A LEADING North West paint manufacturer has turned to the internet to improve communication between employees and reduce costs.

Dexter Paints has installed a high bandwidth internet connection and sophisticated highly secure virtual network to effectively unite their HQ in Burnley with their six offices across the north, including Atherton, Blackburn, Preston, Lancaster, Nelson and Grimsby.

Dexter Paints MD Alan Sharples said: "Not only does this technology make our daily communications easier but we are saving money too."

James Rigg, Sales Director of Lanway, who installed the new network said: "What Dexter Paints has done is a model for the way businesses can benefit by using the internet."