Aviation software specialist's North Bank office is cleared for take-off

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 29 Apr 2019

A Kirmington-based business which specialises in software for the aviation industry is marking its 10th anniversary by expanding onto the North Bank, as it aims to attract developers keen to reach for the skies.

Shane Spencer, managing director of Keyzo IT Solutions Ltd, said passion will be a key attribute as the company broadens its search for new recruits north of the Humber, bolstered by a presence at The Deep Business Centre.

He said: “We have expanded to raise awareness of the work that we do and the opportunities that we can offer for software developers within Hull and the surrounding areas. As we continue to grow there is likely to be more recruitment. At the moment there are 30 people in the business and we are looking to build on that over the next year.

“Initially, we are looking for software developers at junior, mid and senior levels and we want people who have both the technical skill and the passion for the job. All the people in our team are keen to learn and to see the business succeed and we want more people who have that attitude.”

Keyzo was founded by him in 2009 to provide software for a range of business sectors, and it has become a leader in supplying human resources and health and safety solutions.

The company moved into the aviation industry with the acquisition of Bytron Aviation in 2014, a business where Shane had previously spent more than three years as a software engineer. On buying out his former employers and becoming managing director, Shane brought both businesses together at Bytron’s offices in Kirmington, next to Humberside International Airport.

Now in its 35th year, Bytron has gone from strength to strength and provides innovative flight crew briefing software, flight dispatch software and other services to industry heavyweights including Thomas Cook, Fly Dubai, Virgin and Boeing.

The HR and health and safety software from Keyzo including Induct and Train, Read and Sign and Staff Portal for clients including the NHS, Scottish Power, ABP, Cemex and Novartis.

Therisa Thompson, HR manager at Keyzo, said: “It made sense for the business to remain in Kirmington following the acquisition as the North Lincolnshire location is fantastic and within a mile of the airport. Now that we’re expanding we need to recruit talent from across a wider area. With a base in Hull we can reach a much wider area.

“We already have some staff who come from Hull and by establishing a presence at The Deep Business Centre we hope to find more great team members. The Hull and East Yorkshire area has taken off massively in terms of technology and we want to offer more opportunities to software developers in the region.”

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Freya Cross, business and corporate manager at The Deep, said: “The arrival of Keyzo presents some great opportunities for software developers to join an exciting industry, and it also underlines the recognition Hull has gained as a hub for technology and a breeding ground for talent.

“We are confident Keyzo will find the people they need to enable them to establish their second office at The Deep as a platform for further growth.”



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