Press Release – August 2010

IT Support and IT Security services for local businesses.

Rob Wilde recently left his position as Head of IT Security for the McLaren  group to set up Firecrest IT Ltd. His new company now provides IT Support and IT Security services for small and medium sized businesses. Having worked for 19 years in the very demanding, cutting edge environment of Formula 1, where quality, accuracy and speed are essential to success, Rob is now using the skills and knowledge that he has developed to provide IT Support and IT Security for smaller businesses.

Rob told the Herald that “Having lived and worked in the area for most of my life I wanted to offer cost effective, jargon free IT services for local companies. It gives me great pleasure to be able to use the skills and experience I have gained to help customers resolve problems and plan for the future growth of their businesses. I launched Firecrest IT in November 2009 expecting to take several months to develop the business. However, I have been pleasantly surprised by the levels of enquiries and orders from local businesses and home users alike. Customers typically contact me because they are concerned with the performance of their computer systems or they would like advice on upgrading or expanding their IT resources. As standard we provide a ‘health-check’ of their Servers, Networks and PCs to determine the overall health of their systems. This provides a firm starting point for any work that we provide and allows the customer to measure the effectiveness of our services.”

Firecrest IT specialise in Information Security which now, increasingly, is one of the major challenges facing UK businesses. Rob explained that “Information Security is now high on the agenda for larger companies who, in most cases, employ their own IT Security specialists to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data are properly safeguarded. As a consequence they are now seeking assurances from their suppliers. Many smaller companies do not have the knowledge, time or facilities to provide this assurance. Firecrest IT Ltd provides the experience and resource needed to navigate through the possible options and select the best and most cost effective solutions to meet this requirement.”

Before joining the McLaren Group, Rob was the Manufacturing Manager for a local electronics manufacturing company. He remembers well the pressures of meeting deadlines and budgets and uses this experience when talking about IT projects with customers.

He qualified as an Engineer for Microsoft and Novell and has gained membership to several professional bodies including the British Computer Society (BCS, BCS-ISSG) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (MinstLM). He is a certified Microsoft Partner and an associate of the Chartered Quality Institute (ACQI). He is also a qualified Information Security professional specialising in Information Security management, Information Risk management and Business Continuity. He enjoys all motorsport particularly F1, motorcycle touring and recently participated in the Dumball Rally from Brussels to Corfu via Eastern Europe in a car costing £350!

For more information about the wide range of services that Firecrest IT can offer, visit their website or call Rob on 07767 302836. The first discussion and meeting are free of charge and you will be under absolutely no obligation