A North Yorkshire firm looks set to build upon a strong 2013.

Knaresborough-based Vital Network Solutions will provide support and systems monitoring for three more companies during 2014.

Lee Evans, managing director of Vital, said: “We ended 2013 on a real high after a busy year, so to begin 2014 in a similar fashion is very encouraging.

“It’s a sign that companies are starting to recognise that outsourcing their IT is a far more cost-effective solution than the traditional break and fix method.”

Chemical regulatory support company JSC is one of the new clients for Vital Network Solutions this year. Regulatory consultant Andy Croucher said: “We realised we needed something more than a break-fix contract, but more importantly we needed something to free up my time.”

Founded in 1996, Vital specialises in providing small and medium-sized businesses across Yorkshire with outsourced IT support and management services.