AN ILKLEY based technology company is celebrating ten successful years keeping children and businesses safe on line at school and work.

Talk Straight, the parent company to Schools Broadband, is now one of the leading specialist Internet Service Providers to schools throughout the UK. The parent company Talk Straight, also provides telephony and secure internet services to businesses.

From humble beginnings round the kitchen table in 2007, business partners Tim Sedgwick and David Tindall developed a unique combination of web filtering and network security products with a focus on keeping children and businesses safe on line.

They now provide one of the most advanced filtering and network security services available, meaning children are protected against content and imagery relating to issues such as radicalisation, violence, pornography, cyber bullying and sexual exploitation.

David Tindall, Managing Director said: “Talk Straight has always been an early adopter of technology, and I’m immensely proud of the fact we are now a leader in the field of pioneering technology for schools and businesses, and committed to providing affordable solutions for all our customers.”

Talk Straight provides tailored business packages which include internet connectivity, VoIP telephony services and managed network security.

The company has previously been awarded Best Business use of Cloud by the Internet Service Providers Association. They have recently been shortlisted for four more ISPA awards this year, one of the few companies leading the way receiving four category nominations. These include; Best Marketing Campaign, Best Cloud Hosted Service, Best Business Customer Service and Best Security Service.

From a tiny office on Little Lane, to offices in Dalesway House in Ilkley car park, Talk Straight now employs over 40 people at their offices on Leeds Road. They provide specialist internet services to over 1,500 schools and businesses across the country.