Bloom crowned winners at the North East Business Awards 2020

Following another fantastic year of growth, we’re delighted to have been announced the winners of the High Growth & Ambition Award at last night’s North East Business Awards 2020!

The North East Business Awards recognises excellence and innovation across the North East’s business community. The ceremony’s prestigious High Growth & Ambition Award shines a light on businesses who have demonstrated exceptional levels of growth over the past year.

The recognition caps off a record year for the team at Bloom: we’ve seen turnover rocket to £212 million and net profits more than double in the space of just 12 months. This growth has been fuelled by a significantly increased public sector customer base, as well as an increase in the number and scale of procurement projects. Today, we’re the trusted partner to over 370 public sector organisations, including 49% of all UK councils.

Adam Crampsie, MD at Bloom, commented “It’s amazing to look back at how Bloom has grown over the past year. We’ve gone from strength to strength in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and are incredibly proud of what we as a business have been able to achieve through such an unprecedented period of time. Being awarded the High Growth & Ambition Award is a fantastic accolade for the business and testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone who has played a part in Bloom’s exciting journey so far.”

Despite the economic and employment challenges of COVID-19, we’ve remained committed to North East job creation and have continued to accelerate our recruitment drive, increasing ourheadcount by 18 since March alone. The introduction of lockdown also saw our team swiftly and successfully adapt to a fully remote working model across the organisation, ensuring we could continue to thrive and expand as a business. The past year has also seen us generate more than £28 million in social value activity, with over £2.6 million given back to the public sector, driving much-needed growth back into local economies.

Congratulations to the whole team at Bloom – here’s to another fantastic year!