An ICT specialist in the West Midlands has marked a major re-brand with an office move and big contract win.
Verilan Technologies has relocated from the Binley Industrial Estate to the University of Warwick Science Park's Innovation Centre in Binley, Coventry, after more than ten years in business.
The company started out as PC Doctors but has rebranded as Verilan Technologies to ensure it maintains its identity as a business-tobusiness operator as opposed to domestic repairs.
The firm now has more 100 clients throughout Europe and America and recently landed the contract to install and maintain the IT and telephony network at the Ricoh Arena.
It's not the first time the company has carried out work on a major stadium - Verilan produced the entire network cabling and electrical infrastructure, built 42 machines and designed an IP routing system to allow tickets to be sold from Welsh Rugby Union Offices and 27 external sites for Rugby World Cup at the Millennium Stadium in 1999.
But Andy Dillon, the company founder, believes Coventry's new arena is even more high-tech than the Welsh national stadium.
He said: "The Ricoh Arena is probably the biggest project we have worked on.
"The Millennium Stadium was a massive contract for us at the time but I believe the new arena here is even better. Wembley and the new Arsenal Ground may overtake it but at the moment it is possibly the most high-tech stadium in the country."
Verilan is one of the city's leading providers of IT, telephony and network solutions and is retained by several high-profile local firms including estate agents Shortland Horne, Coopers and Hawkins.
Mr Dillon added: "We offer a broad range of services when it comes to IT, telephony, expansion and relocation project management.
"That is one of our major strengths and means we are also able to offer full project management if a company expands or relocates into new premises or partial project management to meet their needs."
The science park site will
provide a full-time base for the company's customer care centre where Verilan's IT specialists carry out online support and network administrator for contract clients.
"The solution provided by Verilan has no geographic boundary for our business and clients," said Mr Dillon. "We carry out online support and administration in Italy, Spain and France directly from our customer care centre in Coventry."
Karen Aston, the Innovation Centre manager, said: "It is great to see such a high-profile contract at the Ricoh Arena go to a local company.
"Verilan Technologies are proving to be extremely successful and it is all down to very hard work and being absolute experts in their field.
"We are very pleased they decided to locate here and wish them every success in the future.