An AV technology has reported steady growth despite the impact of the coronavirus and is now looking to expand further.

IDNS was established thirty years ago as a typewriter ribbon reseller and has experienced a top-level restructuring during a management buyout in 2018 that saw managing directors David Shuttleworth and Darren Clayman take full control of the operations.

Following this, the company revealed ambitious plans to hit a turnover of £37m within five years as well as increase staff numbers by 30% - and so far, it seems covid-19 has only propelled the business forward in reaching these goals.

Last month IDNS was awarded places on the FE-owned CPC framework and the NPS framework.

The value of these two frameworks combined totals a staggering £300M.

The people-powered business has also further strengthened its offering by appointing four new members of staff to its 70-person strong team during the lockdown period alone.

Two of these recruits are rejoining IDNS following some time in the industry broadening their knowledge; these include Nick Gill, who returns as Key Account Manager for the South of England, and Jason Cannon, who returns to lead the IDNS installation team with more than 15 years’ experience under his belt.

They are accompanied by Alex Castle, who will be heavily involved with IDNS’ bid writing team, and Edward Powell-Smith, who will take on the position of Installations Engineer.

Managing Director of IDNS, Darren Clayman, who headed up the firm’s management buyout commented: “Despite the general downturn in the industry, and the economy as a whole, we’re still seeing great opportunities through the largest IT and AV frameworks.

“I know that myself and the team will proudly carry our born-and-bred Bolton heritage with us wherever we go - but as a company, we are definitely excited for what the future holds as a key enabler of learning in the health and education sectors using next-generation AV technology.”

IDNS is always on the lookout to recruit more regional talent, whether they have technology experience or not.