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UK's Virtual Names ISP : thanks.

Nigel Morris-Co...

Thanks to The Harvey Boys, Phil and Rob, for providing us with outstanding service for almost two decades at their company UK Servers Limited, trading as Virtual Names. It's only right that I publicly thank them for all the support they have given me and my companies over the years, says Nigel Morris-Cotterill.

Rob and Phil have held our hands through the formative years of web development and through our own testing times as we have designed, built, deployed and operated a variety of platforms including www.quicktolearnmore.com. We have installed and needed help with large third party software such as EzPublish and had niggling hiccups with other platforms and programs (i.e. "scripts") including Drupal. We have run into inconsistencies between versions of PHP and Java and generally fumbled our way through the process of moving from what amounted to tombstone pages in a simple HTML website to what is, today, the sophisticated portmanteau publishing platform PleaseBeInformed.com.

You, Rob and Phil, became a part of our team and it is no exaggeration to say that without you we would not have been able to do as we have done. From time to time we put isolated services onto other ISP services because it's only prudent to monitor what's happening. Every time, within a few months, we moved those services to Virtual Names in the UK. There was, simply, never any service that matched that which you provided.

It was inevitable that, as your business grew, there would come a time where you had to make a decision: would you sell to a larger competitor or expand your staff and personal commitments even further than you already had? There were times when I received personal attention when you really should have been at home with your families. Despite that growth, you continued to provide me with the same level of service as when you ran a tiny company and we dealt with support by e-mail not the ticketing system introduced later and you never forced me to change the habits that meant service for me was frictionless.

In all the years we worked together, we did not meet in person and I don't think we even spoke on the phone but I regard you as friends more than suppliers and, as a part of our team, you will be very sadly missed.

I wish you both the very best for the future.


UK Servers Limited has been sold to NamesCo Limited one of the UK's largest and longest established ISPs and the process of transferring all accounts and services to NamesCo is under way.