Holker appoints technical director

By Tim Aldred

30 Nov 2022

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Holker has promoted Paul Taylor to the role of technical director.

Paul, formerly head of cloud services, started his IT career in software development, following a Computer Science degree.

He then worked in IT support and infrastructure engineering where he found his passion specialising in networking and cloud solutions.

He was the cloud infrastructure manager at a regional ISP before joining Holker, where he oversaw the growth of Holker's Cloud services. It now provides its future-proofed and turnkey solution to more than 120 clients.

In his new role, he will serve as the technical point of contact for the team, representing the company’s interests, directing the team as they work on the projects, and facilitating technology transfer during the project.

Paul joins fellow directors Matthew Metcalfe, managing director, and James Dewhurst, finance director, on the board at the 47-strong team.

He said: "Now there’s three directors, there’s more energy and we can tackle bigger issues facing our customers together.

"It’s exciting, and it’s a natural extension for me. I like building solutions to make customers happy – now it’s just that the solution is bigger and it’s not 1:1 feedback from the clients about me, but about the company’s service."

Matthew Metcalfe, managing director, said: "Paul is an incredibly capable individual who has a wealth of knowledge about the IT industry and the ability to spot opportunities in the future for the business.

"Now that Paul has become a director, it gives Holker scope to look at new and innovative products and services we can offer customers, supported by a knowledgeable and experienced help desk and support team."

Next for Holker is further development of their managed security services offer, and developing other new services, once again with security at their core.

Paul added: “I’m pleased to say that during Covid Holker invested and delivered in Cloud services and we saw an uptick in the need for these services as more people worked remotely.

“The Cloud Services team is now self-sustaining, so my attention has turned to the wider business offer so we can focus on different areas of the business and understand how they work and how they could be improved though tech.”

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