A YORK tech company is moving to its third new head office in just four years after out-growing two previous sites as staff numbers triple.

RotaCloud, which develops rota planning software, was set up in 2013 and now has a customer base of more than 1,500 businesses around the world.

In the last year alone staff numbers have almost trebled and as such the business has decided to take on its own premises to accommodate its rapid expansion.

After outgrowing two offices at York Science Park in Heslington, the RotaCloud team has now moved in to York city centre, taking on a newly refurbished 2,700sq ft office in George Hudson Street.

Joel Beverley, who founded the business with David Brandon and James Lintern in 2013, said: “York Science Park was RotaCloud’s home for two years, but given our current rate of expansion, we knew it was time to move on.

“The Science Park played a critical role in our development as a business, it provided the physical space and infrastructure we needed to get RotaCloud off the ground, and we’ll always be grateful for the help and support we received during our time there.

“We’d definitely recommend York Science Park to any fellow start-ups in need of a professional office environment where they can grow their business.

“Our move to central York allows us to push forward with our expansion plans, helping us to improve our product and add more features for existing and new clients alike.

“We’re excited to move into a larger office space that we hope to fill with plenty of local talent.”

The management team says it plans to double the firm’s headcount again over the course of 2018, providing more tech jobs for the city of York for years to come.

Founded in 2013, RotaCloud was built from scratch by co-founders Mr Beverley, Mr Brandon and Mr Lintern in a bid to prevent chaotic rota management at businesses large and small. The trio initially working on the project part time, before the software was launched in 2014.

After moving to offices at York Science Park in early 2016, the team grew rapidly to facilitate the huge demand for the company’s software. Eighteen months on, they’d filled not one but two offices to capacity, signalling to the company’s founders that it was time to move to a much larger space.