The directors of 3173 Limited are pleased to present their Report and Account for the year ended 31 March 2021.

The activities of the group are delivered through a number of companies operated by 3173 Limited, namely:

− Dalriada Trustees Limited (“Dalriada”);
− Mantle Hosting Limited (“MHL”);
− Mantle Services Limited (“MSL”); and
− Spence & Partners Limited (“Spence”)

Review of the business

Like many other businesses, 3173 had to adapt to the restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to our robust Business Continuity Plan and investment in technology, we were able to rise to the challenges and complexities placed upon the business during these unforeseen times.


All colleagues have been working from home since 16 March 2020, apart from a very small number working in our Belfast office to deal with our critical business mail. Our transition to remote working was seamless and a testament to the infrastructure and processes we had in place and the cultural ethos of our people. Our systems and processes are working well. While we believe the current operating arrangements can remain in place for an indefinite period, we are now looking into a balanced return to working from our offices that suits our business and members of staff going forward.

The directors were satisfied with the results of the group for the year. The group carries out an annual budgeting and monitoring process, and its overall results for the financial year are consistent with expectations. The group aims to continue to deliver its developing range of service propositions, along with continuing investment in IT infrastructure and software development.

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