The Kerridge ‘Konnect’ customer conference has opened at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford on Avon. Around three hundred attendees have joined the two day event, which includes a number of breakout sessions and discussions with commercial partners that link to the software, such as Dojo card payments.
James Mitchell, MD opened the event with a speech that focussed on the computer firm’s three areas of focus, namely sustainability, profitability and digitisation. He added that the company is planning to expand its reach throughout the world through a mixture of organic growth and by buying out companies.
“In terms of money, we’ve grown organically and through acquisitions,” he said. “We look to further grow through mergers and acquisitions and enter a new market space in one of three verticals [of distribution, automotive and rental] ,” he explained, adding that the firm is fundamentally an R&D organisation.
He explained that the firm now employs close to 1,200 people globally and has about 90,000 users in the UK alone.
The firm acquired automotive platform MAM Software in 2019 and Ireland-based RNH Solutions in 2021.
The conference continues.