Client Case Study

aFinite, which celebrated a decade in business in 2012, moved to the Round Foundry Media Centre in 2006 and provides IT sales, support, consultancy and bespoke software and web development services to businesses across the UK, including many of its neighbours in the area.

The business was set up in November 2002 by Adrian Inman who worked as an independent IT consultant since graduating in Computer Science from Durham University in June 2002. He initially ran the company as a one-man band working from home and at clients’ premises, but as companies across the UK became increasing reliant on digital technology to operate their businesses and required round-the-clock IT support, his client base grew and in 2006 Adrian took the opportunity to expand the business to cope with demand. 

Having provided holiday cover for a month for Round Foundry Media Centre tenant, digital marketing agency, Branded3, Adrian was already familiar with the area and impressed with the number of digital companies thriving and growing at this business hub for creative industries.

Comments Adrian: “I knew that I needed to work somewhere with excellent IT infrastructure as our business depends on us being online and connected.  We regularly access our clients’ IT systems remotely and we need to make sure we have the internet capabilities to work efficiently to solve any problems quickly, so that they can keep their businesses running smoothly. Working alongside and networking with the growing number of innovative enterprises in the area has also been great for our business, as we now provide support for many of the companies based at the Round Foundry Media Centre, and several that have out-grown the development and moved on have retained our services.”

The company has expanded three times into larger offices since locating at the Media Centre and now has a staff of seven. In May 2012 it launched an online shop via the company website which sells a range of the latest IT products and services on the market. The team can then install the new software for its clients and provide training on the new systems as well as ongoing support. Over the next few months, the company hopes to leverage its specialist knowledge of Microsoft software by helping companies take full advantage of the new Office365 platform having completed several migrations already.