Backup Technology On The Up

Simon ChappellFeatured in The Yorkshire Evening Post

They started out in a tiny office above a pet shop in Crossgates, Leeds. In fact that’s where they won Liverpool Football Club as a client.

But in the five years since then, the three founders of Backup Technology have grown their business so quickly it now employs 26 people and plans to recruit more next year.

The firm’s turnover has grown by an impressive 60 percent in the past year alone. And continuing is success will mean moving from their current base at Thorpe Park, East Leeds, to premises double its size.

“It doesn’t surprise me one little bit that the Barclays survey has shown small and medium sized businesses are driving the country’s economic growth” said Backup Technology CEO, Simon Chappell.

“I don’t think it’s been easy for the past two or three years but it’s not as gloomy as people make out. The IT sector has been nowhere near as bad as others.”

Mr Chappell believes the government is right to expect the private sector to generate the new jobs Britain needs.

He added:  “I fervently believe small businesses will continue to drive the country’s economic growth, provided they are left to get on with it without too much meddling.”

“We are now looking to expand in the United States and feel very confident about our company’s future. All our staff were Yorkshire-born or gained their degrees in Yorkshire and wanted to stay here.”

Backup Technology provides round-the-clock protection for computer data and systems. Online data back up and disaster recovery services – which can save clients money by replacing manual systems – are also used by both small and medium sized businesses as well as by multi-national companies.

Mr Chappell added:  “One of our clients is the British Red Cross who, on a Bank Holiday Weekend, lost their entire email system, containing 35 Million e-mails, when an engineer inadvertently made a mistake. We restored everything the same day.”

Our Customers

  • ATOS
  • Age UK
  • Alliance Pharma
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • CSC
  • Centrica
  • Citizens Advice
  • City of London
  • Fujitsu
  • Government Offices
  • HCL
  • LK Bennett
  • Lambretta Clothing
  • Leicester City
  • Lloyds Register
  • Logica
  • Meadowvale
  • National Farmers Union
  • Network Rail
  • PKR

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