It is said that these days that ‘all companies are tech companies’ to some extent or other. The relationship between organisations and their technology requirements often results in the need to make complex and business critical decisions around IT, Telecoms and infrastructure. FarrPoint is an independent IT and telecoms consultancy advising organisations throughout the UK on these kinds of complex topics. They help their clients plan, source, implement and optimise digital technology to maximise business benefit.
Having known each other for some time and worked together in the past, Dr Andrew Muir, Richard Parkinson, and Calum Lamont founded FarrPoint in Edinburgh over ten years ago after identifying the need for a truly independent technology consultancy. .
The company quickly built its team of experts, adding key skills to its business offering, and now has a team of 15, with experts from across a wide range of digital technology specialisms including networks, infrastructure, unified communications, cyber security, next generation telecommunications and GIS (geographic information systems). FarrPoint’s impartial recommendations are focused on delivering long-term savings and overall efficiency for their clients as well as helping them to exploit connectivity for the benefit of the end user.
The consultancy has worked on a number of high-profile projects from both the public and private sectors. The range of clients has included KwikFit, Total, Clarks, in both national and local government departments, and the health sector.
FarrPoint has been trusted to oversee the connectivity and infrastructure for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, as well as working on the R100 superfast broadband project with the Scottish Government and major broadband projects for West Yorkshire, Nottingham and West Oxfordshire Councils.
The firm also recently helped to land successful bids to fund full-fibre connectivity in the Highland Council and Greater Manchester regions that reached a combined value of £28.5 million. This built on their previous success delivering ‘pilot’ projects in the UK Government Fibre Programme (LFFN) .
In 2017 they opened their first office outside of Scotland, establishing a presence in London and the South of England. Following this, 2018 has seen the company consolidate its foothold into the north of England, opening an office in Manchester to solidify growth and become a base for the company’s continued expansion across the UK.
The firm has added to its team this year, appointing two consultants to manage activity in Manchester and Newcastle. The business actively works to stay ahead of developments in digital transformation and continues to recruit to add to the overall skillset of the business.