Hessle-based IT and cyber security company has expansion in its sights

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 18 May 2018

An IT support and cyber security company has expansion set firmly in its sights after completing a move to a new home in Hessle.

Jupiter IT has announced the appointment of a new senior engineer could be followed by further recruitment after unveiling their new office in Redcliffe Road.

The company has now taken its staff base to seven, and hope to employ an apprentice and a new engineer before the end of 2018.

Dan Gladstone, infrastructure director at Jupiter IT, said: “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.”

The move to Hessle, close to the A63, means the company will be able to offer more support to clients.

Jupiter IT is now focused on providing services surrounding the newly-introduced GDPR law, and cyber-crime protection, which has proved a growing concern for businesses in recent times.

The business was first launched back in 2007. Mr Gladstone, (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.

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Early in 2017 the company secured accreditation to the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme - a move which has boosted turnover by 30 per cent and enhanced its specialised data security capabilities. Now the relocation is providing a platform for further growth.

Mr Gladstone 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.”

Jupiter IT offers a range of telecoms, IT support and cyber security services.

The business can help fellow companies become cyber certified safe – a move which is essential if you want to secure contracts involving the handling of personal and sensitive information.

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