Having the ability to work from anywhere suddenly became a priority to millions of businesses around the country, so when lockdown 1.0 happened, IT companies were flooded with requests to accommodate working from home.
West View IT had already prepared for this, however.
After joining the Stowmarket-based Innovation Labs in Jan 2020, West View IT founder and CEO Owen Williams later took on his first employee in September and has now grown to four staff – and into their new office.
“Our clients have always been able to work from anywhere they need, knowing that they have a full team looking after them,” said Mr Williams. “With cyber security crime at an all-time high, it has never been so important for business owners to have an IT company constantly working to protect their assets and flag any potential threats.
Gerard Brewster, Mid Suffolk District Council cabinet member for economic growth said: “I am delighted to celebrate the growth of West View IT, a small business that started here in Stowmarket.
“Despite the challenges of the last 18 months, West View IT has demonstrated their ambition and innovation. In November last year, we awarded them the Innovation in Customer Service Award at our first business Innovation Awards and I look forward to seeing how this expansion helps the business to grow and innovate in the future.
“We are constantly working with businesses to encourage more innovation and support growth as well as attracting new businesses to the region. Stowmarket and the surrounding area has a huge amount to offer as a place to work, live and visit.”
West View IT not only supports SMEs across Suffolk but increasingly across the UK and beyond as it rapidly expands its client base.
Jackie Smith, a financial advisor from London and client of West View IT said: “ “When I say West View IT came to our rescue, changed our lives and enabled us to deliver a normal service to our clients (well, almost) during the pandemic, I mean it. We might as well be in the office for all the system access and seamless communication tools West View IT have provided.”