A KEIGHLEY company was selected by Keighley Town Council to supply, install and support new IT systems.

Cosurica will equip the council’s 11 office staff – based in Keighley Civic Centre – as well as its 30 councillors.

It will install products including secure public and private Wi-Fi networks in the civic centre.

Managing director Gareth Harrison said: “We want businesses and other organisations in our town to thrive.

“A modern workplace with up-to-date technology can help organisations increase productivity, improve security and efficiency and reduce costs.

“We support local firms in identifying the right products for them. Keighley is home to many highly successful, growing businesses and we’re proud to have built long-standing relationships with so many of them.”

Cosurica, based in South Street, will enable easier, more secure sharing of documents and other data for the town council.

Council members will have secure access to important, confidential documents for meetings without the need for printing and postage.

Locum town clerk Anne Wilson said: “Tender documents were sent to several IT firms across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.

“It was fantastic to discover we’ve got such an experienced, professional and approachable IT firm here in Keighley.

“Improving the ways we communicate internally, without using reams of paper and having the expense of postage for 30 councillors, replacing ageing IT, and having access to responsive support have been on our wishlist for years.

“It’s essential we protect our data. We also wanted the ability to offer modern IT for the public using the civic centre, which will enhance the use of the hall and meeting rooms.

“Cosurica put a huge amount of effort into understanding our needs, listening to our concerns about data security and finding the right solutions.”

Mr Harrison and sales director Michelle Thompson started Cosurica in 2006, moving into Keighley Business Centre in 2007. The business now employs nine people.