CMYK Business Technology partners with North East tech consultancy Opencast to deliver IT support and on-boarding services

The Newcastle-based operation of national business technology provider CMYK has added fast-growing independent tech consultancy Opencast to its client portfolio, further strengthening CMYK’s position as one of the go-to providers for workplace technology across the region.

CMYK is delighted to announce that CMYK has been selected as Opencast’s new IT and business support partner, and proud to welcome this scaling and forward-thinking business on board.

Headquartered in Newcastle, Opencast is one of the North East’s fastest-growing tech consultancy firms – and was last month recognised by international publisher Newsweek as one of the UK’s top 20 Most Loved Workplaces in 2022.

Opencast’s headcount has doubled in 2022 to nearly 400 people, with revenues projected to increase by 80%. It anticipates further rapid growth moving forward.

To support the business during this growth, CMYK will now look after Opencast’s IT support, procurement and team on-boarding. The shift means that any IT issues faced by Opencast people will be handled by CMYK.

CMYK will also configure new hardware, including laptops, and send these out to new starters wherever they are located. It will also dispatch merchandise and publishing material.

Welcoming the news, CMYK regional sales director Craig Pratt (pictured above with Opencast head of software development David Sarginson) said: “I’ve personally been a huge admirer of Opencast. They have been for many years a ‘must-watch’ tech firm in the region. Having tracked their success and growth, and the ethical way they operate, this makes our new partnership all the more special. Opencast is a modern day success story for North East business, with an increasingly UK-wide focus.”

Lee Foster, chief technology officer at Opencast, said “We’re delighted to welcome CMYK on board as our new IT and business systems support partner. The new partnership will help us provide even better IT services and on-boarding experiences for our people as we grow.”

CMYK has been operating across the North East for two years, and continues to grow from strength to strength. The firm has already attracted new business from several of the North East’s top firms and secured key business opportunities with some of the region’s leading education, professional services and manufacturing organisations.

Craig added: “We are extremely proud to have been selected as Opencast’s trusted IT partner and are looking forward to a long and lasting relationship as we help support Opencast on its ambitious growth strategy.

”Thanks to the CMYK team for delivering yet another incredible win for the business. Our partnership with Opencast further highlights our capability, skillset and ability to deliver a fantastic service and client experience.”