CSSCloud celebrated a year since the newly-formed company completed a merger to create the region’s new I.T. Support powerhouse with an Open Day. The event was in part a celebration, but also a chance to show off their newly refurbished premises, which has been a significant investment in their Great Yarmouth base. The company also raised funds to install a life-saving defibrillator on-site. The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr. Mary Coleman opened the building and launched the festivities on the 6th of July. The team were joined by customers and local businesses to enjoy food, drink and games in an open-air “street party” – featuring retro arcade games and raffle prizes. Being a technology company, the top prize was a new iPad, which was taken home by lucky Ronnie Blyth from ABC Diesels Ltd. Besides the festive atmosphere, the event struck a serious note by fundraising for a public defibrillator to be installed at CSSCloud, for the use of everyone on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate. This equipment is provided in partnership with Heart2Heart Norfolk, set up by Jayne Biggs following her 7-year-old daughter’s sudden cardiac arrest. Thankfully, a defibrillator saved her life and Jane now campaigns to ensure this life-saving equipment is freely available around Norfolk. Capitalising on people enjoying the food, drink and party atmosphere, the team at CSSCloud were able to raise enough money to cover the defibrillator plus a further donation to Heart2Heart’s funds. Suffolk County Council and New Anglia Growth Hub have also awarded grants totalling almost £40,000 towards the cost of the building refurbishment. Converting the building into CSSCloud’s new premises, appropriately named Nimbus House, has given a prominent building on the estate a new lease of life and created a hub for the region’s tech talent. Peter Green of CSSCloud was overjoyed with the turnout: “Thanks to everyone who visited and made this day possible. A massive thank-you goes out to Jayne and Heart2Heart Norfolk for making a difference in our community and to Suffolk County Council and New Anglia Growth Hub for the grants. Hopefully, we won’t have to use the defibrillator, but it definitely makes us feel more at ease. The CSSCloud Open Day is one we are never going to forget!”.