C4L wins Santander ‘Best Breakthrough Company’ at the Solent 250 Awards

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C4L has been recognised as ‘Best Breakthrough Company’ in the Solent 250 awards held on the evening of the 7th November. The Santander sponsored award was presented at the annual dinner and awards cerement for the 250 highest turnover company in the Business South region, terms the Solent 250 league table.

Santander presenting C4L with 'Best Breakthrough Company' award

Santander presenting C4L with 'Best Breakthrough Company' award

We have been very impressed by the growth and strategy of C4L over the last few years, not just in terms of financial numbers but also staff and the passion and atmosphere that exists at the company.

This illustrious group of the top private companies have a combined turnover of £11.94 billion, which has risen from £11.1b at the same event in 2012. Employing over 82,000 people, these companies make a significant contribution to the economy of the Southern region and the UK as a whole.

C4L’s Chairman Matt Hawkins attended the dinner and was delighted when C4L were pronounced ‘Best Breakthrough Company’, as a fast growing business owner Matt Hawkins is now amongst household names such as Fitness First, Fat Face, Sunseeker and Lush.

Matt Hawkins, Chairman & Founder of C4L said “To be presented with the ‘Best Breakthrough Company’ award from Solent 250 is a real milestone for myself and C4L, as well as being fantastic recognition for the entire staff. C4L’s achievement is testimony to the expertise and hard work of the whole team, who make C4L what is it today. I would like to thank them for all their continuing efforts as well as Santander and Solent 250 for recognising how far we have come."

Santander’s Breakthrough programme seeks to identify the best entrepreneurial companies in the UK, seeded within the SME sector are the economic giants of tomorrow, these are companies that are not only trading successfully, but also growing rapidly, and Santander’s breakthrough programme is designed to help businesses like these fulfil their potential. Santander provide a series of ground-breaking initiatives for Breakthrough companies including Master class initiatives at Google HQ, to international market research with UK Trade & Investment.

Alex Fuller, Regional Director of Santander said, “We have been very impressed by the growth and strategy of C4L over the last few years, not just in terms of financial numbers but also staff and the passion and atmosphere that exists at the company. For a company to have such an impressive list of clients and demonstrate industry leading innovation means it is ideally placed to ensure continued growth and success for all at C4L.”

About C4L
C4L is a leading data centre colocation and connectivity solutions provider, with access to over 100 UK data centres and more than 300 globally. C4L offer a range of services including colocation, connectivity, cloud and communications. With their own data centre located on the South West coast and a fully privately owned, high-capacity, 1-100Gb capable fibre-optic network, utilising equipment from leading technology vendors such as Juniper, Extreme and Cisco. This network links multiple data centres across the UK using a diverse fibre optic backbone and DWDM technology to provide very high performance.

C4L clients include government agencies, FTSE 250 companies, international financial institutions, system integrators, top 100 VARs, resellers and many of the UK's network carriers. Our entire business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and we have achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001 to demonstrate this. C4L was the 2012 winner of HSBC's South West Business Thinking initiative, and has been ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Fast 500 EMEA, as well as the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100.

For more information visit http://www.C4L.co.uk/pr, or Tel: Jade Yarham +44 (0)8000 470 481 Ext 736.

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