Aspire wins work with infrastructure firm

Gateshead technology company secures £270,000 contract with specialists px group

Aspire sales manager Stephen McNickle
Aspire sales manager Stephen McNickle

A Gateshead technology company is powering into new sectors after clinching a deal worth £270,000.

Heworth-based Aspire has won a three-year contract with major infrastructure experts px group to supply it with a wide-area network.

Px group, which had a turnover last year of £81m, is an infrastructure and facility management specialist working in a range of industries including power, gas, renewable energy and petrochemicals.

Established in 2006, managed services firm Aspire specialises in hosted services, datacentre solutions, communications and traditional IT outsourcing.

As part of the new contract, it will be connecting all of px group’s UK sites, using a private cloud for improved connectivity and resilience.

Aspire sales manager Stephen McNickle said he was delighted with the deal.

“It’s great to know that px trust us with this work; the company manages and operates major infrastructure sites such as power stations and major gas facilities and installations so it’s vital our support will be there when and if needed,” he said.

“Px group is a serious player in its area of work and we are delighted to extend our technology partnership with them.

“We were already supplying the company with telecoms and we’re looking forward to widening our working relationship with them.

“They trust us to deliver the levels of expertise and business critical support they need.”

Mark Willis, ICT support team leader for px, said: “It’s an initial three-year deal, but we are looking at other services and project assistance from Aspire. We operate and manage high hazard, high-value production assets and a 24/7 trading team, so responsiveness, flexibility and a clear understanding of the demands of our business are absolutely critical to our needs.”

The latest contract win represents the latest in a series of successes for Aspire, which last year grew turnover from £3.1m to £4.2m The company, which also increased its workforce by over 50% in 2013, is aiming to break through the £10m turnover mark by 2015.

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