Civil and structural engineering firm ARC Engineers has joined forces with Orchard Facilities Management to boost its data and systems security following recent expansion.
ARC moved to larger offices within the City Mills Business centre in Leeds last November to accommodate planned future growth.
The firm undertakes the design of construction projects across the UK, with recent work including the development of several care homes, the restoration of 13th Century Mingary Castle in Scotland and a new distribution centre in the south east.
Andrew Rimmington, managing director of ARC, said that since the formation of the company, ARC has invested significantly in new software technology to enhance its capabilities and services to clients.
He said: “Any design practice such as ours relies heavily on IT platforms for communications and design software, as well as maintaining secure records. At this stage, it was the right time to call in specialist professionals to provide us with the necessary support we required.
“Having met with Neil to discuss our requirements, Orchard clearly understood what we needed and we haven’t looked back since.”
Orchard Facilities Management will provide managed IT support services as well as security and data backup.
Neil Ewing, technical director of Orchard Facilities Management, said: “We’re delighted to welcome ARC Engineers as one of our latest managed services customers.
“We will be providing fast response technical support and secure data storage in our Yorkshire data centre.”