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XI-ted Rotherham Company Expands

posted 4 Feb 2013, 06:24 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 6 Feb 2013, 05:14 by Dean Hughes ]
Rotherham-based XI Technologies has marked its third successful year in business by expanding into its own 3,000 sq ft premises in Moorgate.

XI Technologies, which is run by entrepreneur Mike Slattery, was established back in 2009 at the Moorgate Crofts business centre in Rotherham and received support and mentoring from RiDO (Rotherham Investment Development Office).

The company provides state of the art interactive touch screens to schools and businesses as replacements for projectors or whiteboards, together with innovative audio visual solutions. The company develops its own products, providing cutting edge technology to revolutionise the classroom and board room. As the company started to grow and expand, XI Technologies also took advantage of support through RiDO's Soft Landing Zone, which provides research and consultancy services for the identification of new overseas markets. This included exploring opportunities in Germany, which the research showed had potential for future growth.

XI Technologies has expanded considerably in the past three years, with an impressive client base, which includes schools across the country - with 30 in Rotherham, plus major corporates such as Slimming World and the University of Sheffield. XI Technologies recently supplied screens to four of RiDO's business centres to enable it to promote the businesses within its centres.

Mike Slattery, Managing Director of XI Technologies said: "It is great to have our own premises and to have the facilities to be able to expand even further into the education and corporate market. We have been able to take on new staff and our new technology centre provides the perfect base for us serve customers across the UK - and further afield. It's a really exciting time for our business."

Mike has been working with Julia Millea, business development co-ordinator for RiDO, she said: "It is always really satisfying to see a business expand and grow so quickly. XI Technologies has a fantastic product range and it was fantastic to be able to support Mike in looking into opportunities for growth overseas. The company is entering an exciting new era and we look forward to working with Mike and the team in the future."

The Growth and Prosperity in Rotherham (Soft Landing Zone) project aims to assist Rotherham companies in accessing international markets and also helps foreign inward investors who choose to locate to RiDO's business centres. The project is supported financially by the European Union. It has attracted £842k investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe's support for the region's economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.

For more details about the Soft Landing Zone project visit our website.

For more details about XI Technologies visit the website or call 01709 835453.