North East technology solutions company Aspire is continuing with its significant recruitment drive by appointing a team of five experienced sales executives.
Following relocation to new high profile headquarters in Gateshead at the end of last year, the rapidly-expanding company has recruited Michael Errington, Stephen McNickle, Justin Godfrey, Paul Beat and Shaun Richardson, all of which previously worked for North East communications firm, Executel Ltd which became Talk Talk Business in April 2011.
Michael Errington from Whitley Bay has joined Aspire, taking up the position of Sales Director having spent 14 years at Executel in the same role. Meanwhile, Stephen McNickle from Newcastle has been appointed as Senior Sales Executive and Justin Godfrey, Paul Beat and Shaun Richardson are Aspire’s new Sales Executives.
Of the challenge, Michael said: “I worked for Executel since its inception in 1997 and grew up with the company but when it was acquired by Talk Talk Business last year, I decided that I needed a new challenge. I felt that I had gone as far as I could with the company and therefore wanted to move on.
“Aspire was already a close partner of Executel’s so I knew the team and how they work. As a business, Aspire has grown rapidly and been very successful in recent years but they were lacking the one thing I could provide – sales experience.
“Aspire has some of the best technical experts in the region but had no sales team to go out and sell their skills which is where myself and the other guys come in. We had worked well together at Executel and were a tight team so it seemed the obvious step for all of us.
“Aspire is experiencing a period of significant development and change with additional members of staff, an extended product portfolio and new vendor partnerships so I’m delighted to be joining the team at such an exciting time. The guys at Aspire have never really had the chance to shout about their successes and how good the company is but now is the time to start spreading the word so I’m ready and raring to go!”
Headquartered in Gateshead and with sites in South Tyneside and Central London, Aspire is an award-winning IT services and communications company specialising in managed networks, data centre solutions, IT support and IP telephony. The company currently employs a 30-strong workforce and boasts turnover of £3m.