Customs House
Isabelle Bambridge

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Aspire steps into spotlight with Customs House contract

North East managed services company Aspire Technology Solutions has taken centre stage following a prestigious contract win with one of the region’s leading arts centres.

Gateshead-based Aspire has beaten off stiff competition to become the IT services provider for The Customs House in South Shields, securing a significant contract valued at around £58k.

Aspire has been appointed by the popular arts venue to provide a full IT support service as well as a more reliable internet connectivity solution. Over the next 12 months, Aspire will also work with The Customs House on a consultancy basis as the organisation considers further IT enhancements.

Of the new partnership, Justin Godfrey, Sales Executive for Aspire, said: “When we first met with The Customs House, they were experiencing reliability issues with their existing internet service. We have therefore replaced their unreliable ADSL line with an EFM circuit. This is essentially a high speed internet connection offering significantly increased bandwidth and a guaranteed level of service.

“We are also providing them with a full time IT support service covering all aspects of their infrastructure, thereby ensuring that their business critical systems run without incident 24 hours a day. This includes proactive monitoring of their servers and IT equipment which in turn enables our technicians to detect and fix faults before the customer is even aware of them.

“We fought hard to win the Customs House contract because we were keen to be associated with a venue of its stature and we look forward to a long relationship with the organisation moving forward.”

Peter Darrant, Business Development Director for The Customs House added: “We were very impressed with Aspire’s tender and their approach to our business needs. We are a seven day a week operation and having reliable and consistent internet and IT support is critical for our organisation and for our customers.

“Aspire has already shown they can respond to our needs and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

Headquartered in Gateshead with sites in South Tyneside and Central London, Aspire is an award-winning managed services company specialising in hosted services, data centre solutions, communications and traditional IT outsourcing. Established in 2006, Aspire has grown steadily year on year to become a £3m business with a 32-strong workforce.

Pictured: (L-R) Ray Spencer, Executive Director for The Customs House with Justin Godfrey, Sales Executive for Aspire.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Isabelle Bambridge .

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