Monday, October 17, 2011

News: Keolia launches in Rotherham


Two enterprising Rotherham students have launched Keolia, an internet business that they first began developing at the age of 14.

Now 16 and studying at Rotherham College of Arts & Technology (RCAT), Joshua Walker together with his classmate and now colleague Samuel Sheldrick officially launched their business in August, specialising in web hosting, domain names and script installations.

The project developed whilst the young entrepreneurs were studying for their GCSEs and Joshua benefited from a period of work experience at Plusnet Broadband in Sheffield where he was given a lower specification server, which they no longer used and hardly worked. Joshua managed to kickstart the server and now uses it for his own business.

Before launching the business, they sought legal advice from Rotherham solicitors, Oxley & Coward, including their free website legal health check, in order to get everything right first time.

Joshua Walker, founder and CEO of Keolia, said: "Samuel and I were really eager to launch Keolia and it is a great feeling to be finally underway.

"We have already spent a good two years from 2009 developing the business throughout school and coursework and are grateful for the sound web and business advice from Oxley & Coward. We already have some local clients on the books and we are looking forward to expanding Keolia with new network services in the months and years ahead."

Rebecca Stopford, partner and business expert at Oxley & Coward, added: "When you start in business there are so many issues to consider, Joshua and Samuel were keen to know it all. They must be some of the youngest entrepreneurs we have ever worked with in these areas and we wish them every success for the future."

One high profile customer is Rotherham MP Denis MacShane, who said: "I am very impressed with the quality and professionalism of these two young entrepreneurs. There is loads of business talent in Rotherham if we know how to release it. My website is the best it's ever been and I am glad to link up with Keolia."

Keolia website
Oxley & Coward website

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