A TEESSIDE business that began life as a two-man university-based venture has expanded to work with some of the world’s biggest energy and process companies.
Stockton-based Datum360 builds sophisticated software to manage largescale engineering projects and has grown its team tenfold in the last eight years.
The firm’s Software as a Service products help huge oil and gas operators such as Maersk Oil, BP and ENGIE to specify, capture and use their engineering information to improve efficiency and safety across their facilities.
The team recently expanded the business into Stockton’s Fusion Hive – the purpose built digital hub in the town’s Northshore zone.
Steve Wilson, CEO and co-founder, said: “We’ve seen fantastic growth since Datum360 started out life in Teesside University’s Victoria Building.
“At that time, my co-founder, Dave Mitchell, and me shared a vision to develop cloud-based engineering information management software that simply put “just works”.
“Now we’re working across the world, with some great blue-chip clients, even as far afield as Australia.
“Fusion Hive is the perfect base for us – it’s accessible, and has the space to expand that is so integral to our business. It would be good if the rail links were modern but everything else works great.”
Datum360’s team of 20 has now moved into Fusion Hive ready for further growth.
They join businesses such as drone expert RectrixAS, which recently launched a Trinidad and Tobago office, and fast growing cloud computing specialist Circle Cloud.
Steve added: “This expansion will facilitate further development of our software products to meet the needs of global companies.
“Datum360 helps clients to increase project efficiency and minimise production downtime, and we continue to innovate all the time.
“We have some exciting developments in the pipeline and we’re very proud to be creating a global network from here on Teesside.”