Rochdale managed IT services company gears up for growth

Posted by on 23 Nov 2020

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A Rochdale-based managed IT services company is targeting £1m+ turnover next year after moving into new offices. Creative Networks was founded by brothers Azeem Javed and Shakeel Ahmed in 2005 and has now grown to 15 staff, supporting hundreds of clients with IT support and services.

The company has always been based in Rochdale and recently moved into Moss Bridge House on Moss Bridge Road, which was previously occupied by Zen Internet. Director Azeem Javed said their new office gives them the space to grow as they look to hit £1m turnover for the first time.

He said: “Our objective for the rest of 2020 and into 2021 is to scale the business and we now have significant extra capacity to help achieve that. “When we were looking for a new office we had no intention of leaving our hometown Rochdale from where we have built a number of successful companies.

“Moss Bridge House was perfect because of the brilliant transport links it boasts. We’re really glad we moved.” Creative Networks is a family business ran by brothers, Asim, Azeem, Kasim and Shakeel Ahmed. The brothers also run a successful refurbished tech company – - and have recently extended its services into digital marketing under Creative Marketing.

The company works across all sectors including professional services, manufacturing, ecommerce and public sector. Javed said: “Our values, beliefs and ethics are at the heart of everything we do at Creative Networks and we’re 100 per cent committed to continuing our professional work ethic.

“The keys to our success thus far have been reliability, trustworthiness and keeping our promises.  “We started with a single engineer and a single customer and have grown on the back of our customer-centric approach. 

“Clients have needed a reliable IT network more than ever during Covid-19 and that’s where we’ve been able to step in.”

Councillor John Blundell, cabinet member for regeneration, business, skills and employment at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “We’re very proud of companies like Creative Networks that have continued to grow within the borough. Their new office at Moss Bridge House is a statement of intent and sets the company up for continued growth in 2021 and beyond.”

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