New jobs have been created at a leading North East technology firm on the back of continued growth and investment.

Turnover at Advantex Network Solutions has risen more than 27 per cent as the Gateshead-based firm, which provides enterprise-level IT, communication and security solutions to customers across the UK and Europe, gears up for further expansion.

A pre-sales engineer, project coordinator and second line engineer will join the 50-plus strong headcount at its Follingsby Park site.

2018 saw six new starters in the business, with Phil Docherty heading up the marketing division and three new project supervisors with the appointments of Andy Fluen, Rob Windmill and Gary Searle. The installations team was also strengthened.

Established in 2002, Advantex has grown significantly on the back of major projects for Hitachi Rail, Rockliffe Hall, Newcastle Airport and Northumerland Estates. Accredited by the likes of Microsoft, Mitel and Aruba , Advantex was also recently awarded with the Cisco Premier Partner status, and more recently, crowned ‘Most Innovative Solution of The Year’ at the Axis awards.

The company is targeting to further increase the already impressive turnovers as it continues to invest in its workforce, utilising the additional revenues to secure new partnerships and technology – growing its already impressive arsenal of solutions.

Operations Director, Dave O’Connell said the growth and investment in staff and technology is key for the support of existing and future projects.

“On the back of hard work, persistence and patience, the past six months has allowed us to secure significant growth to our revenues, allowing us to further invest and create even more jobs for the North East – something we’re particularly proud of,” he said.

“Not only will we be investing in new technologies and the existing team, but we will also look to recruit three new highly-skilled professionals to provide the level of expertise and service our amazing clients expect and receive.”