Resident Company Profile: The Networking People Ltd

Paul Astle, Operations Manager of TNP introduces his company and explains why they took an office alongside the School of Computing and Communications in InfoLab21.

The Organisation

"TNP Ltd provides internet connectivity, wide area networks, and network security services to local authorities, business and education throughout the UK. With ISO9001 and ISO27001 we are experts in the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of network topologies of all sizes. Using our vast array of services we can tailor solutions to meet strategic goals and aim to be a trusted advisor. Our independent network consultancy services can give independent advice and support; delivering secure, innovative and compliant solutions regardless of network vendor."

Why did you choose to co-locate at Lancaster University?

"TNP has a long standing relationship with Lancaster University and basing our company within InfoLab21 was an obvious choice. As a startup company that has grown rapidly we have benefited by the flexible approach to accommodation offered by the University. Through close working with the team at the University they have been able to meet our ever changing demands for accommodation moving from a 2 person office to 17 + additional rooms within only 3 years.

"The great internship programme gives TNP access to skilled graduates which are essential for our growing company.

"Lastly TNP enjoys being based on a vibrant campus with great facilities." 

Collaboration with Lancaster University

"TNP was formed by previous students and then employees of Lancaster University making the move from the university's SCC department. TNP have since employed 3 more graduates.

"TNP hosts student interns from Infolab and have collaborated on research projects."