AN Edinburgh-based communications consultancy has helped an English local authority secure £4.6 million funding to upgrade and future-proof its infrastructure.

FarrPoint initially advised West Sussex County Council in developing its business case and supported it through to the signing of a Cityfibre four-year agreement that will serve district, borough and county building across nine cities and towns.

Company co-founder, Dr Andrew Muir, said: “This project has been a great success for FarrPoint and adds to our portfolio of public sector work.

“The final agreement represents a great connectivity solution for West Sussex County Council who will benefit in both the short and long term with reduced costs, increased capability and efficiency across their networks.

Muir added: “It will also support collaboration and efficiencies between public-sector agencies and can provide a platform on which to accelerate the health and social care integration.”