Perfect Image – a North East-based IT consultancy delivering tailored solutions and services to organisations across the UK, helping them to improve their businesses through the effective use of IT – has announced the appointment of a company chairman.
Phil Renton joins the IT consultancy in his new role with immediate effect. Working from Perfect Image’s offices on the Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside, Mr Renton will assume an ambassadorial role, responsible for representing the company at North East business events and forums.
He will also play an integral role in building and strengthening relationships with clients and stakeholders both in the region and beyond.
He said: “After 40 years working in the IT and technology industry, I had been enjoying a quiet retirement playing squash and golf, badly, but when Perfect Image approached me with the offer of the chairmanship role, it was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.
“I’ve known Perfect Image for many years – both as a client and through my professional relationship with chief executive Andrew Robson – and have watched the company’s exceptional growth over the past couple of years with great interest. What appealed to me about Perfect Image is that it is an ethical organisation; it is loyal to its clients who feel well cared for and a lot of its business decisions are driven by client demand – it’s not a case of pushing products or services to meet sales targets but to collaborate with customers and recommend solutions that meet client need.”
After 20 years in the electronics industry, Mr Renton successfully built a Newcastle-based technology company, providing IT services and infrastructure to nationwide organisations including the Royal Household, where he was awarded a Royal Warrant. He later organised the sale of his company to a well-known acquisitive IT company in the North East.
Mr Renton continued: “The senior management team at Perfect Image have made me feel welcome, wanted and valued. The company is in a fantastic position and I am looking forward to contributing to its next phase of development. One of the immediate challenges we face is recruitment.
“It’s the highly-skilled people and their expertise who are behind the success of Perfect Image and in order to continue company growth, we need to attract the right quality of staff to keep building the business, and I look forward to playing an integral role in this campaign.”
Andrew Robson, chief executive of Perfect Image, added: “There’s no doubt that one of Phil’s many strengths is people management. He will certainly be an asset to the senior management team in helping to recruit and retain top talent at Perfect Image, while representing the company at business forums as well as strengthening relationships with our customers and stakeholders across the UK.
“I’m delighted Phil has chosen to join Perfect Image and could be tempted out of his retirement. His many years of experience in the sector, coupled with his approach to business, are an excellent fit for us. I’m looking forward to witnessing the positive contribution Phil will make to the company, building on our successes and enjoying a long and fruitful working relationship together.”
For more information about Perfect Image, visit: www.perfect-image.co.uk