Supporting our energy sector
Sitekit was established by Campbell Grant on the Isle of Skye in 1989 to provide remote technical consultancy to clients in the energy sector. In the early 1990s, the company became an early adopter of Internet and web technology and prospered by providing web services to a wide range of customers in the Highlands.
In 2008, Campbell, with support from HIE, attended the Entrepreneur Development Programme at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in Boston. This inspired Campbell to work with his management team to identify a more ambitious business strategy that would support the growth of the company beyond its regional market to compete nationally.
The team opted for a strategy of specialisation in a single vertical market and, after careful analysis, targeted the healthcare sector based on global growth forecasts and an existing bridgehead that could be quickly expanded.
Today, Sitekit is committed to developing digital solutions that help to improve service delivery in health care and to enable people to live healthier and happier lives through the use of familiar digital consumer technology and joined up digital public services.
The company is now working with over 50 NHS Trusts in England, and in 2017 secured its largest ever contract to deliver a security system for a major government department.
Sitekit founder and CEO, Campbell Grant, explains that it has been a testing journey to get to this point. “As a growing company, headquartered in the Highlands, we’ve got through both hard times and good times with a combination of perseverance and team work. This, along with a relentless focus on great customer service, has enabled us to successfully grow the business and build a loyal, strong, highly skilled workforce.
“Our success in the digital health care sector in recent years is now enabling us to grow and deploy solutions in other sectors. We’re now providing secure identity solutions for both local and national government, and major corporates in the private sector. Working in close partnership with Microsoft, we’ve won and delivered several major contracts – expertly deploying Microsoft’s leading edge cloud security technology.”