November 20 2018 @ 14:38 by Alison Cowie
The opening of an office in Dumfries, Scotland, its first base outside of the North East, is further confirmation by Newcastle-based, Activ Technology, of its expansion strategy taking shape.
Activ Technology, which was formed in 2010, has 25 staff and is a managed service provider for IT and telecommunications across the North of England and Scotland
The office will be led by senior business development manager, Gregor Cumming from Dumfries, senior engineer and technical consultant, Michael Quinn from Mauchline in East Ayrshire and business support advisor, Jade Nicol from Dumfries.
Hasabe Qamar and Russell Layden also join the team as technical assistants.
Managing director at Activ Technology, Ian Gillespie, said: “This is the first true geographic expansion since we launched in 2010 and for that reason alone this is something to really celebrate. The opening is a huge tribute to all the team here on Tyneside. We have achieved so much in such a short period of time that we are now in a position to invest further in the growth of the business. While the North East of England is our heartland and the focus of a lot of our activity, we are ambitious and having built up a strong reputation in Scotland, we wanted to establish a foothold in the country and we see Dumfries as the ideal location.
“We have identified areas of growth through diversification and we aim to deliver against this going forward by remaining innovative, agile and competitive.
“We are delighted to appoint the five-strong team who will be running our Scottish operation and building relationships with existing and potential new customers. We warmly welcome them to Activ Technology.”
Gregor Cumming, said: “I have known Ian Gillespie for 20 years and I am excited at my appointment as senior business development manager and at the potential for the growth of Activ Technology in Scotland.
“Jade, Michael and I know the region well so we are ideally placed to develop the business. I am looking forward to sharing our knowledge of the sector and to build on our client portfolio by growing the business across all divisions – mobile, unified communications, energy and IT. Our focus is on attracting and retaining customers as well as growing our team.”