business Development Manager (pictured) and some very worthy winners.

Launch of Multi-Functional CIPS Website With Episerver CMS
Launch of Multi-Functional CIPS Website With Episerver CMS

The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, a global professional body of over 200,000 members, required a new e-commerce website that operated using a wide range of currencies. The site also needed a password protected networking and membership area, membership joining and renewal capabilities and an events database with facilities to purchase event tickets, as well as a number of other features. This was a big project, successfully launched in July 2018!

Appointed New Marketing Manager
Appointed New Marketing Manager

In April we appointed our first in-house Marketing Manager to support growth targets.

New Customer - County Interiors
New Customer - County Interiors

We are pleased to announce our first interior design and build customer - County Interiors. County Interiors is a well-established local retailer and fitter of custom made kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. We have provided County Interiors with a fresh designed website that accurately reflects the quality of their brand. In addition we have provided an Umbraco content management system that allows County Interiors to update their website content on an ongoing basis.

Awarded Regional Small Business of The Year 2018!
Awarded Regional Small Business of The Year 2018!

We were awarded the Regional Small Business of The Year 2018 for the East Midlands by the British Chamber of Commerce for the 2nd time in 3 years. Joe Verde, CEO, said “ To have received this for the 2nd time is a true testament to the hard work, dedication and passion the team demonstrate on a daily basis. This is true of our designers, developers and customer service team alike – none of whom underestimate the value of delivering an exceptional service. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved and am excited for what the next 10 years will bring.”

Upgrade To The Executive Suite of Meeting Rooms
Upgrade To The Executive Suite of Meeting Rooms

Our boardroom had a makeover! It now has state of the art technology, making company meetings a breeze and a very inviting café area with coffee machine and drinks fridge. A new 65" plasma TV with accompanying dongles, enabling control of the TV screen from anywhere in the room without the need for any wires. Other technological upgrades include a digital whiteboard for brainstorming and a camera on top of the screen that shows everyone in the room in crystal clear clarity and is brilliant for teleconferencing. We also added new flooring to the relaxation break-away area, ideal for less formal meetings and get-togethers.

2017

Employed a new Apprentice Developer
Employed a new Apprentice Developer

Employed a new Apprentice Developer as part of our strategy to grow our skills base from within through training and mentorship.

Signed 8 new clients to PSP-IT
Signed 8 new clients to PSP-IT

Signed 8 new clients to PSP IT Design and Development continuing growth strategy.

Headline Sponsor at the South Holland Business Awards
Headline Sponsor at the South Holland Business Awards

For the 3rd consecutive year PSP-IT was invited to be the Headline Sponsor at the South Holland Business Awards.

Sold Outlook Tracker to two European countries.
Sold Outlook Tracker to two European countries.

Sold Outlook Tracker to two European countries beginning our first direct sales overseas, one of which is a subsidiary of American Express.

Grew sales by over 23% 2016-2017
Grew sales by over 23% 2016-2017

Grew sales by over 23% 2016-2017 - our best ever sales value year since the company was created

Sold second Product Development Application
Sold second Product Development Application

Sold a second New Product Development Application using our CRM VISION software to Jo Sims in Spalding

New clients - PSP Business Services
New clients - PSP Business Services

Signed 5 new clients to PSP Business Services - newly launched meeting rooms and serviced offices wing of PSP-IT.

Sponsored away kit for Pinchbeck Football Club
Sponsored away kit for Pinchbeck Football Club

Sponsored the away football kit for Pinchbeck Football Club - a local amateur football club.

Exhibited at the UK Industry Produce Fair
Exhibited at the UK Industry Produce Fair

Exhibited at the UK Industry Produce Fair Peterborough - our first trade exhibition in the UK.

Reaccredited Microsoft Silver Application Development status
Reaccredited Microsoft Silver Application Development status

Successfully reaccredited to Microsoft Silver Application Development status for fifth year running showing our commitment to training and accreditation.

Total headcount at PSP now 15
Total headcount at PSP now 15

Total headcount at PSP-IT is now 15 with the additional of new developers and a new hire to the customer services team.

Formally launched  PSP Business Services
Formally launched PSP Business Services

Formally launched the 1st Part of PSP Business Services after the fit out being completed late 2016

2016

Reaccreditation for Investors in People Bronze
Reaccreditation for Investors in People Bronze

Successfully passed reaccreditation for Investors in People Bronze due in part to recognition of standard in Quality documentation (developed in our own Microsoft SharePoint application).

Signed 8 New clients to PSP-IT
Signed 8 New clients to PSP-IT

The new clients included CICM (Chartered Institute of Credit Management), APS (Anglia Partitions Limited), Lincolnshire Pet Crematorium, Hawkins, Gear 4 Motorcycles, BACA Workwear and Safety, Sunflower Lodge Childcare, J.O. Simms

Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency Partner
Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency Partner

Successfully accredited and awarded Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency Partner status for the 5th consecutive year

Purchased Number 2 Apex Court
Purchased Number 2 Apex Court

Purchased adjoining building, Number 2 Apex Court, to allow for expansion, total investment in building and kitting out circa £250k, doubling our footprint to 4000 sq. feet.

Won Regional Small Business of the Year award
Won Regional Small Business of the Year award

Won The British Chamber of Commerce Regional Small Business of the Year award for whole of the East Midlands

Appointed full time in-house designer
Appointed full time in-house designer

Appointed first full time designer. All systems and websites projects are now designed in without needing extra resource.

Created  PSP Business Services
Created PSP Business Services

Created a new business stream for Unit 2, PSP Business Services, this part of the business will focus on training, meeting and conference room hire.

2015

Launched new satellite product websites
Launched new satellite product websites

Launched new website and 3 satellite sites to promote our products and services; Outlook Tracker; EX-AM Portal; and VISION CRM

New Quality application for VISION CRM
New Quality application for VISION CRM

Developed Quality application for VISION CRM. PSP develop all projects and inhouse policies using Quality.

Shortlisted for Lincolnshire Media business awards
Shortlisted for Lincolnshire Media business awards

Shortlisted, Lincolnshire Media business awards, for Training Excellence

Employed Sales and Marketing Manager and Apprentice Designer
Employed Sales and Marketing Manager and Apprentice Designer

Employed our first dedicated Sales and Marketing Manger and Apprentice Designer

New telemarketing module in VISION CRM
New telemarketing module in VISION CRM

Developed a telemarketing module as part of our VISION CRM & MIS solution.

Signed 5 new clients to PSP-IT
Signed 5 new clients to PSP-IT

Signed a number of new clients; Trinity Event Solutions (General Support to new development); DSM (VISION CRM-MIS specification); Premier Block Management (Outlook tracker and VISION CRM for data reporting); West Lindsey District Council (SharePoint support); Butters group (Vision application - product development life cycle module)

CIPS extend contract to 2018
CIPS extend contract to 2018

CIPS extend supply contract to run until 2018 - a second extension from 2016.

Sponsored Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce Awards
Sponsored Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce Awards

Lead Sponsor of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce business awards 2015 as a result of our success in the 2014 South Lincolnshire business awards.

New functionality on Outlook Tracker application
New functionality on Outlook Tracker application

Upgraded reporting functionality on our Outlook Tracker application to VISION CRM data analytics

New functionality on EX-AM Portal platform
New functionality on EX-AM Portal platform

Implemented Online Mark Entry functionality to the EX-AM Portal platform with The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). Went live with Question Paper Production module in our EX-AM Portal platform with The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Microsoft Silver Application Development Partner status 4th year
Microsoft Silver Application Development Partner status 4th year

Gained Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency Partner status for the 4th year running

2014

PSP won South Lincolnshire Business of the year
PSP won South Lincolnshire Business of the year

PSP won South Lincolnshire Business of the year at the South Holland Business Awards 2014.

North Kesteven District Council intranet
North Kesteven District Council intranet

Complete development for county council, developing a SharePoint 2013 Intranet for North Kesteven District Council

New servers and memory security installed
New servers and memory security installed

New servers and memory installed to ensure we have robust off-site back-up contingency in the event of a disaster at our head office. We can now be business as usual within 8 hours of the disaster occurring for all our key management systems

VISION CRM & MIS Launched and installed
VISION CRM & MIS Launched and installed

VISION CRM & MIS our off the shelf CRM application is launched and sold to 4 different clients

CIPS extend contract to 2016
CIPS extend contract to 2016

CIPS extend current management and development contract to run until October 2016

Reaccredited Microsoft Silver Application Development Partner
Reaccredited Microsoft Silver Application Development Partner

Successfully accredited and awarded Microsoft Silver Application Development Competency Partner status for the 3rd year running

2013

New PSP website using RWD
New PSP website using RWD

Launched PSP's website using responsive design (RWD) working seamlessly across multiple mobile platforms.

Added 8 new clients to portfolio
Added 8 new clients to portfolio

Added 8 new clients to our portfolio in 2013 taking clients numbers to over 30 for the first time in PSP's history.

Developed SharePoint for Timesheet Management
Developed SharePoint for Timesheet Management

Developed Microsoft SharePoint Intranet Solution for Timesheet Management

Employed our first development apprentice
Employed our first development apprentice

Employed our first development apprentice as part of future growth strategy - the first of several apprentices.

PSP acheived  ISO9001:2008 certification
PSP acheived ISO9001:2008 certification

PSP’s robust quality standards recognised by achievement of ISO9001:2008 certification

Outlook Tracker got Certified
Outlook Tracker got Certified

Our Outlook Email Tracker plug-in achieved Microsoft Platform Ready Certification for Windows 8

Won South Holland Business Award
Won South Holland Business Award

Won Best Use of IT & Communications award at the South Holland Business Awards

Launch of new proprietary products
Launch of new proprietary products

Official launch of two proprietary products developed in 2012-2013 - VISION CRM and MIS.

Achieved Investors in people Bronze award
Achieved Investors in people Bronze award

Achieved Investors in people Bronze award... we really do have a fantastic team at PSP!

2012

Developed SharePoint Intranet for Bid Management
Developed SharePoint Intranet for Bid Management

Developed Microsoft SharePoint Intranet solution for Bid Management, a new component of the SharePoint module.

Microsoft silver accreditation for software development
Microsoft silver accreditation for software development

Achieved Microsoft silver accreditation for software development after training

Developed Learning Management Content
Developed Learning Management Content

Began to develop Learning Management Content using a combination of inhouse experience and client input.

EX-AM Portal & Outlook Email tracker
EX-AM Portal & Outlook Email tracker

Year of product development, EX-AM Portal & Outlook Email tracker. Sold two versions of our in-house VISION CRM & MIS (Customer Relationship Management & management information system application).

2011

Created Candidate Management System for NEBOSH
Created Candidate Management System for NEBOSH

Created Bespoke Microsoft .NET Candidate Management System for NEBOSH

New office building named Carver House
New office building named Carver House

Moved from Bourne to Spalding in Linconshire into our very own brand new offices. Increased our footprint 3 fold. Directors invested in excess of £300k for the purchase of the building and fitting out. New office building named Carver House.

2010

Developed KPI tracking tool with MS Sharepoint
Developed KPI tracking tool with MS Sharepoint

Developed KPI (key performance indicator) tracking tool and integrated the tool with Microsoft SharePoint

Became an EPiServer partner
Became an EPiServer partner

Became an EPiServer partner - an open source Content Management System used for our larger corporate customers.

Continued investment to support growth
Continued investment to support growth

Continued investment in infrastructure to support our growth and development plan.

First E-commerce with back-office integration
First E-commerce with back-office integration

Implemented full e-commerce solution and back-office integration for our first customer, enhancing the inhouse skill set of our development team.

Established customer service and testing function
Established customer service and testing function

Formally established customer service and testing function as a separate team from the development team allowing us to test independently.

Continued growth of our customer base
Continued growth of our customer base

Continued growth of our customer base as part of our rapid growth strategy.

2009

Gained our first large customer
Gained our first large customer

Gained our first large customer, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Invested in new server capability
Invested in new server capability

Invested in new servers to support our growing development team in 2009. A sure sign of growth!

EX-AM Portal application was created
EX-AM Portal application was created

EX-AM Portal was developed as an application to assist examining bodies in managing the external resources involved in question creation, paper marking, standardisation and the moderation processes allowing suppliers, examiners, assessors, markers and moderators to interact efficiently online. The inspiration and knowhow for EX-AM portal was from a member of PSP staff.

Implemented processes for testing
Implemented processes for testing

Implemented processes for testing across all developments. This was a predecessor of our customer services team who perform UAT on every client project.

2008

Where it all began - The Birth of PSP-IT
Where it all began - The Birth of PSP-IT

People, Systems & Process (PSP IT Design & Development Ltd) was formed in 2008 and set up shop above Rosedale’s Estate Agents in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

PSP-IT's first ever customer - Parker Fry Recovery
PSP-IT's first ever customer - Parker Fry Recovery

Gained our first ever customer was Parker Fry Recovery, a car and motorbike recovery assistance service based in Peterborough.