Cloud Construct celebrates a decade in business

Business & Technology Centre tenants, Cloud Construct – a web and software development agency is celebrating 10 years in business.

Cloud Construct was established in August 2012 as PBS Creative. The company rebranded last year to reflect its focus on cloud-based services.

The company is now actively recruiting a web developer to support its growing business and customer base.

Peter Barfield, founder of Cloud Construct, credits their survival and continued success to a steady and systematic approach to growth and delivering high levels of service.

He said: “It’s very pleasing to reach 10 years in business, especially as we still continue to work with some of our first clients, including Boatshed, the world’s largest boat brokerage organisation. We’ve seen them grow and flourish internationally with the help of our bespoke software and technology.

“I’ve always been very mindful to grow the company at a pace where there was an equal balance of staff to the business. I’ve seen many agencies come and go over the years. They’ve become really successful and done well, but then they’ve been unable to sustain the amount of new work required to keep their staff employed. I didn’t want that to happen in my business.”

Last year Cloud Construct was awarded Select Partner Status by Amazon Web Services (AWS). They went through rigorous training and approval systems and it means they can access AWS services and cutting-edge technologies to build bespoke, next-generation software for their customers.

Peter Barfield continued: “It’s an exciting time for Cloud Construct. Alongside our client work, we have lots of ideas for software products and services, so we’re looking for an experienced developer to join the team.

“We’re looking for someone who is a natural problem solver and has a level of commercial awareness i.e. they understand how software fits in within a business to help them to achieve their goals.”

Cloud Construct is now planning an event to celebrate its 10-year anniversary for clients and business connections.


Business and Technology Centre tenants celebrate 15 years in business

A Midlands quantity surveying company celebrated 15 years in business with a fact-finding visit to the new £17.5m National Brownfield Institute.

Members of the CQS Solutions team, based at the Telford Innovation Campus, were given a tour of the new facilities at the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus including a visit to the Igloo – a 4D immersive suite that will be used to assess land for regeneration.

Company founder, Tim Lloyd, said that it was fitting that the tour of the new ground-breaking institute coincided with the company’s 15th anniversary.

“We were offered the chance to view the new institute and we were very impressed with the facilities and particularly the Igloo. Keeping up to date with the latest developments is very important to our professional development and this was a great way to mark our 15th anniversary,” said Tim.

CQS Solutions, based in Telford, has grown since 2007 to an eight person team working with building contractors and sub contractors across the Midlands.

Its aim is to improve project outcomes by providing professional advice and services helping its customers improve cost certainty, margins and productivity.

Tim said that when he started his career as a quantity surveyor with a major corporate company in 2001 he regularly dealt with contractors and sub contractors on a wide range of projects and contract types.

“It became clear to me that many of them would benefit from professional support in their operations and that was something I could do for them. I set up CQS Solutions in 2007 and we have grown organically from there.

“I think we have been successful because we always try to add value with our professional approach and standard of work,” he said.

He originally set up the business from his home and for the past ten years has been based at University of Wolverhampton’s Telford Innovation Campus, Business and Technology Centre.

The team has widened its experience and remit over its 15 year history. Tim is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Construction and is now working towards chartered status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Other members of the team are also working towards RICS chartered status and other qualifications.

You can find out more about CQS Solutions by visiting the website here

Her Majesty The Queen: 1926 – 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen; our thoughts and sympathies are with The Royal Family at this terribly sad time.

Her Majesty will be remembered for a lifetime of duty, dedication and public service, a reassuring voice through many crises, and an enduring presence in our national story.

From Friday 9th of September 2022, the nation entered an official period of mourning to mark the monarch’s death. We will provide updates on the proceedings and any impact they may have on operations when they become available.

We respectfully ask that everyone is considerate to fellow users of the campus who may be affected by the sad loss of our monarch.

A national book of condolence is available to sign on The Royal Family website

Condolence books open across Telford and Wrekin

Telford and Wrekin residents wanting to share their sympathy, feelings and memories of HM The Queen can do so in Condolence books, open now across the borough.

Books are open from 1pm today at Southwater, Wellington, Newport, and Oakengates libraries, and can be signed during normal library opening hours and also this Saturday and Sunday between 10am until 3pm

Anyone wishing to lay floral tributes are welcome to do so at flower locations close to the condolence books at libraries. People are respectfully asked to unwrap any cellophane, plastic or paper from the floral tributes and place these in nearby litter bins.

Flowers left in other public places may be moved to the main tribute locations.

For more information, please visit the Council’s memorial page at includes details of events taking place later this week too.