AFTER a bumper year, a York IT firm has powered its expansion plans with a new senior appointment.

PowerON, which is based on Bishopthorpe Road, has appointed Peter Egerton, an IT specialist with almost 20 years of industry experience.

The company has seen turnover surge from £128,000 to almost £2.15 million since it was set up six years ago and is on track to reach £3.5 million by the end of the year.

Peter joins the firm, a Microsoft gold partner, as a principal consultant, having previously held senior roles at IT services firm Inframon.

He said: "I wanted to join PowerON because of its focus around Microsoft enterprise mobility and also the Pulse DMS platform, which enables organisations of all shapes and sizes to manage and secure devices, as well as monitoring system performance, directly from the cloud.

"The product is based on the very best Microsoft technology and this role is a great opportunity to help grow this side of the business.

"I was keen to join a team that focuses so much on its customers, who are based all over the world.

"Working across the private and public sectors, I will be able to make a difference to organisations such as the NHS, as well as working with the education sector, health, manufacturing, engineering, legal and financial industries.

"It's a hands-on role that will allow me to bring the best of Microsoft enterprise solutions to so many."

In six years, PowerON's workforce has grown from just four people to 28.

The company also has an office in Lincolnshire and provides powerful, high quality IT management and cloud automation solutions to organisations of all sizes across the UK.

Managing director Phil Mercer said: "PowerON has been transitioning its business model for the last two years when we identified the shift in the market towards a modern management approach and the need to support a more continual service change operating model.

"This approach has been welcomed by customers across multiple industries and Peter's appointment has further strengthened our service offering.

"He is a superb addition to our team, with exceptional technical talent.

"We share the same cultural spirit of supporting the IT industry, which Peter does as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, and we complement this with our own Microsoft Elite partner status - something achieved by only eight UK based firms and just over 70 companies globally."

Peter is a published author, blogger and qualified trainer and regularly speaks at events.

Due to his MVP status, he regularly travels to the US for Microsoft events where he is able to preview new technology and talk to industry professionals from around the world.

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