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Leeds-based Every sees record growth through £1m business investment and doubling staff

Yorkshire-headquartered tech firm Every has recorded its highest performing year to date – investing a seven-figure sum across the business, doubling its workforce to 65 and seeing 10% of its existing 3,800-client base invest in its education-focused HR solution.

Specialising in providing compliance and HR management software solutions to the education sector, Every is aiming to further increase its employee headcount by 77% over the next two years – boosting its staff numbers to 115.

The organisation also invested £1m across the business – enhancing and growing its IT development and sales teams, providing more staff training, recruiting additional personnel, and creating specialist customer engagement teams to support product roll-out.

Every’s year-on-year turnover also rose by 41% in 2020, largely driven by the firm’s most recent product development, the HR module – which launched in 2019 to help HR leaders within education to streamline and centralise their operations.  Commenting on the high-growth period, Every’s CEO and co-founder, Ian Bond, said: “Myself and co-founder Adam Watson established Every from a standing start in 2010, and we’re really proud of the success we’ve had so far.  Of course, 2020 was a year full of challenges for businesses – many of which still remain – but we haven’t wavered in our support for our staff and clients, and that’s resulted in our best performing year since the company’s inception.”

Every is the tech solution of choice for circa 3,800 institutions across the UK – ranging from single schools to multi-academy trusts.

Adam Watson, founding director and co-owner, added: “Our mission is to provide the country’s schools, colleges, and universities with technology solutions that help to simplify and optimise daily operations – alleviating the administrative burden, to free up time for more strategic decision-making.  But we can only accomplish this this with a dedicated and knowledgeable team of dedicated people working together behind the scenes.  And our ethos at Every is to promote from within and to nurture employee talent. This not only has a positive impact on staff satisfaction and retention rates but is also important for delivering high-quality customer service, too.”

Ian concluded: “The launch of the HR module has been a pivotal milestone in Every’s history, and we’re really looking forward to growing the company even more in the coming months.”

As well as further boosting its staffing numbers, the firm is looking to invest in larger office space – still within Leeds – to align with the company’s growth strategy for 2021 and beyond.

Photograph:  Every’s Founding Director and Co-owner Adam Watson (left) and CEO and Co-founder Ian Bond.