AN IT business has hit double digit growth for the fourth consecutive year.

Oriium Consulting, based in the centre of Wetherby, was founded in 2007 by Chris Kiaie, to serve both small local businesses and larger enterprises, including NG Bailey, Lightwater Valley and UK Trade and Investment.

The company, which began with three staff in a small single unit office, has now grown into three units and employs 16 staff.

Mr Kiaie said they expected another year of double digit growth in 2012. He said: "Although providing comprehensive IT support to large companies and networks, Oriium very much remains a local company at heart. We are committed to helping Yorkshire small and medium-sized businesses and plan on doing this by staying conversant with technical developments in this ever evolving sector and constantly enhancing the skills of our team."

The business now hopes to be recognised as Small Business Of The Year and Growth Business Of The Year in The Press Business Awards 2012.