A leading Rossendale ICT firm has secured funding from Lancaster University to undertake research into the sustainability of their business and ICT services.

Established in 1991, Matrix247 based in Helmshore, has been at the forefront of providing IT and telecom solutions to over 500 Lancashire firms.

With the funding from the university as part of the European Union Regional Development-funded Project, Matrix247 is poised to take their commitment to sustainability to the next level, which will support their clients by making a positive impact on the supply chain.

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Stephen Pritchard, CEO of Matrix247, said: “We’ve always been committed to building a business for the better, from helping to raise over £100k for Lancashire charities, and supporting marine conservation programme.

“The next phase of our vision is to analyse and improve our own building, services and products to become the go-to Lancashire ICT provider for innovation and sustainability.”

The research undertaken by Matrix247 will be centred around identifying ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The team will be exploring ways to use technology to reduce energy consumption, minimise waste, and increase productivity.

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They will also be examining how organisations can leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create sustainable and efficient operations.

With this latest development, the team are set to become a leading voice in sustainable tech solutions in the UK and beyond.