ps4b expands
Pete Squires

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Coventry IT firm expands with new division launch

A Coventry IT firm has designs on further expansion after launching a new division of the business.

PS4B, which is based at Electric Wharf, has been established for eight years and employs eight staff. It has more than 200 clients on its books offering a range of IT support services.

That side of the business continues to grow but managing director Richard Hooper has spotted an opportunity to expand further by launching a new creative design arm.

It will focus predominantly on web design but with other services available such as marketing and branding.

PS4B has recruited the services of Coventry University graduate Ben Browning to work on the design side and it has already had positive results with three firms selecting the company to create new websites for them.

Hooper said: “We are trusted by our clients when it comes to our IT support services so, naturally, they have started to ask whether we can provide websites too.

“Until now, I have referred them elsewhere but I thought this was a real opportunity for us to grow the business even further and build on the trust that we have with our clients.

“We’ve invested in Ben, who has excellent design skills, and it has already led to three website contracts with businesses in the region.

“Of course, our IT support clients will have the opportunity to work with us on their website but we also hope to attract other clients too.”

Former King Henry VIII pupil Browning is delighted to have joined the PS4B team. After graduating from Coventry University, he had been working in Hong Kong but returned to the city earlier this year.

He said: “This is an exciting opportunity and it is great to be coming in at the inception of this idea and being able to help the business grow.

“My background is very much on the design side and I will be using the expertise of other companies here at Electric Wharf to help build the ‘back-end’ of the sites.

“There is also an opportunity to grow the design and marketing side of the business – not just the web design – but we need to establish ourselves in the market place before that is likely to happen.”

Hooper and his wife, Kerry, formed PS4B in 2005 and moved to Electric Wharf in 2008. Clients include a range of businesses and organisations, from training providers to manufacturers.

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