Young entrepreneur Tom Roberton, 25 and fellow director Michael Povey, who have been running their own business for two years from offices in Prudhoe and Middlesbrough, have won two new contracts and are looking to recruit four team members.
Their business, Circle Cloud, is going from strength to strength providing advice specifically for small and medium sized businesses on all aspects of IT including cloud computing where systems are operated remotely. The new contracts are for a Darlington Credit Union Bank and Cosatto, a babycare retail business and are hot on the heels of completion of IT work for the North East England Chamber of Commerce.
Tom said: “We believe we are the only public cloud specialist in the North East, which means we focus on helping our customers choose the correct cloud platform which tends to be Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, and use our technical expertise which have recently been recognised by Microsoft to help migrate and implement the solutions. Our goal is to provide businesses with an IT infrastructure that is always available, accessible from anywhere and that avoids high capital expenditure by no longer purchasing on premise hardware. Before cloud computing small businesses could never achieve this quality of IT infrastructure within their budget.”
He and fellow director Michael Povey, decided to join the North East England Chamber of Commerce for a range of reasons including the free HR and legal advice as well as networking opportunities.
Joanne McLauchin, relationship manager, the Chamber said: “Circle Cloud are a great company and we are delighted to have been able to support them in growing their business. They had a stand at our recent AGM and got interest from many of our other members who could see the advantages of having someone take control of their IT requirements rather than trying to struggle alone.”
Circle Cloud has a close working relationship with Microsoft and can often provide clients with solutions for whole packages including emails, data storage and video conferencing for as little as £3 per month.The turnover for the business is set to triple with work won from all over the country including Bolton and Southampton.