Nick Bradshaw approached Orchard Computer Services in November 2006, he was about to create a new Transport Planning Consultancy company called Connect Consultants in nearby Chipping Sodbury. He was looking for an IT company that could give him the advice, support and peace of mind he needed. He wanted an IT infrastructure that was suitable initially for just a couple of users but could easily cope with more as the company expanded.
The company was launched in January 2007 and we installed a network that included an Intel Xeon powered Dell File Server. During 2007, the company grew substantially and the network expanded with it. It wasn’t just a case of more PCs and Printers as many of the employees needed to work from home and or "on the move". An important part of the expansion was a Terminal Server with secure VPN connections.
By the summer of 2007, the company had already outgrown its office and they needed to relocate to larger premises around the corner. Orchard planned and installed Cat5e structured cabling and masterminded the relocation project. This included liaising with BT to get the telephone lines and ADSL services moved.
Since then Connect Consultants has continued to expand and has gone from strength to strength. Orchard Computer Services has continued to provide a comprehensive service for the supply and maintenance of equipment. This is tailored to meet their demanding requirements and ensures they are able to run a series of specialised software packages.
Nick Bradshaw, Managing Director of Connect Consultants, commented:
"The support and advice that we have received from Orchard has been invaluable to the formation of our company"