Online retail boosts Manchester hosting company growth

Manchester tech company Melbourne Server Hosting, voted one of the coolest places to work in the UK, has reported a spike in business from e-retailers.

In the first three months of 2013, Melbourne took almost 300 new orders for server hosting. A growing number of e-retailers including BBC Television 'The Apprentice' contestant Susan Ma's skincare brand, Tropic Skin Care  have turned to Melbourne to support their online presence. Melbourne also provided new high-capacity server solutions for Manchester-based fashion brands AX Paris and Little Black Dress to support their recent TV appearances and primetime advertising campaigns.

Chris Marsh, Commercial Manager for Melbourne Server Hosting, said: "Many exciting retail brands are establishing significant UK and European markets through their growing online presence and we're delighted that so many of them are turning to us for reliable, round-the-clock support."

The increase in business means Melbourne is now looking to expand its staff from the 30 people currently employed at its data centres and offices on the Manchester Technopark.

Rajesh Joshi, Brand Manager for Melbourne Server Hosting, said: "We're looking for talented people to join the Melbourne family and help support our continuing growth. Not only will you get to join one of the most fun, creative and forward-thinking hosting companies in the UK, you'll also get to work in some of the funkiest offices too."

Melbourne's offices at Lovell House were voted among the UK's top 10 coolest offices to work in by The Telegraph and are featured on Google Street View.

Melbourne Server Hosting is part of iomart Group plc, which provides bespoke cloud and managed hosting from seven fully-owned and managed data centre locations across the UK which are connected by a high-speed fibre network.

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