At the heart of the Gloucestershire business community, Cheltenham based First Solution gears up for growth with a move to their new headquarters in Eagle Tower and two senior new hires.
Providing best in class IT support, Cyber Security and Cloud services, First Solution is an IT managed services organisation that helps businesses use technology to achieve their desired business outcomes
After recently being recognised for their work, being named Continuum Strategic Partner of the Year’ and ranked one of ‘Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies’, the organisation feels that it is in prime position to achieve significant growth.
Managing Director, Nigel Church, comments ‘We achieved 50% organic growth last year by demonstrating to our customers the value our managed services and consultancy can bring to their business. We feel there is potential in the market for much more. For business, trends such as Digital Transformation and Cyber Security present both huge risks and rewards. They need a technology partner that can help them find solutions to those challenges, and we have a strong track record of doing just that.’
In anticipation of their growth aspirations the team at First Solution have tripled their floorspace in a move to new offices at Eagle Tower. ‘We need the room to grow, but fundamentally we are a Gloucestershire business, and love being a part of its business community. Eagle Tower allows us to do both’ says Nigel.
The team has recently been further strengthened with the appointments of two senior new hires, Paul Hillis as Sales Director and Tom Henson as Head of Service Delivery.
Paul brings a wealth of experience the technology sector. He was involved in the one of the UK’s first Cloud companies in 2008, and recently was co-owner of a successful IT managed services business that was acquired.
Paul ‘I’ve known of First Solution for quite some time, and their reputation in the industry for their operational excellence, so I am delighted to be on board. With the cutting edge, innovative services we have to offer I am really excited about the strong capabilities we have to bring to market’
Tom has worked in technology for 20 years and brings with him a strong, customer focused background. As Head of Service Delivery, Tom’s role is ensuring that customers receive excellent experiences.
Tom says ‘First take a different approach to most technology companies I’ve been involved in. They really take the time to understand the what their customers business drivers are, and apply technology to that, rather than in most cases, it’s the other way round, technology for technologies sake. I’m really looking forward to sitting down with our customers and exploring how we can help them unlock the value of tech’.
Nigel says ‘I’m really pleased to have these guys on board. They both bring a huge amount of experience to the table which is quite hard to find. We are lucky to have them.’
We want to arm our customers with the technology that gives them a competitive advantage…
First Solution now want to spread the message that every company, weather they like it or not, is a technology company.
‘Technology is changing the global economy like nothing we have ever seen before, it is unprecedented. Take for example the Taxi industry. Around for decades and then changed forever in a few short years by Uber. Companies nowadays both rise and fall in the blink of an eye, and it’s usually technology that is driving that disruption. We want our customers to be the winners, not the losers of this technological revolution that is taking place.’
If you are an organisation that has an IT challenge and are interested in how technology could potentially solve it, then the team at First Solution are the people to talk to. Contact Paul Hillis on 01242 335 549.