Expanding firm takes on new staff

NEW RECRUITS... from left, Aspire workers James Branch, Steven McMain and Gavin Earnshaw.
NEW RECRUITS... from left, Aspire workers James Branch, Steven McMain and Gavin Earnshaw.

A BOOMING South Tyneside technology company has recruited new staff as it pushes ahead with expansion plans.

Aspire Technology Solutions has added a further three members of staff to its rapidly-expanding team, with the appointment of two IT support consultants and a voice consultant.

This brings staff numbers at Aspire, based at Monkton Business Park South, Hebburn, to 30.

James Branch, 33, from Hebburn, and Gavin Earnshaw, 23, from Washington, have been recruited by Aspire in order to boost service desk and infrastructure team resources, while Steven McMain, 28, from South Shields, has also joined the company, taking responsibility for telephony deployments. Mr Earnshaw, who previously worked for AMX Europe as a technical support engineer, said: “I’m very excited to be part of such a dynamic team. I’ve only been here a short time but you can literally see the company growing in front of your eyes.

“The nature of the work we do on the helpdesk has changed so much in such a short space of time, and it’s great to be given new challenges on a daily basis. We are constantly learning new things and the work never becomes stagnant.”

Mr Branch, who has joined Aspire having worked for a number of IT companies, including SAFT in South Shields, where he fulfilled the role of network engineer, said: “I actually sent my CV to Aspire a couple of times and knew how high their standards are, so was delighted to even be asked for an interview.

“Being offered the job was brilliant, and I feel like I have joined the team at a busy and exciting time.

“Business is booming for Aspire – we are winning lots of prestigious contracts and I’m confident I will learn a lot moving forward.” Aspire’s newest recruit, Mr McMain has come from Ogilvie Communications, and brings with him a wealth of telephony experience.

He said: “As part of Aspire’s ambitious expansion plans, they have moved into the telephony market and therefore needed someone with experience who would be able to hit the ground running and not need training.

“I have worked for a number of communications companies in the past and saw the opportunity to further my career with Aspire.

“They are a growing company, with a new sales team who are making their mark and bringing in some great projects for me to work on.”

Aspire is an award-winning technology services company, specialising in managed networks, data centre solutions and traditional IT outsourcing.

Established in 2006, Aspire has grown steadily year on year to become a £3m business with a 30-strong workforce.

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