Cluid Housing Association and Arcon Housing Association
Castleton Technology plc, the software and managed services provider to the public and not-for-profit sectors, is pleased to announce that it has secured two significant new contracts; a ten year contract with Cluid Housing Association (“Cluid”) in Ireland and a five year contract with Arcon Housing Association (“Arcon”) in Manchester with a combined value of £1.8 million (the “Contracts”).
The Contracts are the second and third successive Housing Management system wins since the Company’s acquisition of Kypera Holdings Limited in January 2016 and are testament to the Company’s strategy of providing a leading range of software solutions to the social housing sector whose stock is expected to grow significantly over the coming years to meet ever increasing demands.
The Contracts also include other products from Castleton’s range of software products, with Cluid being the first customer to take the complete suite of software products, demonstrating the success of the Group’s cross-selling strategy and proposition of being a “one stop shop” serving the social housing sector.
Dean Dickinson, CEO of Castleton, said: ‘These new contracts, in particular the one with Cluid, who are our first customer to take the full suite of our products, are proof of our business model. This, combined with a healthy pipeline, means that we are well positioned to maintain our growth whilst increasing profitability by providing more of our customers with our broader range of complementary products and services.’
Anne Southern, Finance Director at Arcon, said ‘With the right information available and accessible, Arcon employees will interact more efficiently and effectively with our customers, anytime anywhere. This strategy will reduce cost, improve efficiencies and enhance customer service and will reshape how our front line services will be delivered across the organisation. Housing and Agile in particular will facilitate our move to channel shift and will enhance our customers’ ability to initiate, receive and update communication with Arcon on their choice of device. We look forward to our future partnership with the Castleton team who impressed us from the very beginning with their professionalism and commitment to working with us.’
Brian O’Gorman CEO & Ronnie Maher, IT Director at Clúid Housing said “Over the past two years, Clúid has developed a strong working relationship with Castleton, which has resulted in a number of projects being successfully delivered across the business. This success has prompted us to move to the next stage of growth. Clúid has been seeking an innovative supplier to work in partnership to deliver its corporate strategy and ambitious business plan. The partnership heralds a cultural change in our way of working. It provides access to the best products and gives the business a significant competitive advantage. It enables the full integration of all operations across the entire business, delivering untold efficiency. The success of this project is underpinned by the flexibility, understanding and willingness of Castleton and Clúid Housing to work together to identify the best solutions and deliver value for money for Clúid, our stakeholders and most importantly our customers.”