Microsoft partner Redspire broadens Dynamics 365, Power Platform hiring after year of growth

April 14 2021

Glasgow-based Microsoft partner Redspire reports it has grown its team by 50 percent over the past year and is already seeing further hiring in 2021. The company recently announced a 39 percent increase in sales despite Covid-related business interruptions.

Working with Scottish technology recruitment firm Nine Twenty, Redspire hired 18 individuals in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 11 more in the first quarter of 2021. Currently, Redspire's technical delivery team comprises 55 employees and is on pace to end the year with 65 team members, according to the company.

"Redspire's growth has foundations in an exceptionally close working relationship with Microsoft and recent headline contract wins include a strategic fintech partnership with Virgin Money as the bank develops its Working Capital Health proposition," a Redspire representative told MSDW.

The company continues to look for technical and solutions architects, including technical Dynamics 365 and Power Platform solution architects. Power Platform is important to Redspire's customers and therefore the specialist skills are very important, the representative said.

A Nine Twenty rep told MSDW that the firm is placing such roles a senior consultants – functional and technical – developers, testers, project managers as well as highly-skilled technical architects and marketing personnel with Redspire.

"Mainly we have to head hunt all of the staff we place with Redspire," the Nine Twenty rep said. "Their remote working opportunities are important when attracting talent; however, they do work with some fantastic clients, which is more satisfying from a candidate perspective due to the projects they work on."

And although job candidates have their own priorities when seeking out new employers, they all want the ability to grow professionally and technically as well as gain support within the community. Financial considerations are also important, especially over the past year.

Although the Dynamics 365 hiring market has been tight with limited talent, Redspire has the potential to reach talent from many regions because it is now hiring across all of the UK, according to Nine Twenty.

"Redspire has actually been helped by the effects of the pandemic, with the growing acceptance that people can effectively work from anywhere," said Chris Lowden, director of technology at Nine Twenty.

"While previously we would have concentrated on identifying Scottish-based talent for the company, we are now widening our headhunting into the rest of the UK and, indeed, have just placed someone who is located in London."

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a very niche skill set, but with new ways of working coming into play for everyone in 2020, the talent pool has widened quite significantly enabling Nine Twenty to cast the net across the UK, Lowden said.

Nine Twenty has also had a remarkable year of growth despite last spring’s shutdown. The reason: there are simply more jobs than there are people within the technology space at the moment.

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