Why we are the proud sponsors of this amazing cow
While we're undoubtedly international, Navisite is also committed to the health and success of the local communities in which we're situated.
We depend on those communities to provide great people for our workforce and to provide services and supplies to our organisation.
Here in the UK, our head office and our two flagship data centres are based in Surrey – in East Molesey, Woking and Redhill respectively.
While the county has become a favourite HQ location for multinational companies like ours because of its easy access to London and to Heathrow Airport, its roots are profoundly rural. The sport of cricket was first played in the villages of Surrey. Jane Austen's Emma is set here. It's quintessentially English at the same time as being an international hub.
This combination of facts and circumstances serves to explain why Navisite is a proud participant in this year's CowParade Surrey Hills.
The parade is the world's largest public arts event and raises money for local community projects and enterprise schemes that benefit and enhance the county and its citizens, causes which we wholeheartedly support. It’s also a celebration of our countryside heritage here in Surrey, and provides a cheerful and quirky distraction for visitors and locals alike.
And we have relied on local talent to get the job done. Our artist Alison Saunders lives and works in the county. "Given the nature of Navisite’s business, I made sure that clouds were prominent in the design," she explains.
"The colours used are the company’s brand palette," she continues, “with a silver lining for the clouds – of course – and gold stars."
If you’re driving through Hampton Court, look about for our cow – she’s named Jess – near to the bridge between June and September. It will then be auctioned to raise money for charity.
Here’s a selection of ‘moo’ving images of our bovine pal with (from left to right) Jess Cooper, Alison Saunders – the artist behind the design and Liz Harding – Marketing Director, Navisite Europe.