TWO NEW recruits have joined the team at one of the South West’s leading IT companies.
Ben Pepper and Richard Harvey have joined Systemagic, which provides professional IT business support to companies across the region.
Ben, 24, has joined as an IT technician who learned his trade in the Royal Air Force.
His new role, based at Systemagic’s HQ at Waterhouse, Monkton Combe, near Bath, is a far cry from his military role providing IT support for troops in the field of combat in Afghanistan and supporting soldiers at London 2012.
Ben, who is originally from Rhyl in North Wales, now lives in Bristol with his girlfriend Stacey.
He said: “I’m enjoying my new role and am settling in to the change of pace. I’m learning the ropes and hope to develop my career here at Systemagic.”
Richard is 35 and from Kingswood, Bristol. He’s joined Systemagic as a senior IT technician after working in the insurance industry for many years specialising in security and anti-virus infrastructure.
At home, he’s a serious gamer and is currently eagerly anticipating the launch of Star Citizen which has been funded via a crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. Star Citizen due for release next year, is being marketed as a ‘science fiction universe with unparalleled immersion’ and Rich has contributed $1,000 to its creation.
Rich and Ben take the team at Systemagic to ten. James Eades, managing director who lives in Wiltshire, said: “It’s been fantastic for us to be able to recruit two experienced IT professionals into the team. We’ve been year on year and will be adding more members to our team in the coming months to support new services we will be offering.”
Systemagic has been part of the local business community for 16 years. It provides IT support and maintenance for clients as well as broadband and internet connectivity, cloud services including online back-up and hosted exchange.
In 2014 the company won the Micro Employer of the Year title in the Bristol and Bath Apprentice Awards. The honour recognised the company’s commitment to employing apprentices.