Nigel is an experienced CEO and executive within the technology sector. He brings with him his experience of leadership, strategic guidance and entrepreneurial skills with proven sales, operations and management expertise. With an IT, communications and business applications background that started in the mid 1990’s, Nigel has worked for a number of large organisations both in the UK and the USA before launching Aspire with Chris Fraser in 2006.
Along with Nigel Begg, Chris founded Aspire in 2006. Chris has extensive technical and commercial experience in the IT and Technology industry, working with companies across the UK for 15 years managing enterprise class IT environments and global network infrastructure deployments.
Stuart is an ACA qualified accountant with more than 5 years of experience working at a big 4 firm in Audit. Stuart is responsible for the day to day operation of the finance function at Aspire and together with fellow Board members, setting business objectives and strategies. Stuart is integral in monitoring progress against these objectives, for the integrity of financial reporting and all aspects of financial compliance.
Tony has been working in the IT industry for nearly 15 years and has been with Aspire for 10 years, working within various teams before becoming Operations Director in 2017. Tony’s role is focussed on service and company growth as well as leading Aspire’s technical support teams and development of our Business Intelligence platform and customer portal. Tony is passionate about continuous improvement of our operational processes and works closely with all areas of the business to ensure that the business operates as efficiently and as effectively as possible.
Steve has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, holding both management and director positions during this time. Steve has vast experience in advanced network infrastructure deployment and configuration, network security, system monitoring and maintenance, network administration and server virtualisation technologies. Steve directs a team of consultants providing voice, data, infrastructure and managed services for our customers as well as having overall oversight of project delivery within Aspire.
Stephen has been at Aspire for 8 years and currently leads our Direct Sales, Channel Sales and Marketing Teams. Stephen brings a wealth of sales experience in Managed Services and Connectivity. Stephen leads a dedicated team of sales and marketing managers who work in partnership with our customers, understanding their technology strategy then working with our in house technical teams to deliver a solution that works for them.
Leisa joined Aspire in 2019 bringing with her a wealth of experience and knowledge across the HR spectrum in the technology industry. Leisa is responsible for building and driving our people strategy focusing on culture, engagement, people development and talent. Leisa specialises in working with organisations in growth, and works across the North East building business relationships and strengthening and growing the Aspire employer brand.