Aspire smashes own projections for 2015

Nigel Begg 1ONE of the country’s fastest growing IT companies increased turnover by 40 per cent in 2015, smashing its own projections by £1 million, and achieving record results for a ninth consecutive year.

Gateshead-based Aspire is now projecting turnover of £12.5m for 2016.

Managing Director Nigel Begg said:

“Aspire has delivered outstanding financial results for the ninth consecutive year as our team exceeded all targets and projections by consistently delivering exceptional technical performance, support and service for our customers.

“All our staff are determined to delight our customers by delivering business advantage and providing the technical expertise and quality of service that makes us the partner of choice for leading national names and local companies alike.

“We are the partner of choice for converged communications and industry-leading technical solutions because we take the time to thoroughly understand our client’s business needs now and in the future before we start to build tailored and managed solutions.

“We also continue to invest in high-tech talent, only recruiting people who are ambitious and think differently, approach challenges with real zeal and have a can-do attitude. Everyone at Aspire is fiercely focused on our hallmark standards of performance, delivery and service.

“During the period our employee numbers rose by 45 per cent and recruitment of technical and service personnel is expected to continue in 2016 to support planned growth.

“We also launched the Aspire Technical and Sales Academy in 2015 to identify the most talented technical and account management professionals of the future.

“Investment in first-rate infrastructure continues to be a priority and we were delighted to secure planning permission for a £1m new wing at our landmark Heworth Hall HQ. The eye-catching glass annex will provide us with capacity for 60 more staff and follows our £1.3m investment in a dedicated data-centre in 2014. Construction is expected to start in June and is expected to take six months.

“We are also delighted that business growth outside the region has continued at a pace. We have won a number of significant national contracts from our London base, which is also driving business success.”

Aspire Technology Solutions is an award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted services, data centre solutions, communications and traditional IT support.

Established in 2006 Aspire has key sites in the North East and London and last year entered The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table for the second successive year. The league table ranks Britain’s top 100 private technology companies by looking at the fastest growing sales performances over the last three years.