Nathan Platt, founder of Solid Blue Liquid, working in the datacentre
Middlesbrough-based hosting company, Solid Blue Liquid, has secured funding from Tees Valley Business Compass (TVBC) to invest in its systems and accommodate future growth.
Solid Blue Liquid has invested almost £20,000 in new hardware, using its TVBC funding to engage the services of North East network security solutions provider, KBR, to bolster its cyber security.
Nathan Platt, founder of Solid Blue Liquid, said: "We were lucky enough to be in a position where we were growing to such an extent that our systems were at capacity. We needed to invest in new hardware but ensure that it could cope with future growth, and that's exactly what we have done.
"This new kit means that hardware failures won't cause down time because the system is so robust, known as redundancy. Systems will also be faster, giving a better user experience."
Nathan first heard of the grant at the 2018 North East Expo and knew that this could be the opportunity that he had been looking for to be able to both make the initial investment, but also to capitalise on it.
He continued: "The grant enabled me to work with KBR to reconfigure our hardware firewall and strengthen it, in addition to beginning marketing activity to promote our brand and offering. I felt more confident in making the investment with this support.
"As with all grants of this type, it takes a little while to come through, but it's been great for me and I'd recommend it to other Teesside businesses."
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