It's the start of our vision for expansion. Two Hull entrepreneurs whose businesses offer complimentary IT, communications and infrastructure services have joined forces to expand their reach.
Iain Bland, managing director of Paragon Data Services (PDS) and Martin Lauer, group managing director of The One Point Group, are opening a shared office in Manchester's business district. The two businessmen believe the phenomenal growth they have each achieved in Hull can be mirrored in Manchester. The move comes after the two companies successfully combined efforts to fit out the new $1 million Nightel Hotel in a partnership worth more than £250,000.
Mr Bland said he was delighted PDS was working in such a close partnership with The One Point. "While we both provide IT and communications solutions, as a partnership, we can deliver an all-encompassing service to our clients and on a far greater scale." he said.
"Martin and I are committed to ensuring this new venture is a success while ensuring our clients in East Yorkshire enjoy the same level of service." Mr Lauer said: "After working with Paragon Data Services for three years now. I think this exciting new venture demonstrates how two businesses that offer complementary services can work together in partnership to help each other achieve their goals. Expanding Manchester and other major cities in the UK is part of The One Point's long-term vision. We intend to ensure this is a very worthwhile project.