Tyneside tech specialist Advantex secures £1m in new contracts


Technology specialist Advantex has secured over £ 1m in new contracts to supply equipment and connectivity to several schools in the north.

The Gateshead-based company, despite the impact of the pandemic, has won the work of construction company Galliford Try on top of the growing demand from the construction sector for its ICT services.

Three schools in Yorkshire – Armthorpe Academy and Ash Hill Academy in Doncaster and Guiseley School in Leeds – will be equipped with new networks and kits, wireless telecommunications and audiovisual systems by Advantex.

Outside the school program, Advantex continues to work at East Leeds Academy in conjunction with Leeds LEP (Local Education Partnership) on behalf of Leeds City Council while its engineers have completed similar installation work at St John Henry Newman Catholic School in Carlisle.

Based in Follingsby Park, Advantex employs 50 people and aims to achieve £ 6m in sales this year through new product launches and investment in its workforce.

Directors say his work in the education sector, as well as providing key worker support services such as cloud-based services and internet connectivity during the pandemic, contributed to a strong performance over the past year.

Stephen O’Connell, Director of Sales and Marketing, said, “We are expanding our partnership with Galliford Try on this and other school projects. This latest work shows how we are helping them deliver effective and time-sensitive solutions that conform to the IT framework of the Ministry of Education. “

Jeremy Barnett, Operations Director at Galliford Try said, “We are very pleased to have given Advantex this latest round of school assignments.

“They have built a reputation for providing educational IT and continue to impress with their expertise and value approach. It is also easier if a supplier manages the IT development and delivery program. “