Cloud first network with integrated security

about Hargreaves PLC

"We're delighted to have Principle Networks as our network provider" David Lewis, Group IT and Projects Manager.

Hargreaves Services plc is a diversified group delivering services to the industrial and property sectors. Listed on AIM (LON:HSP) and headquartered near Durham, their 2,000+ employees are spread around the world delivering a vast array of projects and services. Hargreaves is a leading provider of Industrial Services including outsourced bulk materials handling, logistics and mechanical and electrical engineering into key industries such as power, steel, port operations and refineries both in the UK and South East Asia.

The Challenge

To change the legacy fully managed MPLS network into something that offers more value and a high degree of flexibility as the business goes through a continued period of change and diversification.

Driven by solutions.

  • Accommodate a mixture of private cloud, on-prem and SaaS apps, with an eye towards public cloud
  • Improve network support service and better equip IT with the ability to support the business
  • Develop integrated layers of security to enhance and simplify protection.
  • Facilitate connectivity for an everchanging landscape including acquisitions, moves and changes
  • Improve network performance add resiliency at key locations
  • Reduce the overall spend on network infrastructure

Guided by process.

Key results.


A modern, dynamic network to support continuous business change and growth.


A specialist, network support team to help IT support their business requirements.

“Hargreaves required a trusted partner to help deliver a secure, resilient, flexible network with a focus on future proofing the solution. There was no hesitation in linking up with Principle Networks. Their knowledge, expertise and dedication has provided us with the ideal partner and skills in successfully delivering a business critical project. We’re delighted to have Principle Networks as our network provider.”

Dave Lewis, Group IT and Projects Manager