Advantex secures £500,000 worth of new contracts
Advantex Network Solutions Ltd, a leading supplier of IT and communications services, has secured new contracts worth in excess of £500,000, including work to provide IT services for a North East car dealership is among new
The Gateshead firm is working for the North East’s most successful Peugeot dealership Simon Bailes Peugeot, across its four sites in Northallerton, Guisborough and Stockton.
The contract has included a major upgrade to the dealerships’ PC technology network as well as a new Internet infrastructure and enhanced secure Wi-Fi connectivity for staff and visitors.
Advantex has already installed internet-based telephony and data cabling but has won this second phase of work after proposing a proactive solution to further improve services.
A third phase of work will see the expansion of the existing internet-based phone services (VoIP) to the Northallerton showroom and the ability to call from site to site to reduce telecom costs and provide reliable and fast communications for the company.
Elsewhere, a deal has been won with Prudhoe-based manufacturers and suppliers of unlicensed medicines The Specials Laboratory. Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, telecommunications, call recording, and ICT support services are among the systems being upgraded by Advantex over the next three years – the firm will also be providing an on-going Internet connectivity and security.
Owners of the hotel and restaurant Jesmond Dene House are also investing in a three-year IT programme for their St. Mary’s Inn site, which is under refurbishment at Stannington, Northumberland.
There, Advantex is installing a new IT infrastructure and IP telecommunications system, which it will also manage as part of an on-going service and maintenance agreement.
The contracts are the latest success for Advantex, which is looking to boost current turnover of £4m by 20% in the next year and expand its workforce of 45 people as work starts to ramp-up in the coming months.
The firm is already targeting further growth on the back of this and another recent contract to supply IT services to several schools across Wearside, Tyneside and Teesside.
Director Stephen O’Connell said: “These and other contract wins have seen the value of using us as a single source supplier of state-of-the-art technology and services.
“Our success has been achieved through sheer hard work, investing in skilled people and an on-going commitment to providing clients with a high quality, cost effective and proactive service.”
Advantex was established in 2002 and achieved the prestigious ISO9001/2000 industry quality mark within its first year of trading and holds the IOS9001/2008 mark. It is an accredited Microsoft, Cisco and Mitel partner, providing a single source package, which combines to deliver flexibility, added value and cost saving benefits.