Expertise drives rapid growth at the Hixon Group


Expert knowledge of data protection and storage is helping the Hixon Group to achieve rapid growth.

The Stoke based IT business has recorded a four-fold increase in business in just two years and has a rapidly expanding portfolio of professional services customers in Staffordshire and across the UK.

The Hixon Group has provided a Cloud solution for businesses such as law firms and financial businesses who have been unable to use US-based Cloud storage due to UK Data Protection laws.

Managing Director Jonathan Lawton explained: “If you take data outside of the United Kingdom it no longer falls under the UK Data Protection Act. We have worked with Microsoft and other key suppliers to develop secure UK storage solutions.”

In one recent deal, Wolstanton based commercial insurance broker AMB Insurance, chose the Hixon Group to guide them through an IT upgrade.

AMB Insurance Ltd. tasked the Hixon Group to help streamline working practices in preparation for growth. The project involved using Cloud technologies to allow all staff to access data whether in the office, at home, or on a tablet or smart phone where ever they may be.

“We want the whole team to be able to work flexibly,” said AMB MD, Andrew Barrow. “We have growth plans and this will involve offering staff remote working opportunities.”

Added Andrew: “A major concern for us is data security. Jonathan gave us peace of mind as he is an accredited Microsoft partner and has up-to-the-minute knowledge on Cloud security.

“It was reassuring that the Hixon Group only uses UK data storage and is fully compliant with UK Data Protection law.

“We were also keen to work with another North Staffordshire business provided they had the expertise we needed. The transfer to our new system was seamless and Jonathan put a lot of time in to holding our hands and ensuring we got not only what we wanted but what we needed.”

At the age of 31, Jonathan has built up years of experience in the sector, having set up an IT business in his bedroom 11 years ago.

Recent landmarks include a moved into offices at Carlton House, Stoke, and a rebranding from Vostro IT to the Hixon Group.

Jonathan achieved Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer status in 2009 and has experience in a range of business sectors including health including retail, health and leisure.

To find out more about the Hixon Group please go online to www.hixongroup.com.

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