Biography

Global Computing Solutions (GlobalCS), based in Liversedge, have specialised in high quality, reliable IT support and consultancy specifically tailored for schools, businesses and individuals since 2005. They currently support almost 30% of Kirklees Primary Schools, with coverage in Calderdale, Bradford and Leeds. Offering numerous services to improve and maintain IT in any establishment, they have gained a vast amount of business via word of mouth referrals.

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Offering diverse provision and procurement services ranging from laptops, computers, projectors, networking and AV equipment, to software, web design and licensing requirements, all at amazingly competitive rates has seen GlobalCS become a market leader in West Yorkshire.

 

Meet the team

  • Gareth Jones – Director
  • Gareth first worked in the education sector in 2000 and quickly realised the need for a knowledgeable, honest and reliable ICT service for primary schools. Upon completing his degree he started Global Computing Solutions with his partner Gemma and worked hard to establish it as a leading name in the area. He strives to maintain and extend the company reputation by ensuring it keeps up-to-date with technologies whilst preserving the company values of friendly service and impartial advice.
  • Gemma Jones – Director
  • Gemma initially worked in secondary schools both in Kirklees and Nottingham councils. She then started the company with Gareth and used her experience to provide support to primary schools across local LEAs. With over 12 years of experience and qualifications in educational ICT she has the knowledge to get a school running efficiently and smoothly for staff and pupils.
  • Dominic Shaw – Director
  • Dom has worked in the education sector since 2006, being offered a job in a high school after completing a CISCO training module there. He has since worked in a couple of high schools, before joining Global as a director in 2009.
  • Jez Oldfield – Operations Manager
  • He has worked in both the private sector and the public sector, and brings a diverse knowledge and understanding of how IT can be used to improve the running of an establishment. Previous experience includes IT manager for a Law Firm, IT Consultant for a major international software solutions provider and a systems developer for a major UK financial company.
  • John Bottomley – Technical Support Manager
  • With over 20 years of computing experience John brings both a varied aptitude and a diverse knowledge base to the team. In his life to date he has undertaken a wide range of positions in both industry and education, with responsibilities varying from senior engineering to team management. He takes pride in representing the company on a daily basis and collaborating as it expands and aggrandizes.
  • Kyle Smith – Technical Support Engineer
  • Kyle joined the company in 2012 after previously working in educational ICT support in Bradford. Continuing his development with Global by studying the Cisco CCNA course, he has an overall knowledge that ensures schools are maintained to their potential whilst being able to recommend improvements in line with the schools available means.
  • Gary Fan – Technical Support Engineer
  • Gary joined the company in 2015 after previously working in ICT help desk support in Bradford; continuing his development with Global by studying the Cisco CCNA course. Gary is determined and won’t stop until a resolution is found for the problem.  He also keeps himself up to date with the latest and greatest hardware to try out on projects.
  • Andrew Johnson – Technical Support Engineer
  • Andrew joined the company in 2015 after previously working in IT Support for multiple schools in the Bradford area. Constantly striving to futher his knowledge, and with a strong background in computing, he is able to meet the constant demand and needs for ICT within an educational environment.
  • Wesley France – Technical Support Engineer
  • Wesley is new to the company having previously worked in the education sector since 2009. Wesley has experience of working with Primary and Secondary schools so understands the importance of a school reaching its potential whilst being able to offer structured recommendations for continued improvement. Wesley is continuing his development with Global by studying the Cisco CCNA course, and becoming proficient in web designing.