Gateshead College

Aspire top of the class

We are delighted to have further expanded our coverage in the education sector after signing new deals with two of the region’s leading colleges.

Aspire, are providing increased connectivity, telephony services, disaster recovery and resilience around the six Gateshead College campuses.

Robert Cooper, IT Services Manager for Gateshead College, said:

“With thousands of students and hundreds of members of staff it’s vital for us to be connected at all times and to have the reassurance that if we do encounter a problem, it will be dealt with immediately.

It’s encouraging to know we’re working with a company who will identify potential issues and work hard to resolve them before they affect our students and staff.

Aspire have proven that they deliver a first-class service and we’re confident in moving forward with them over the next five years.”

Paul Beat, Account Manager at Aspire, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Gateshead College and delivering our services across all of the Gateshead campuses.
We’re confident of securing cost savings for the College too.”

Aspire is also working with Middlesbrough College to replace their telephony system and deploy hundreds of new handsets as well as providing ongoing maintenance support.

Hugh Dunlop, IT Systems Specialist at Middlesbrough College, said:

“This is an important project for us and we looked at more than a dozen companies to find the right company to work with.

It was clear that Aspire were the right fit, they demonstrated outstanding technical ability as well as a close relationship with Mitel.

We’ve been pleased with how well they have delivered the project and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Lewis Clemmet of Aspire, added:

“The education sector is very competitive but we have the necessary experience and skill sets to make a difference. We are thrilled to have delivered this project successfully and to be moving forward with the College in terms of ongoing support.”