Local software developers, Coherent (https://coherent.net), have just entered their fifth year of trading.

 It is widely reported that over 50% of companies fail within five years and the odds may well be worse in an industry where barriers to entry are low and a desire to grow as quickly as possible is common.

 The Managing Director, James Hadley, explained:

“This is a huge milestone for us. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our great team and to our customers.”

 During the last year, Coherent has:

* Attained the prestigious ISO9001 and ISO27001 accreditations,

* Supported several tech-related good causes, including helping young people to get into coding,

* Continued to deliver all of its projects with its own team in Lancaster,

* Expanded its customer base nationally, within the USA and reached into the Middle East.