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£3M boost from HSBC sparks ITPS data centre expansion

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IT Professional Services (ITPS) is expanding its data centre in County Durham as part of a new phase of growth, thanks to a £3 million financial package from HSBC.

Experts in information and communication technologies, ITPS will use the funding to meet increasing national and international customer demand by adding a second data hall to its existing, industry-leading modular data centre facility.

The new data hall, in ITPS’ high security, ISO27001-certified data centre, will include over 3,000 square feet of fully-serviced rack space, and sit alongside its onsite dedicated workspace recovery centre.

The expansion is expected to generate new jobs across the company, from engineering to administration roles.

ITPS Finance Director, Michael Jopling said: “Building the new data hall underpins our second stage of ambitious growth, and we could not have done this without the great support we’ve received from HSBC. It means we will be able to create new jobs in the North East, and ensure we are competitive for both national and international clients.”

Tony Leech, Area Director for HSBC North East, added: “ITPS is a 21st century company looking to meet the exciting opportunities in a quickly evolving industry, and we are very excited to be a part of this next step of its evolution.”

Local accountancy firm, Tait Walker, worked on improving ITPS’ information management ahead of its deal with HSBC. Graham Dotchin, Associate at Tait Walker, commented: “It has been fantastic helping ITPS shape its significant volumes of data into manageable insights. We are sure this investment will allow them to continue its impressive growth story.”

Founded in 2000, ITPS provides a full range of strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre services and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. Its 120-strong team services a client base which includes customers in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.