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Universal Square is in the Manchester Evening News today with news of 6,000 sq ft letting… “An IT network specialist which launched only 18 months ago is driving ahead with expansion plans as it moves into a new £100,000 facility. Manchester-based ITSourced was launched by Kristian Burrill, Tim Burrill, John Donlon and Phil Griffiths, and specialises in wireless connections, unified communications, and network support. Clients include Bolton Wanderers FC, the National Football Museum, and it has recently secured a UK wide deal with retailer NISA. The business now has 10 staff with plans to grow that to 14 by December and by 50 in the next 18 months.

It is also moving from its current headquarters at St James Building to larger 6,000 sq ft premises at Universal Square, Ardwick following a £100,000 investment. Kristian said: “The business has gone from strength to strength from day one, and that’s down to having the right people on board. John and Phil, our IT directors are very highly accredited Cisco engineers, with many years’ experience designing and managing networks for the likes of Barclays and Co-op Bank, and it’s great to have such expertise on board.” In its first financial year ending August 2013, revenues grew to £70,000 and is on course for £500,000 this year.

The company expects revenues to grow to £2.1m in 2015. Kristian said: “We are working with some high profile clients and we are more than confident of achieving our growth. “We are Cisco network’s premier partner and we are also working with local businesses including internet provider Purple WiFi, with some exciting projects in the pipeline. “The growth of the business, including and increase customer numbers has meant that we now have to expand to larger premises to accommodate future growth. “The new premises will have an exciting “google style” refit, giving our current and new employees an exciting, creative and engaging space to work from.” Kristian launched ITSourced following success with Base Red Technology, an IT distribution business, which is also based at the same premises.  He said: “We launched the business four years ago as an independent distributor of IT hardware and in that period we have grown revenues to £4m.  “It was a natural progression to then set up a business specialising in IT network. “Both business will be locating to the new premises.” Source: Manchester Evening News Office agents, Canning O’Neill market offices to let Manchester, Universal Square has availability from 600 sq ft to floors of 16,500 sq ft