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.”