Flourishing firm moves out of premises

Loadbalancer.org's husband-and-wife team Malcolm Turnbull, far right, and Karen Turnbull with Peter Outen, centre manager at Portsmouth Technopole
Loadbalancer.org's husband-and-wife team Malcolm Turnbull, far right, and Karen Turnbull with Peter Outen, centre manager at Portsmouth Technopole
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A technology company which makes website browsing and buying ultra-fast for millions is to relocate within Portsmouth due to expansion.

Loadbalancer.org, 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, off the M275.

The company has acquired the freehold of Compass House, a 9,400 square feet premises at Compass Road.

Mr Turnbull said: ‘We’re sad to be leaving Portsmouth Technopole, which has been our business home for seven years, providing us with phenomenal support which helped us grow.

‘However, as the Technopole’s operator, Oxford Innovation, says, the whole idea is for firms like Loadbalancer.org to flourish on site and then fly the nest when they have grown too big for the space.

‘Loadbalancers are crucial to e-commerce – they distribute online traffic across servers so that there are no snarl-ups, lagging and costly website crashes.

‘As a browser, you get ultra-fast speeds so your online experience isn’t one buffering frustration after another.’

Centre manager Peter Outen said: ‘What Malcolm and Karen have achieved here is incredible and they leave us at the beginning of March with our very best wishes for the future.

‘Loadbalancer.org is an inspirational example of a start-up which has scaled up at the Technopole to become an early-stage, and then mature, success story.’