Adam started his career with Active in November 2010, and today his role is to provide technical consultancy and support to our clients across all services. Out of work, he’s a keen sports player – he particularly enjoys basketball, which he plays at National League level and football. Other hobbies and interests include playing the drums, watching films and socialising with friends.
Anthony joined Active in February 2015 as a Finance Assistant, having held a similar position at Manchester Metropolitan Student’s Union. Outside of work, his passion is football and he plays as a striker for a local side in Hazel Grove five times a week! He is also a keen Manchester City supporter.
Chrissy joined Active in November 2006 and was appointed Director of Operations in January 2008. Together with her team, Chrissy is now responsible for project implementation and customer service. When not working, Chrissy is a keen traveller; her future travel plans include Australia and Antarctica.
After completing his A-levels at Marple College, Dan joined Active in September 2014 as a Sales and Business Administrator apprentice. Dan enjoys the technical support aspect of the role, and is keen pursue this as a future career path. Outside of work, Dan enjoys playing video games, listening to music and avoiding sunlight!
Dawn joined the team in early 2013 as PA to the Managing Director. Her career path has allowed her to gain experience across a number of different industries, her previous role being PA to the VP for EMEA at Umbro International. Away from business, Dawn is kept busy with her young son and enjoys reading and attending live sports events when she has the chance – Dawn particularly enjoys rugby.
Dianne has always held administrative roles, apart from a brief career change to pursue interior design at Laura Ashley where she progressed to Customer Service trainer. She joined the Active team as Administrator in 2014.
Dominic started work at Active after graduating with a degree in Business and Finance from Bangor University and is now an Account Development Manager. His hobbies are playing football, watching motorsport and remote control car racing. His claim to fame is that he won The Remote Control Car World Championship in France when he was 11!
Gemma joined Active’s Business Support team in 2010 and has held the position of Service Manager since April 2013. Out of hours, Gemma has two young daughters who keep her busy, and she enjoys family days out and beach holidays.
Georgie has held positions in the telecommunications sector for 19 years and joined Active in January 2015 as Sales and Marketing Director. When not at work, Georgie enjoys reading and spending time with her family, and keeps fit by regularly walking her two dogs.
Gill has worked in the mobile communications industry since 1985 and, having joined Active in September 2006, she is currently an Account Development Manager. Gill enjoys playing golf and badminton, as well as travelling. She used to be in the Salvation Army, playing the tambourine (honestly!).
Jack has worked within the IT industry since 2001 and prior to that he was a teacher for 27 years. Jack’s rather prestigious hobby and claim to fame is that he plays viola with the Liverpool Metropolitan Orchestra.
Jason has been Managing Director of Active IT since 2005, and is responsible for the management and growth of the business. His IT career started in 1988 when he first became an apprentice support engineer. Outside work, these days Jason prefers the quiet life, spending time at home with his family.
Jay joined Active in January 2015 as a Technical Support Analyst. He has worked in this field for a number of years and previously held a technical role at Sky. Outside of work, Jay enjoys socialising and is a keen participant in numerous sports such as darts, snooker and pool.
Laura started work at Active after graduating with a degree in English from Sheffield Hallam University and is now an Account Development Executive. Her hobbies include going to the gym and taking part in various different running events. Laura’s biggest achievement to date is the Wilmslow Half Marathon which she completed in 1 hour 54 minutes.
Laura joined Active as HR Coordinator in June 2014, having previously worked in similar roles for the last 10 years. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her young daughter and exploring other countries. Destinations on her wish list include Iceland and Brazil.
Leonie joined Active in June 2010 as a Client Service Adviser and now holds the position of Finance Administrator. In her spare time she enjoys cooking tapas dishes, holidaying, socialising with friends and having fun with her 5 year old son. She once auditioned for Pop Idol (today’s version of the X Factor) but doesn’t get much chance to sing these days.
Originating from New Zealand, Malc has been with Active since virtually the word go and is now Company Secretary. He used to play rugby but is now just a spectator. He also enjoys walking the dogs, travelling (but not flying!) and watching formula one motor sport.
Mark joined Active as Managing Director in 2004 when the company employed just 7 people, and has overseen its expansion and diversification over the past 10 years. Mark is a keen football fan and loves to ski when he gets the chance.
Neil started with Active in January 2015 as a Business Analyst, having previously held similar positions in other organisations. He took a 12 month career change some years ago to run an outdoor canoe centre on the Thames in Kew, which was make extremely challenging given this is the busiest stretch of the river! In his spare time, Neil’s favourite pastime is walking in the Peak District followed by reading about economic models.
Nick joined Active in 2005 as a driver when he was fresh out of university. He is now into his seventh role and holds the position of Business Improvement Analyst. He is an avid traveller, having visited 28 countries. His claim to fame is that he has travelled all the way around the world, although it did take 141 days, not 80!
Nick was born to be technical — his grandfather worked on the earliest computers used in the Second World War. He got his first computer in 1988 and was on the Internet by 1992. It was no surprise that Nick pursued a career in IT and he has worked with numerous Blue Chip companies including IBM, ICL, HP, Compaq and GE Capital before joining Active in 2007. In his spare time, Nick’s hobbies are singing and skiing.
Nigel began his career in finance in the recruitment sector. He joined Active in February 2011 as Finance Manager and is now our Management Accountant. Out of hours, Nigel is kept busy by his three children and, when he has time, he is a keen Rugby League enthusiast and St Helens supporter.
Peter joined the company in 2013 as Ticket Dispatcher and became IT Service Desk Manager in early 2014. Peter likes to spend his spare time with his 3 children and 6 grandchildren or engaging in voluntary work in the community.
Phil began his career at Active in 2010 as Customer Relations Co-ordinator and is now Projects Team Leader which means that he and his team are responsible for the implementation and maintenance of equipment installations. Phil’s hobbies include watching football, playing golf and poker.
Rachel joined Active in September 2015 a Business Development Consultant and comes from a background of account management in the Telecoms sector. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, walking her dogs and socialising. In October last year, she achieved a life-long ambition when she successfully climbed Kilimanjaro.
Rod has been working in IT for thirty years and joined Active in 2008. Rod is now the Senior Service Desk Engineer at Active IT. Outside work, former DJ Rod pursues his passion for recorded and live music. One little known fact is that Rod used to perform in a boyband named Six.
Sara joined Active in 2013 as Digital Marketing Manager, having held similar roles in other organisations. In her spare time, Sara enjoys reading, going to the cinema and visiting the gym.
Shaun joined Active IT straight from college in 2015 where he studied IT. As a Technical Consultant, he works closely with many of our clients. Outside work, Shaun’s favourite pastimes are swimming, running and cycling. In fact, he recently completed a charity bike ride from London to Berlin.
Simon joined Active in 2010 and is a Senior Line Two Engineer. Outside work, Simon’s main interests are new technology and computer gaming, although he always makes time to spend with his family.
Simon joined Active back in 2011 as a technical engineer. After a year, he moved over to help develop the account management of Active’s client base, and has continued to manage a large number of clients ever since. In his spare time, Simon enjoys road cycling, live music and sports in general.
Steve joined Active as a Projects Engineer in July 2014, which means he is involved with the sales consultation and installation of telephone systems. When not at work, his spare time is spent with his children and he also enjoys a spot of fishing whenever he gets the chance.