Digital & IT

Published: January 27, 2020 | Updated: January 27, 2020

Six of the best as IT consultancy hires new staff following strong business growth

QuoStar’s Robert Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer (left) and James Stelfox, Managing Director.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A Bournemouth-based IT consultancy has appointed six new hires following strong business growth in 2019.

Oliver Gibberd-Thomas, Adam White and Tom Beck have joined QuoStar as Service Desk Engineers where they will be the first point of contact for clients looking to troubleshoot technical issues.

Oliver Gibberd-Thomas.

As a recent Bournemouth University graduate, Oliver has a close affiliation with the local area, having previously worked in a similar capacity at Bournemouth and Poole College.

Adam brings more than six years’ experience working at another managed services provider and will be providing tier two technical support.

Tom Ratcliffe.

Tom Ratcliffe returns to QuoStar as a Service Desk Team Leader after a period developing technical experience within other organisations and obtaining ITIL and Prince2 qualifications.

Austin Brannigan will work in a similar capacity within the Systems Management department, and brings strong technical knowledge and a hands-on approach to the team.

Finally, Mike Gibbs expands the Sales team as an Inside Sales Executive, where he will be working to consistently generate new, quality leads for the business and maintain QuoStar’s growth.

Austin Brannigan.

Robert Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re pleased that last year’s growth means we can bring new, talented people into our technical and sales teams.

“It’s also a massive bonus that we can work with local graduates to develop the tech expertise in Bournemouth’s economy.

“As we expand our work in the legal, manufacturing, recruitment and professional services sectors, QuoStar needs people who are as passionate about transformational tech as we are.

“All six of our new starters reflect our commitment to finding exceptional people and we’re even prouder to have found a few on our doorstep in Dorset.”

Founded in 2005, QuoStar is a full-service IT consultancy, supporting evolving businesses in the professional services and manufacturing sectors.

It provides customised solutions with services ranging from fully managed IT support and co-sourcing to IT and cloud system implementation.

The firm’s client profile includes businesses with multi-million-pound turnovers through to SMEs both in the UK and abroad.