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Award winning Leeds agile firm celebrates 100th team member

A Leeds-based agile business transformation specialist, with an annual turnover of £16 million just over three years after start-up, has celebrated the appointment of its 100th recruit.

Burendo provides clients in the UK and overseas with experts skilled in tackling software development challenges in short sprints before rapidly reviewing the results to determine the next step in the project.

Last month the consultancy triumphed in the International category at the Leeds Digital Festival Awards 2021 following its work to design and deliver an agile operating model to US pharmaceutical giant McKesson.

In addition to running training sessions for hundreds of McKesson’s staff, Burendo team members devised a tailored solution for the RelayHealth division of McKesson which focussed on the reduction of its delivery cycle from 18 months to just three months.

Burendo was founded in 2018 by Gary Green, Austen Bell and Glenn Crossley who also collaborated to launch the Blended Agile Delivery (BAD) Toolkit, providing open access to agile techniques and processes.

Despite the considerable obstacles to growth posed to many businesses by the pandemic, Burendo has continued to gain new clients and expand employee numbers.

Speaking at a special event in Leeds to mark the recruitment of the firm’s 100th team member, Gary Green, People Director, said: “We are proud of every one of our team and delighted to celebrate this landmark moment.

“Our high-skilled professionals work in challenging environments and on complex projects with some of the brightest minds and agile thinkers.

“With many new roles being advertised on our website, Burendo looks forward to increasing our strength even further in the weeks and months ahead.”

Austen Bell, Operations Director, said: “We have travelled a long way in a short space of time.

“Our success comes from harnessing the pool of talent in the Burendo family and having a clear plan and direction at every level of the business.

“To build on what has been achieved, we must stay lean, efficient and responsive to customer needs.”

Glenn Crossley, Commercial Director, said: “It is tremendous to witness the vibrancy and creativity that Burendo embodies.  Alongside Austen and Gary, I have enjoyed being part of a business finding pragmatic solutions to the business challenges that are out there.

“We are surrounded by a team of incredibly talented people and I look forward to building new relationships and working with organisations to turn possibilities into outcomes.”