Advantex Network Services Ltd announces growth plans after securing new work with Rockliffe Hall

Gateshead IT company has carried out numerous projects at renowned hotel, including event support at Senior Masters golf tournament

Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex
Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex

A fast-growing Tyneside IT firm has won further work with Rockliffe Hall, bringing the total value of contracts secured with the hotel to date into the six figure territory.

Advantex Network Services Ltd, which is looking to boost its current £4m turnover by 20% this year while growing its 45-strong workforce, has been appointed to provide new telecoms services and an ICT upgrade at the Hurworth establishment.

The firm, owned by brothers Stephen and Dave O’Connell, has previously delivered a number of other projects, including IT and wireless improvements, there, having worked in partnership with Rockliffe Hall since it opened in 2011.

One of its most prestigious contracts involved event support during the Senior Masters golf tournament, held at the hotel for the last two years.

The new work wil involve another round of technical support and systems to improve connectivity, as well as the provision of the latest generation of IP (Internet Protocol) phones to boost staff and guest telecoms services.

The whole system is connected to a back-up service to ensure continuity in the event of disruption to the main BT service.

Stephen O’Connell said: “This is a highly prestigious contract for us and cements our continued relationship as one of Rockliffe Hall’s major business partners.

“We are at the forefront of delivering highly advanced and high performance IP telephone services as part of integrated turnkey solutions to many leading organisations not only on Teesside but across the whole of the North East region.”

Ivor Godfrey, maintenance manager at Rockliffe Hall - the only five red star resort of its kind in the North of England - said Advantex’s solution provided long-term benefits.

“Advantex, as a trusted and valued IT partner, has once again worked hard to deliver a first class service and equipment based around the latest technology,” he said.

“With its expertise and system design capabilities they have delivered a solution that not only offers value for money but will meet ours and our guests needs long into the future.”

Advantex was established in 2002 and achieved the prestigious ISO9001/2000 industry quality mark within its first year of trading.

It also holds the IOS9001/2008 mark and is an accredited Microsoft, Cisco and Mitel partner.


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