RISHI visited a leading Richmond software company to find out more about its plans for the future as it marks 10 years in business.
OpenCRM is a cloud based customer relationship management system company which provides a tailored software solution for organisations around the globe.
Having reached its 10th anniversary earlier in the summer, Mr Sunak visited its office in Colburn Business Park to learn more about the business and its future growth plans.
He said: “It is great to see a company like OpenCRM doing well in my constituency. Having worked with companies in Silicon Valley in California, I am well aware of the importance of businesses like these in the modern economy.
“The fact that the founders started and decided to grow their enterprise here is testament to the attractiveness of North Yorkshire to the tech sector.”
With a love of software innovation and technology, Graham Anderson launched OpenCRM in 2005 with just four members of staff. Ten years on, the team has grown to more than 20 members of staff across a number of departments, including product development, sales, design, and customer support.
He said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Sunak to OpenCRM. As our local MP, and a big supporter of business, we are thrilled he was able to take time out of his busy schedule to learn more about our work.
“Technology is such an important industry in the UK and we were keen to highlight to Rishi the contribution we make up here in Yorkshire. Everyone thinks London is the technology hub and where you need to do business - but our team are some of the best around and we are able to run a successful companies right in the heart of the Dales.
“The majority of our team live in the local area so it was also great that we were able to talk about our work as well as learn more about what his priorities are for Richmond.”