A SCOTTISH recruitment specialist has seen its profits and revenue rise significantly over the past 12 months.

The independently owned Be-IT posted impressive financial results which show that profit rose by 55% in the past year, while revenue increased by 40% over the same period.

In what is the firm’s fourth full year of trading, turnover at the digital transformation resourcing group increased to £11.2 million.

Be-IT has offices in Edinburgh and Belfast and in February invested £100,000 in a new headquarters in Glasgow.

“We celebrate our fifth birthday this month and we are proud to have established ourselves as Scotland’s number one independent IT recruitment firm,” said managing director of Be-IT Nikola Kelly.

“Increasing demand for digital, technology and transformation skills across all business sectors has heralded exciting times for us. I’ve worked in technology recruitment for 14 years and it has never been busier.

“We are ambitious and confident that Be-IT can continue to grow in a vibrant market place.”

The company, which specialises in recruiting professionals for IT, digital, project management and leadership jobs, is expected to continue to grow, with revenue predicted to increase by around 50% to £17.5m over the next 12 months.

Be-IT places around 35 to 40 IT professionals a month and say there are significant opportunities in the marketplace over the next few years which will support that growth.

Increasing digitalisation in business and the work place, along with cyber security, artificial intelligence, robotics and big data, are having a big impact on the marketplace, both in Scotland and the UK as a whole.

“Be-IT’s continued strong growth is a reflection not only of the demand within our market place, but of the service that our teams provide to both candidates and clients across the UK,” said Gareth Biggerstaff, the company’s CEO.

“We plan to further enhance our offering over the year ahead and bring other services to the market which in turn it is hoped will fuel further growth of 40-50% in the coming years.”