Bellshill’s Edge Testing bags £3m of contract wins

Software testing business Edge Testing Solutions has netted contracts worth more than £3 million after adding a string of new clients.

Sharon Hamilton, managing director of Edge Testing Solutions. Picture: John Devlin
Sharon Hamilton, managing director of Edge Testing Solutions. Picture: John Devlin

The Bellshill-based firm, part of Eurofins Digital Testing, said it had secured a variety of public and private sector contracts, including with a high street retailer, two universities, NHS Blood and Transfusion service, a Glasgow-based e-commerce start-up and a gas distribution network provider.

Testing services will be delivered from the firm’s offices in Scotland, Birmingham, London and Manchester.

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Sharon Hamilton, managing director of Edge Testing, said: “All of the new contract wins have provided a significant boost to our plans for growth in England.

“They are also a strong indication of our expertise, track record and reputation within the public sector, retail, utility and education sectors.”

Having experienced a record year of growth in 2019, which saw the company increase its presence in England by 50 per cent, including setting up offices in Manchester and Birmingham city centres, Edge Testing intends to continue its expansion in the north of England.

Its digital test hub launch in Manchester initially created five jobs in the area, but the firm aims to create an additional 60 jobs in the north of England over the next two years, from experienced test managers and test analysts to trainee software testers.

The Scottish group will be managing testing services for a Manchester-based university, combining both onsite and remote delivery from its hub in central Manchester, while another new contract with a west London university will be supported by the firm’s London team.

For the universities, Edge Testing has been appointed as a software testing partner following “highly competitive” bids. It has been active in the universities sector since 2015.

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