Gigabit-speed full fibre solution from CityFibre to support Legend’s ongoing corporate growth and continued service excellence

Gigabit-speed full fibre solution from CityFibre to support Legend’s ongoing corporate growth and continued service excellence

7 August 2013

Fibre network in York helps prevent office relocation

Legend Club Management Systems, a major software developer and service provider for the leisure industry, has become the second business to sign up for CityFibre’s 100% full fibre Internet Leased Line service in York. The dramatic increase in broadband capacity of up to a Gigabit per second represents another key investment for Legend in R&D and customer service. It is also an important influence on the company’s decision to remain in its current premises in York instead of suffering the upheaval surrounding office relocation.

“We moved into York Business Park because we were growing and needed more office space. However, following significant growth, it didn’t take long before capacity constraints meant we were facing the prospect of relocating again in order to find the capacity and services we need to be competitive. Discovering that CityFibre’s full fibre infrastructure extended close to our office building was the key to preventing this move and staying in our current premises in York,” says Paul Simpson, Chief Operating Officer at Legend Club Management Systems.

“The CityFibre service was competitively priced and the company provided a good and responsive customer service. We are delighted to be the second business to sign up,” continues Paul Simpson.

Legend develops software and provides hosted environments for its customers in the leisure industry. Having a 100% full fibre connection serving its offices will enable the company to increase overall productivity and improve customer service.

“Gigabit speeds will enable us to transfer large amounts of data and give us real business flexibility. We are also looking forward to being able to benefit from next-generation applications and services, such as voice over IP and web conferencing,” concludes Paul Simpson.

Sean Maguire,Managing Director of Legend Club Management Systems adds, “We are fortunate to be in a position to invest in a long-term commitment to our industry, which we are very proud of. CityFibre’s new Gigabit network is a key part of that ongoing investment to ensure we serve our customers. We are delighted to be based in the City of York where the availability of such an innovative service enables a leading technology business like ours to thrive.”

CityFibre has already installed over 110km of fibre infrastructure across the City of York. Schools, council sites, police stations, CCTV locations, NHS sites are all benefiting from full fibre connectivity. Now York’s business community is benefitting from the transformational effects of Gigabit speed services. Supported by Level 3’s world-class High-Speed IP service, CityFibre’s Internet Leased Line service ensures customers receive the ultimate in business-grade connectivity.

Rob Hamlin, Director of Business Development at CityFibre commented: “Legend provides innovative, industry-leading solutions to key players in the health and fitness industry and we are delighted to have them join us as a customer. Through improving York’s connectivity, we are striving to make it an even better place for businesses to locate and it’s great that our fibre infrastructure has been able to support Legend in staying in their current premises. Gigabit speeds provide huge benefits for businesses, and we are looking forward to announcing more businesses coming on board soon.”


CityFibre Media Contact: Maggie Zaboura Zaboura Consultancy Ltd T. 020 7297 3371 E.

About CityFibre CityFibre ( is one of the UK’s leading fibre optic infrastructure providers. By building dedicated fibre optic networks for the public and private sectors, we empower data-hungry users throughout the country, by unleashing unlimited speeds on future-proofed technology.

Our transformational fibre infrastructure projects comprise point-to-point connections, metro rings and Fibre-to-the-Premises networks that make possible Next Generation Access and gigabit level services direct to local authorities, businesses and homes.

CityFibre manages over 100 private fibre projects and seven separate metropolitan fibre networks under long-term contract with local authorities, police forces, healthcare organisations and universities. With almost 30,000km of fibre in the ground, connecting more than 350 sites and data centres across the UK, we are the country’s largest independent provider of fibre in secondary cities.

In Bournemouth, CityFibre owns the largest FTTH project in the UK. With over 21,000 homes ready for service, the network enables service providers to deliver unprecedented superfast broadband with speeds of up to one gigabit per second.

About Legend Legend is an independent UK technology company formed in 2002. Legend is privately owned (the majority of shares are owned by employees) with no institutional investors. Legend’s mission is to provide the best management software experience for leisure organisations.

Legend provides leisure management software and an extensive range of technical services to leisure operators in the public, private and educational sectors. Technical services include hosting and support of customer systems such as MS Exchange Server, Accounts, MS Office, web hosting, networks provision and support, Disaster Recovery and other solutions. This is delivered and supported by Legend in an all inclusive turnkey package.

Legend also provides full BACS Bureau, accounts receivable and outsourced back office services to an increasing number of clients.

Legend’s progressive R&D policy produces a substantial number of new features and enhancements on a regular basis. All Legend clients benefit from free upgrades.

What makes Legend different? Legend delivers quality and value. This shows in our attentiveness - the way our product is shaped by our clients’ requirements. It shows in product quality, work rate and in Legend’s outstanding customer support. Most importantly, it shows when you speak to our satisfied clients.

Legend is entirely scalable delivering value to all size of facility from small dual use centres to the largest leisure centres and multisite operations in the UK. Legend is powerful, easy to use, excellent value with no hidden costs, backed up with an all inclusive package featuring all hours help desk support and free upgrades.