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Cloud Central supplies fastest growing UK company

Established in 2013 by Mark Waters and Ben Everington, Midwinter Solutions is a specialist business, sourcing the drugs required for clinical trials. They work with manufacturers to ensure that the right drugs arrive on time and safely, wherever in the world the trials are taking place.

Midwinter has a clear focus, offering unrivalled experience in every aspect of clinical trials, serving a broad spectrum of global partners.  Their business comprises three components, Clinical Trial Supply, Reference Drug Supply and Portfolio Management.

Midwinter’s sales rocketed to £61.8m in the year to February 2018. The company sold more than 250,000 packs of medicine that year and now ships over 5m vials, syringes and tablets annually. They have invested in their head office in Burton on Trent and established a satellite office in Wales last year.

Their success has led to them winning, the coveted 1st place in the highly respected The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 2018, which recognises the fastest growing private companies in the UK.

Business Needs

Midwinter needed a scalable, flexible communications and IT service that could be accessed from any worldwide location.  The nature of their business meant that they needed to focus on enhanced cyber security and disaster recovery to deliver seamless, secure mission-critical communications and operations for their people and customers.

The Solution

Cloud Central has been working with Midwinter since 2013 and during that time they have been responsible for the delivery of a fully managed IT support for four locations in three countries, along with desktop support, monitoring and alerting, disaster recovery planning & reporting and cyber security.

The solution comprised of:

Office 365 with enhanced security

Microsoft Office 365 with enhanced email security & monitoring is a cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect organisations against unknown malware and viruses by providing robust zero-day protection.

Desktop Support & 24/7 Monitoring

Cloud Central provides Midwinter with an outsourced IT department that provides support remotely as well as on-site when needed.

Cyber Security

Cloud Central’s successful cyber security approach has multiple layers of protection spread across Midwinter’s business computers, networks, programs and data.

Cybersecurity threats

Working with Cloud Central, Midwinter has developed a holistic, integrated disaster recovery plan that is reliable, simple, quick and most importantly, proven.

Disaster recovery planning and reporting

Cloud Central provides Midwinter with an outsourced IT department that provides support remotely as well as on-site when needed.

Data Back Up

Having a data backup and recovery plan is essential to the overall success of Midwinter’s business, without data and mission-critical business applications such as account information it would be almost impossible for their people to do their work.

In conclusion

Midwinter has experienced fantastic growth, winning first place in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 2018. Cloud Central is proud to be supporting them through the delivery of an innovative, scalable solution that is flexible, secure and allows them to communicate and access mission-critical data, no matter where they are across the globe.

Our team works with manufacturers to ensure the right drugs arrive on time and safely, wherever in the world the trials are taking place. It is imperative therefore that we have a Managed  Service partner who can provide scalable, flexible communications and IT services that can be accessed from any of our locations across the globe.  Cloud Central has been working with Midwinter Solutions since our formation in 2013 and have delivered seamless and secure mission-critical communications to our people and our customers no matter where they are located. 

Mark Waters – Chairman, Midwinter Solutions

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