Hammerkit, the Finnish cloud technology provider, today received €1.25 million investment from the North West Fund, joining Veraventure and Tekes as investors. The company produces scalable digital solutions for the global PR and marketing industry, and will use the funding to open a sales and development center in Liverpool.

Hammerkit has become known for its cloud-based web development toolkit as well as Cloudstore: a service that makes it faster and easier to build professional-grade websites and social media applications. With Cloudstore any site can be launched as a repeatable solution, which can turn one-off web projects into potential best-selling digital products.

On the funding, CEO Mark Sorsa-Leslie writes on the company blog:

From there we will run our CloudStore operation and help our global PR clients deliver digital services more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Indeed, our ambition is to help define the industry of repeatable digital solutions and now we have the gas in the tank to allow us to do it.