AN IT specialist in Burnley has secured recognition from one of the world's leading tech outfits.

Bosses at Holker IT are celebrating after being named Fujitsu small or medium-sized business partner of the year.

Managing director Matthew Metcalfe and his team have tripled their revenues on the Japanese giant's products this year.

He said: "The award is a real team effort. Full credit to all the staff here because it’s their collective hard work that has helped achieve this recognition.

"We pride ourselves on our partnership with Fujitsu and I can only see our relationship going from strength to strength."

Nicola El Shebasi, Fujitsu account manager, the 300 per cent growth performance year-on year by Holker, which has been in business for 10 years now.

He said: "The team at Holker has secured some huge contracts this year, in particular providing servers and all flash storage systems, so the award is fully-deserved. We now look forward to our partnership with Holker delivering yet more success for both firms."