Suffolk businesses affected by this week’s storm have been lent a helping hand by a technology centre.
Treacherous weather across the region on Sunday evening and Monday morning wreaked havoc, with many homes and businesses losing power and internet access.
The Technology Centre, on Station Road, Framlingham, which provides business space and support, meeting rooms and conference facilities, offered those affected help through their Twitter feed on Monday.
Jenny Stockman, business development manager at The Technology Centre said: “A lot of these people know about us but lost their power and needed to carry on their business.
“We have a back up generator so we never lose our power. We are resilient to most storms.”
Businesses including M2FX, Best of Suffolk and Best Escapes took the centre up on their offer, who were charged reduced rates.
“We won’t be making a lot of money out of it but it is good to know that we are there when people need it,” she added. “They have all been made to feel at home. We have flexible office space for businesses to continue undisrupted.
“It’s what we do for out tenants so why not share it?”
Best of Suffolk co-owner Naomi Tarry, who was one of eight staff relocated, said: “That is the lovely thing about doing business in this part of the world. It is a very friendly place.
“Within an hour of making the phone call we were 100 per cent operational. We have got a brilliant phone system, wi-fi and broadband connection - we are actually quite enjoying being in our new home!
“I knew they would do everything they could to get us up and running. They have been superb.”