Nine years ago, I got the opportunity to get involved in a unique journey to develop Bilot which was promisingly poised for growth.
Bilot was born in 2005 out of a passion for creating the best workplace for the best talent within the industry. The core concept was to found a software and IT services company where people work genuinely together as a team and committed to helping clients accomplish their goals without feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of a forerunner.
It was easy for me to relate to the company’s enduring values, customer-centricity and committed attitude. At that time, Bilot already had a respectable number of large and loyal customers for whom we implemented demanding IT projects by improving decision maker’s data excellence and enabling better sales and business processes.
After 15 years of profitable growth, the customers we had then are still with us. Our strong foothold in the Finnish IT services market is testimony of the appreciation of our broad, loyal and expanding customer base and of our good reputation.
Our recipe for success works also abroad. In 2014, we started our internationalisation in Poland, where we entered a large and rapidly developing market with growing demand for Bilot’s offering. Last year, we launched our business activities in Sweden and our start there has been promising.
Despite all this, we are not widely known. We have focused on our core business while letting others make a racket. We are humbly proud of our success but we feel that it is simply the result of delivering on our promises and being trusted on. We are known for our top-level expertise and for tackling even the most challenging projects without compromises.
Our vision is to be an internationally renowned forerunner in digital customer experience as well as a strategic partner to our clients. We want to be known for our ability to identify the most important innovations and translate into competitive advantage for our customers. We have systematically expanded our range of solutions and services focusing market-leading software. We have executed on our growth strategy with steady determination and the IPO is the next logical step in making our vision a reality.
We are well poised for the next growth phase in an industry that has enormous potential for leveraging online trading between businesses, digital customer experience, data, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.
Our versatile expertise and broad service portfolio, growing customer base, strong partnerships and our clear growth strategy are excellent qualifications for success. Above all, our success stems from our outstanding experts. Approximately one third of our personnel also own shares in the company. We are committed to actively developing the company in the future as well.
The first and most important goal of the IPO is to support our strategic growth, facilitate our internationalisation, support the expansion of our service offering, improve our recognition and to sustain our reputation.
I invite you to join us in writing the next chapter in the company’s growth story. So seize the opportunity and invest in digital business!