Version 1 awarded £45m digital transformation contract with Companies House

Version 1 will deliver a four-year digital transformation programme for Companies House, worth around £45m.

Irish tech group Version 1, which employs 500 people in Belfast, has landed a four-year digital transformation deal with Companies House, valued at around £45 million.

It's the largest technology contract let to date by the UK Government’s executive agency, that maintains the register of companies.

Version 1 said it will partner with Companies House to modernise systems and processes and deliver more efficient services by digitising and automating where possible, or removing legacy systems, as well as delivering new systems to support legislation and improved customer interaction.

Around 70 of the IT group's digital and cloud specialists are expected to work on the programme.

It follows successful bids by Version 1 to deliver similar programmes for HMRC, as well as the UK's Ministry of Justice and Department for Transport.

“To be part of a transformation journey like this one with Companies House, as public sector services continue to evolve and digitise, is a real honour and we are extremely excited to support it,” said Version 1's CEO, Tom O’Connor.

"We’re well positioned with longevity, scale and experience to be able to deliver real innovation and capability.

"Working together with the teams at Companies House, we will support the drive to ensure that it continues to be the most innovative, open and trusted registry in the world with brilliant services that give a great user experience.”