A Carlisle IT firm is building on its success by expanding its team.
Integrity IT Solutions has recruited five new members of staff and plans to take on two apprentices this September.
The technology business, which also has a base in Annan, has also undergone a complete brand refresh, with revised livery for its new fleet of vehicles, signage and staff uniforms.
Stephen Whelan, technical director, said the company had experienced steady growth over the past few years, and that its acquisition by Annan-based business Eco Group at the end of last year had accelerated the growth plans.
“It’s an exciting time for the business and for everyone who has helped make it a success,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to more growth in the future and creating more opportunities for people within the technology industry.”
Integrity IT Solutions designs, supplies, supports and installs IT systems to firms across the north of England and south-west Scotland and currently has more than 200 clients.
The most recent additions to the Integrity IT Solutions team brings the total number of employees to 19.
New recruit Simon McLeod, 52, began his IT career in the early 1990s and has worked within the public and private sector. His most recent role was with multi-national firm CDW.
In his new position at Integrity IT Solutions, he is the first point of contact for clients, providing support and solutions.
Simon, of Silloth, said: “Every day is different working in IT, that’s what I love about it.”
Jonny Brunskill, 28, of Carlisle, joined the company earlier this month as an IT engineer, and is currently providing first line support to the NHS, as part of a contract with the health service.
Tom Armstrong, 32, of Seaton, has also joined the team as an IT engineer, solving issues for clients across a range of industries. Tom previously worked at Lakes College, Lillyhall, where he was the apprenticeship programme lead in IT and catering, and a digital learning coach.
IT engineer, Connor Burgess, 27, of Dumfries, looks after clients in south-west Scotland, as well as those based across the border.
IT engineer, Ashleigh Watson, 22, of Carlisle, has recently completed a level three infrastructure technician apprenticeship at Carlisle College, and previously worked for an IT business in Carlisle.