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IT support firm MWL Systems has continued to expand through the recession

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An IT support firm has  continued to expand  through the recession –  creating jobs in the local  area.

MWL Systems, based in  Llay Industrial Estate, has  seen staff numbers  increase to more than 40,  with clients including  North Wales Police.

The firm is now also  moving into cloud storage  services after demand  from clients and has an  eye on further expansion  in the future.

Managing director  Patrick Kingsley-Williams  said: “We have weathered  the recession well, we have  bucked the trend.

“We have been  successful and we have  helped our clients to be  successful by getting the  most out of their IT and  helping it work most  effectively for them. We  need our clients to stay  successful so they remain  our clients.”

The latest development  has been in cloud services  at protected data centres,  where firms can securely  store their information.

Director Matthew  Kingsley-Williams said:  “Securing data and having  it backed up is more and  more important for  companies, it is now  absolutely crucial. We  have made a six figure  investment in space at a  secure data centre in  Rochdale. Clients are now  seeking cloud storage  services and we are  responding to that. We  have always worked with  clients to meet their  needs.”

He added that at present  the high security storage  centres were located over  the border but said the  firm would welcome  similar facilities in North  Wales.

The company’s  commitment to the local  economy is also shown in  recruitment policies.

He said: “We are  committed to the local  area. Our policy is to  recruit locally where  possible, this benefits the  area, the company and  also the environment as  people don’t have far to  travel. We are finding the  skills here, we have  Glyndwr University down  the road so that helps. We  are a family firm and we  think of our staff as an  extension of the family.  We have a very good  retention rate, I think we  treat staff well and they  are well rewarded.”