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Edge Testing Solutions CEO Brian Ferrie
Edge Testing Solutions CEO Brian Ferrie

Bellshill-based software testing company Edge Testing Solutions has been shortlisted in the ‘Medium Employer of the Year’ category at the Scottish Training Federation (STF)Awards.

Edge Testing opened in Strathclyde Business Park in 2007 and has enjoyed year-on-year growth of at least 40 per cent, now employing over 150 people.

The Edge Academy was established in 2013 to recruit and train software testers and offers graduates, school leavers and career changers an opportunity in IT, bringing over 40 newcomers into the industry in the past two years.

Brian Ferrie, CEO and founder of Edge Testing, said: “I set out to create a great company to work for knowing the right people and structure were critical in growing the business.

“The whole focus is on recruiting and developing high calibre individuals who can provide a truly world class service to its customers.

“As we have grown we have been mindful not to lose our heritage which is investing in the continuous development of our team.

“We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for this award, which reflects the ethos of our company and our culture.”

Mr Ferrie was recently named CEO of the Year at the ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards and Edge Testing has also been shortlisted for The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 which will be announced in September.

The STF awards take place on Tuesday, September 27, at Crieff Hydro.