New managing director appointed at fast growing IT firm

Wiltshire IT services and solutions company Mintivo has appointed Alex Jukes as its new managing director after a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Last year the firm saw more than 45 per cent increase in turnover.

Founder Chris Gough is stepping aside as managing director, although he will remain a member of the Chippenham company’s board.

Alex Jukes, who joined the company three years ago and has more than ten years’ experience in the sector, said: “I’m really excited about this new role because it’s always been my ambition to get to this type of position.

“I’m fortunate because I’m taking it on at a time where the company is incredibly stable and when we have a strong team in general but particularly a really strong management team who I will be able to lean on.”

He said clients won’t notice the change because the company will maintain its focus on customer service. “It’s going to be business as usual,” he said. “We’re not going to make any major changes but we’re going to try and highlight opportunities to change things for the better at the same time.

“We will look at how we make sure that people who work for us get the opportunities they want. In our market although the most important thing is retaining customers, it is also essential to retain the right people, because people buy from people.”

Executive Chairman Steve Healy said: “We see this as a fantastic opportunity for Alex to step into the role of managing director, he brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to excellence, making him the ideal candidate to lead Mintivo into its next phase of growth.”

Chris Gough, who is also a non-executive director at Wiltshire Friendly Society, said the move has been planned for more than six months and that he will be looking to become involved in other projects while supporting Mintivo as an advisor to the board.

“It has been an absolute honour to lead this remarkable team since we started the company back in 2018 and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together,” he said.

“We have an exceptional leadership team who will undoubtedly continue growing Mintivo. I am privileged to have worked alongside such talented individuals, and I have every confidence that they will continue to drive our company forward with the same passion and dedication.”

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