Janison bucks the trend

IT’S well-known that many businesses in the region are doing it tough but a local software development company is bucking the trend.

Janison is a beacon of success.

The business has jumped from four to 41 staff in just over a decade, providing jobs for portal, learning system, hosting, assessment and business development teams.

With more than 80 qualifications between the staff, their services span Australia, the United States, Israel and Singapore.

From humble beginnings in a garage-sized space, you can’t help notice their regular bake-offs, sculptures, plants and comfortable-looking lounges when you walk into their huge office on the Jetty Strip.

Owners Wayne and Jacquie Houlden are high-achievers in a business that continues to expand.

The scope of Janison’s work is wide – from building educational software for schools (which earnt them a “CeBIT e-Government award” earlier this month) to a sports coaching portal with 125,000 enrolments Australia-wide – their clients range from government departments to retail giants.

Janison is among 20 finalists in the Telstra NSW Business Awards and is up against three Sydney companies in the Panasonic Medium Business category.

Mr Houlden said running a business in a regional area had extra challenges and it was rewarding to be recognised alongside metropolitan companies.

Mrs Houlden said she hoped the awards would raise their profile and let people know they could have an IT career, in a “wonderful environment” on the Coffs Coast.

“We want to grow our staff and let people know there’s something here for them.”

The Houldens invite everyone to vote for Janison in the People’s Choice Award by following this link http://tinyurl.com/3l2lzyw

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