A BOURNEMOUTH company has been chosen as the long-term IT partner of the famous rare stamp merchant Stanley Gibbons.

The London Stock Exchange-listed company chose local IT consultancy QuoStar to transform its digital infrastructure through several projects.

The agreement will involve updating Stanley Gibbons’ technology and moving to new cloud platforms, using a mix of Microsoft Azure and private cloud technologies.

QuoStar deliver a co-sourced IT support service that includes 24-hour support and security.

Steve Thain, chief technology officer at Stanley Gibbons, said: “QuoStar has a strong understanding of our business as well as deep expertise in technology transformation, which will be vital in helping us shape our IT strategy in the face of challenging economic conditions.

“It is now more important than ever to be as agile as possible, so we are looking forward to strengthening our internal systems and creating a robust framework that will enable our future success.”

James Stelfox, managing director at QuoStar, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Stanley Gibbons, and we’re delighted to help take its IT infrastructure to the next level. These are testing times for every business, so it’s important that companies choose solutions that improve efficiency, boost resilience and provide a strong foundation for the future.”