Leeds civil and structural engineering firm ARC Engineers has joined forces with Elland IT management firm Orchard Networks to boost its data and systems security following recent expansion.
ARC moved to larger offices within the City Mills Business centre in Leeds last November to accommodate planned future growth.
Andrew Rimmington, managing director of ARC, said ARC has invested significantly in new software technology to enhance its capabilities and services to clients.
“Any design practice such as ours relies heavily on IT platforms for communications and design software, as well as maintaining secure records, he said.
Arc undertakes the design of construction projects across the UK, with recent work including the development of several care homes, the restoration of 13th Century Mingary Castle in Scotland and a new distribution centre in the south east.
Orchard Networks will provide managed IT support services as well as security and data backup at its Yorkshire data centre.