An IT support and cyber security specialist is planning to expand its services and its team after completing a move to new premises.
Jupiter IT has already welcomed a new Senior IT Engineer after relocating to a modern office overlooking the A63 at Redcliffe Road, Hessle. Further recruitment is planned as the company maximises the space in its new home to provide more support to clients, particularly around GDPR and cyber-crime protection.
Dan Gladstone, the company’s Infrastructure Director, said: “We brought in the latest addition to our team just after we moved, and that takes us to seven. Next we plan to take on an apprentice, and maybe another engineer by the end of the year.
“We’ve got much more space here to accommodate our own expanding team and to invite people in. Added to the more modern design it will enable us to improve and grow what we do, and we’re now looking at hosting events to raise awareness among clients and the business community generally of issues around GDPR and cyber-security, which are just two of our specialist areas.
“Our approach is based on the recognition that businesses now have more sophisticated requirements – they still need an IT provider to resolve any day-to-day issues, but they also need help with managing their IT security and threats and with making sure their systems can support the development of their organisation.”
Jupiter was launched in 2007. Dan, (Infrastructure Director), Iain Powell (Technical Director) and Craig Paul (Operations Director) drew on the experience and ethics from their years working as IT consultants for the NHS to offer services to the private sector.
Early in 2017 they secured accreditation to the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme, a move which has boosted turnover by 30 per cent and enhanced their specialised data security capabilities. Now the relocation is providing a platform for further growth.
Dan said: “Our investment in Cyber Essentials helped us win more business and secure bigger clients. The move to the new premises was a direct result of that, and the combination of a more visible location and modern accommodation is giving us more recognition. Something like 50,000 vehicles pass our new office every day, and we’re already hearing from people who have seen the signage.”
Paul White, Agency Director at Garness Jones, said: “There is increasing demand for modern office space and Jupiter IT are already finding that a better working environment supports productivity and expansion.”