Inspec Solutions, a Sheffield-based technology systems provider to industries including petrochemical, food and beverage and power generation and metals, has reported a bumper year with over 30% growth secured to its year end – achieving its highest ever turnover.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, Inspec Solutions saw this significant growth due to new contracts won for its automation and process control solutions in the power generation, petrochemical and education & research sectors.

Mark Ritson, Managing Director of Inspec Solutions, said: “2019/2020 was an amazing year for us.   We experienced our highest growth ever and were delighted with the in-roads we made into some new high growth sectors.

“We traditionally focused on the metals industry, but our automation systems provide benefits to all process and manufacturing industries.  Like all businesses, we’ve had a quiet couple of months since lockdown, but businesses are recognising how they can use our technology to improve efficiency and deliver enhanced shareholder value – our order books are looking good!”

Attercliffe-based Inspec Solutions employs 25 highly qualified engineers and software developers and has developed a bespoke degree apprenticeship scheme to continually develop talent in-house. Three new apprentices have recently been appointed to the business who are studying for degrees in engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, joining five already underway on the scheme, as the company strongly believes in investing in its own talent.

Mark Ritson continues: “We’ve seen continued growth over the last 20 years and have been able to build a strong, dedicated team of engineers.  We’ve kept a competitive edge by investing in our people – and our commitment to developing our own engineers through apprentice schemes is a big part of this.”