FHL has major growth plans and is ramping-up headcount
14 May 2018 – FHL Cloud Solutions saw a single digit revenue increase for financial year ending 31 March 2018. This is despite a year of significant change, with FHL becoming part of RSM UK in November 2017. The combined FHL and RSM businesses has formed the largest and leading NetSuite provider across Europe.
With the backing of RSM – a leading audit, tax and consulting firm – FHL is planning to drive revenue growth by 30 per cent (for financial year ending 31 March 2019) and almost double headcount.
‘To sustain revenue growth the same year as being acquired is a phenomenal achievement’, says Andrew Peddie, Managing Director of FHL Cloud Solutions. ‘This proves the resilience and professionalism of the FHL team. With RSM’s support, we’re now in an even stronger position and look forward to fast and sustained growth.’
FHL, which is a 5 star NetSuite solution provider, plans to increase its professional services capacity in order to fulfil the growing support needs of its own clients as well as RSM’s international client base. This will involve an intensive recruitment drive in partnership with Staffordshire University that will see FHL’s headcount substantially increase over the next 12 months.
Peddie says, ‘The professional services team, which provides first-rate implementation, training and ongoing support services, is our largest growth area. We’ll be working in partnership with Staffordshire University to recruit high calibre graduates and apprentices so that we can increase the bandwidth of our team.’
‘Our growth ambitions will undoubtedly consolidate FHL’s position as Europe’s leading cloud solutions provider’, adds Peddie.
FHL has been named Oracle+NetSuite’s #1 solution partner for Europe, Middle East and Africa once again! This means that we’ve been awarded the accolade for a record sixth time. Such an achievement should not be underestimated, especially against a backdrop of an increasingly competitive market. So how have we done it?
Of course, we provide the very best technology available. Oracle+NetSuite remains the world’s most advanced and adaptable cloud solution for businesses everywhere. Everyone is always on the latest version and by helping a business to accommodate change with little or no IT knowledge, this delivers huge advantages. However, every Oracle+NetSuite provider is on a level playing field when it comes to the technology, so what’s FHL’s particular recipe for success? Why is FHL so adept at tailoring the NetSuite platform to meet the needs of the business – the so-called critical “last mile”?
Quite simply it’s our people! We’re recognised by mid-market organisations as trusted advisors for complex projects, but this hasn’t happened overnight. Ten years ago we started-out with just two people and we now have a team of over 50 experts. Yes, we work hard but it’s not just about putting in the hours.
At FHL, we are people-focused. We choose people who are enthusiastic and talented “do-ers” and who understand the importance of collaborative partnerships with our customers. We invest in apprentices and graduates and then train, nurture and mentor them throughout their careers with us.
The outcome is a highly-skilled team who understands what businesses require and the changes they need to make. A team who relates to business owners and leaders in both small and mid-sized organisations and who recognises the challenges organisations face and how the technology can be tailored to suit.
I have to admit that the secret to our success isn’t rocket science and yet too many solution providers don’t sufficiently invest in their people. We take it seriously, it’s part of our DNA and the results? Well! They speak for themselves!
- Members of the FHL team receiving the EMEA partner of the year accolade at SuiteWorld 2017
Oracle+NetSuite – the provider of the world’s leading cloud business management solution – has named FHL its top solution partner of the year for the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for a record sixth time.
We received the accolade for attracting the greatest number of new clients and for achieving the highest value subscriptions with our ‘best in class’ consulting and implementation services. Once again,we have also been awarded Oracle+NetSuite’s highest 5-star partner status.
Consistent recognition as the leader in our field means a lot to our team. It differentiates us in what has become a very competitive sector and the team’s pride shows, ultimately benefiting our customers.
So why have we won? We are proud to be people-focused and so the team has been extensively trained, clearly to great effect! Recruiting, training, nurturing and mentoring very enthusiastic, hard-working and talented people is what keeps us at the top of our game and ahead of our competitors.
You may not realise that we are also an authorised SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA) ecommerce partner and have released multiple “Built for NetSuite” certified apps as a SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) partner. With the market and the Oracle+NetSuite technology platform evolving at a dramatic rate, we’re finding the demand for our services greater than ever.
So here’s to 10 years in business and six of those years as NetSuite’s n.o. #1 partner across EMEA. We’re proud to be FHL!