People: New Gen IT Services; Bridge Help

Suraj Dholakia, Leila Souch, Jessica Dholakia and Stephen Souch.

A company that offers outsourced IT support to businesses has doubled in size with the appointment of two new directors and additional engineers.

NewGen IT Services of Irchester, Northamptonshire now boasts a team of eight people and is currently recruiting for an administrator to join the team.

Stephen Souch started the business in 2013 after working in IT and technology roles for nine years, working his way up from an apprentice to service operations manager. After a period of growth, Suraj Dholakia came on board as Souch’s business partner and managing director in 2017.

Shortly afterwards Stephen’s wife Leila Souch joined the business as an administrator and worked her way up to marketing manager.

Last year, Suraj’s wife and qualified accountant Jessica Dholakia joined the business as finance director.

Now, both Leila and Jessica have been appointed as directors in the company, which today boasts a £1m turnover and clients all over the world.

The company has also recently taken on a Chris Edwards, a new service engineer, and field engineer Steve Lawson who will work alongside existing team members business development manager Jake Hill and service desk engineer Ethan Malvern.

Stephen Souch said: “As the business and our client base have grown, we have continuously developed and evolved, reinvesting in the business to help our customers have a better and faster service, whilst ensuring that the quality and personal touch is still there.”

Tina Panayi

Commercial bridging loan provider, Bridge Help, has appointed a new business development manager.

Tina Panayi brings 25 years of business development experience in the finance sector.

She said: “Being a qualified broker I fully understand clients’ requirements and where Bridge Help can add value to the loan process. It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to use all my skills.”

Panayi’s career history includes roles with a number of high street lenders, including Bank of Scotland, B M Solutions, Aldermore Bank and, most recently, specialist lender Together Money.

She added: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of my new role at Bridge Help. As a salesperson I’m very passionate about what I do and love adding value to the client’s business which I am able to do at Bridge Help, it being a bespoke lender where humans make the lending decisions rather than a computer.”

Chris Sellars, chief executive of Bridge Help, added: “Tina shares the company’s passion for getting deals over the line and providing a bespoke approach to bridging finance. We’re excited to have her on board, helping us to continue developing valuable, long-lasting relationships with our growing broker network.”

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