Nottingham-based managed IT solutions firm Octavian IT has declared its international ambitions by announcing that it is set to open an office in the US.
Octavian IT, which is part of the Octavian group of companies, will open its US office in Phoenix, Arizona, within the headquaters of the Octavian USA business. The move comes just 18 months after the business was set up in Nottingham.
Ben Solomon, managing director of Octavian IT, explained the reasons behind the expansion, saying: "We want to expand and grow quickly and the US IT market obviously is huge. For businesses that want to, it’s an ideal expansion step for a number of reasons.
"The Octavian Group took that leap a few years ago and has been growing ever since, making this step even more logical for us."
Solomon revealed that Octavian has already started trading with US companies, selling software and providing IT support in order to prove that its model works on a global scale.
He added: "A benefit of our industry, especially today, is that our software and services to a large degree can be sold and managed remotely. Our US office will be closely overseen by myself and Jeremy Whitehead, solutions director, along with management support from the group headquarters."
Octavian IT will be offering its growing US customer base the same services it does here in the UK: full business IT helpdesk and onsite support, IT projects and solutions, cyber security, and a huge range of IT hardware sales and software. Microsoft Office 365 will be a major product for us due to its popularity and low cost.
The US expansion is just the start of a worldwide plan for Octavian IT: "We will continue to expand into viable markets, so we're looking at multiple US locations, the Middle East and South Africa and possibly Australia. We’re always open to new opportunities."