MD John Burns (left) and head of furniture Terry Armstrong
MD John Burns (left) and head of furniture Terry Armstrong
Richard Bell

Jobs created as Gateshead tech services company launches furniture division

North East tech solutions provider Diamond Group is creating jobs after launching a new division.

The Gateshead-based company’s new arm will enable its customers to purchase office furniture alongside its existing IT support, telecoms and business systems services.

To accommodate its growth plans, which are forecast to drive turnover up 20%, Diamond plans to take on four new staff in the coming months.

Managing director John Burns said: “I am delighted and excited by this new opportunity.

“Diamond is going through a period of growth and having already brought onboard new staff in 2018, we are expecting up to four further additions this year.”

The firm has appointed Terry Armstrong, previously a director at North East fit-out business Holsta Group, to lead its new division as head of furniture.

Discussing the hire, John said: “It made sense for us as a business to develop our current furniture offering.

“It supports our existing ethos of helping our customers to transform, grow and prosper. We are providing yet another solution to their businesses’ needs from one trusted supplier.”

Terry commented: “I have worked in partnership with Diamond for a number of years now, so while Holsta going into receivership was a difficult time, the opportunity that this presents is very exciting.

“The furniture and seating are a very good fit for Diamond, slotting in neatly with all the products and services that the company already offers. I’m honoured to be a part of this new chapter.”

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