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OGL Group kick starts recruitment drive to exceed 350 employees by end of 2022

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26 April 2022

After a record 12 months due to several new multi-year contract wins and growth of its workforce to over 300, OGL Group has laid out plans to maintain its position as one of the largest technology solutions providers in the Midlands.

Following significant growth in 2021, OGL Group reached a real milestone with 300 staff members across its Midlands and London office locations and is well on the way to exceeding its target of 350 staff by the year end having already seen more than 20 new recruits joining its workforce in the first quarter of 2022.

This exceptional growth, particularly during a pandemic, is being driven by organisations (both in the private and public sectors) wanting to invest in digital transformation solutions to deliver greater efficiencies, as well as cyber security to strengthen their posture against the growing threat from cyber-crime. This has led to the need to employ more staff to meet the demands of their growing customer base.

To accommodate its expanding team, OGL Group has recently undertaken a major development and refurbishment project at its Kidderminster site which is almost complete.

Debbie Barton, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are just putting the finishing touches to areas such as our gardens, which now form a central feature at the site and will be a great space for our staff to relax and take time out."

The development project has seen the addition of more than 10,000 sq ft following the acquisition of a number of surrounding properties. The newly upgraded site boasts a suite of high-tech rooms kitted with the latest AV and networking technologies, an interactive reception area and garden-facing meeting rooms, welcoming visitors and OGL Group’s growing workforce.

The OGL Group’s cyber security arm, CyberGuard Technologies, grew its team by 20 per cent in the last three months with plans to expand by a further 50 per cent by the end of 2022. 

Sean Tickle, Head of CyberGuard, said: “The fast pace of the industry, and the ever-evolving technologies being adopted by CyberGuard, is what is really attracting people to us as they want to build their career within a thriving and successful business. And the backgrounds of our new recruits are also as varied and interesting. One of our latest recruits has come from a military background, where he was managing communications for the SAS."


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Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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