A Newcastle IT services firm is eyeing growth in the social housing sector after winning a contract to provide Wi-Fi and related services to Manchester’s Eastland Homes.
The work will see Science Central-based Calibre Secured Networks Ltd deliver a raft of IT infrastructure technologies that will enable the housing association to improve on-site services to customers living in thousands of properties across the North West of England.
The contract is part of the Government-backed digital inclusion funding for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and will enable customer service staff to boost planning and property management using portable devices during site visits.
Fast growing Calibre, which will be building the new services around advanced Cisco-based wireless technology, is seeing strong demand for its IT provision and expertise as part of a three year growth strategy.
Directors Karen and Steve Nelson will be targeting the social housing sector further as they look to secure £1 million turnover within the next 12 months and grow through the introduction of additional services and staff.
Iain Nelson, ICT officer at Eastlands Homes, said: “Our investment with Calibre will put fast and efficient digital services at the heart of our customer services, enabling frontline staff to have access to corporate resources wherever they are, whatever time of day.”
Calibre utilises the latest advanced technology and software systems from Cisco and other leading vendors to design and develop integrated and bespoke security focused IT solutions.
Managing director Karen Nelson said the company is benefiting from sustained demand for value engineered solutions, driving expansion in the sector.
“We are providing high quality integrated services for these new clients to ensure that their future needs are met.
“Our flexible solution offers excellent value for money and will see us working in partnership with social housing providers to deliver quality technology, support and expertise as the new system comes online.”
Calibre provides IT solutions, working across the UK and Europe with clients building long-term strategic relationships to deliver added value solutions, which provide lasting user benefits. This includes services and solutions, which enable schools, local government organisations and companies to maximise their return on investment through the deployment of technology to meet their business challenges. More at www.calibre-secured.net
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