Software Cornwall Case Study: Headforwards
Headforwards are an outsource software development company who have been members of Software Cornwall since we began.
From their base at the Pool Innovation Centre they create bespoke software solutions for clients all over the world.
In just 4 short years they have grown their team to nearly 60 people and they don’t show any signs of slowing down.
They are firm believers of being agile and they incorporate this into every aspect of their business including strategy and company culture. This has played a major part in their success.
So why did they join Software Cornwall?
They are passionate about filling the skills gap.
The IT sector is growing at an astounding rate but the media is reporting an IT skills shortage. There have been changes to the National Curriculum to help improve this but there is a lot more work to be done.
Headforwards were impressed with the work Software Cornwall was doing in this area and felt that together we could really make a difference. They have enjoyed joining us to be a part of Career Shows, STEM Fairs and Missions to Mars.
Headforwards want to promote the growth of the industry in Cornwall.
They found that people were often surprised that there was even one software company in the county, when in fact there are many more!
The TechNation survey showed that a massive 77 tech businesses in Cornwall took part and registered. Soon Cornwall will be recognised as a hub of Digital talent which will be great news for all the businesses involved.
Another reason for joining was recruitment.
Here at Software Cornwall we share our members job opportunities with our followers via our website and social media.
We also have a database of talented engineers, developers and testers looking for work.
Headforwards now advertise all their job vacancies with us and 20% of their applications come through Software Cornwall.
Headforwards believe we all learn and grow from collaboration and that is the main reason they choose to join us.
If you are interested in finding out what Software Cornwall can do for you, please contact us.