Saxilby-based software specialists OrderWise recently welcomed a distinguished guest from West Lindsey District Council.

The Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Roger Patterson was welcomed by Director David Hallam and his management team to take a tour of the company’s recently expanded premises. Cllr Patterson heard about the success of the company since it was formed more than 25 years ago and about its recent expansion and recruitment drive.

David also took Cllr Patterson to meet teams across the company to see how OrderWise manages its 1,000 customers. The council representatives were also taken on a tour of the new £1.2 million expansion, which will open in March.

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David said: “It was great to host Cllr Patterson’s visit. To share our story is always a pleasure but it’s also great to let our local council know what we are doing from day to day.

“We employ most of our workforce from the immediate area, so it was good to meet a member of the council to bridge that gap between us and the people in charge of decision-making in this area.”

Cllr Patterson said: “Visiting OrderWise was fantastic. As Chairman of the council, it’s great to be able to go and meet people around the district and to be inspired by what they do. David and his team here at OrderWise have made us very welcome. David’s story in particular is inspiring. From such a modest start to a business that now turns over £7 million is impressive in anyone’s books. To survive and actually thrive through two recessions is also a great achievement.

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“We are committed to supporting those in business in the district, so to see what happens on the ground is always useful.”

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