September 14th 2016

How Portsmouth Technopole helped one company turn just a £400 loan into a technological revolution, led by husband-and-wife team Malcolm and Karen Turnbull, has expanded so much that it has outgrown its home of seven years at Portsmouth Technopole, the serviced office and business support centre at the city gateway to the M275. The company, which saw Malcolm diagnosed with leukemia just as the business was getting off the ground 13 years ago, has acquired the freehold of Compass House, a 9,400 sq ft premises at Compass Road. sprung into life when Karen provided £400 seed investment - she saw first-hand the commercial potential from Malcolm building his own online hardware version of motorway 'fast lanes', known in the IT industry as loadbalancers.

Malcolm and Karen never lost sight of their business goal and, with Malcolm making a full recovery, has become a superb example of the fantastic support that we offer here at Portsmouth Technopole.

"We're were sad to be leaving Portsmouth Technopole, which has been our business home for seven years, providing us with the phenomenal support that helped us grow."

Malcolm Turnbull, Director at

The company now has 22 staff in the UK as well as offices in the USA, Canada and Germany. Thanks to the fantastic growth facilitated by the team here at Portsmouth Technopole,’s customers include household names such as O2, BT, BBC, hotels giant Premier Inn, Mercedes Benz, ASOS, Vodafone, Estée Lauder, Bacardi, River Island, the NHS, and Selfridges.

March 12th 2020

Support on the Spot celebrate 10 years in business!

Support on the Spot is a trusted provider of cloud and disaster recovery solutions for businesses. Operating from the Portsmouth Technopole the team cover the whole of the UK and also work in Spain and New York.  Rising through the ranks We spoke to Liam Griffiths, Marketing Manager at Support […]

March 12th 2020

My Learning Cloud – Every line of code we write changes someone’s life

It’s written on the wall of the office and sums up the ethos of My Learning Cloud perfectly. This is a tech company that has built a cutting-edge digital learning environment that is dedicated to knowledge and skills development in the health and social care sector and their culture seems […]

February 7th 2020

SIGHT Supporting the Health Tech Innovators

Picture this – you’re an entrepreneur with an exciting, innovative health tech product that is in its infancy and which you know could transform healthcare in the UK. Great, right? Yes, but when you begin to look into the challenges and complexities of bringing a new tech product into the […]