Premier project for IT firm

Tom Heaton surfing the net with the service provided by Lanway
Tom Heaton surfing the net with the service provided by Lanway

Burnley business Lanway has won “goalden” praise from the Premier League after kitting out Burnley Football Club for their top flight campaign.

The IT business worked under a strict deadline over the summer to introduce a new IT infrastructure at Turf Moor to meet Premier League standards.

It was put to the test straight away with the Clarets’ first games against giants Chelsea and Manchester United televised and beamed to millions of people worldwide.

Lanway managing director Andrew Henderson said: “We had Sky, BT, the BBC and ITV as well as other media outlets all plugged into our new network and thankfully it passed without a hitch.”

Lanway’s technical architects started with having to read through a 500-page Premier League booklet so they knew exactly how to bring both Turf Moor and the training ground at Gawthorpe up to the IT standard required for Burnley’s return to the top flight – all in a six-week period.

“There was a lot to get to grips with but we took it in our stride and worked closely with the club’s stadium manager Doug Metcalfe,” added Mr Henderson. “Manager Sean Dyche will have fast internet connection whether he is at Turf Moor or Gawthorpe and we know he is a big advocate of using technology to help take his team forward.”

Lanway’s work was also applauded by TeamCard, who run a card scheme in stadiums across the UK including Turf Moor, where a card is used for every engagement including turnstiles, ticketing and retail. 

Lanway broke through the £15m. turnover barrier last year and are aiming for £20m. this year.