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End2End 

 

End2End

Our full solutions for all your data needs from End2End

From tier one storage solutions to a single piece of LTO tape, COOLSPIRiT can offer best of breed technology and the expertise to deliver End2End.

 
Servers & Virtualisation
 
Networking
 
Storage
 
Accelerated Storage
 
Backup & Restore
 
Archive
 
Data Reporting, Monitoring & Alerting Tools
 
Security
 
Cloud
 
Design & Deployment

Best of Breed 

 

Best of Breed.

You want the best, so do we. That is why we only advise the Best of Breed technology partners. We take great pride in making sure all COOLSPIRiT staff are fully trained in all out vendor solutions ensuring you get the best advice, we can take the bumps out of the road.

 I have been impressed by COOLSPIRiT's personable and can do approach to everything they do 

Abdo Gadmour, IBM Systems & Technology Group

Our Team 

 

Our Team.

Damon Robertson

Sales Director

Damon Robertson joined COOLSPIRiT as Managing Director in 1998. Previous to COOLSPIRiT, Damon held the position of UK Financial Sales Director at Servo where he managed a portfolio of 10 of the UK's leading banks and honed his skills in mainframe backup solutions.

Since joining COOLSPIRiT, Damon has taken the company through many transitions due to advances in technology and data, ensuring that COOLSPIRiT are always at the forefront of providing cutting edge solutions to clients and he spearheaded the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 accreditation in 2009.

Damon has been instrumental in COOLSPIRiT winning a number of awards including First Quantum dedupe device installed in the UK 2007 and Quantum UK Solutions Sales for 2012. 

damon@coolspirit.co.uk
01246 572950

Cliff Wright

Sales Manager

Since joining COOLSPIRiT in 2001, Cliff Wright has played a key role in a vast number of backup, restore, archive and storage solution projects.

Cliff specialises in providing solutions for clients in the oil and gas industry and local government authorities and has worked with over 70% of local authorities; providing them with a variety of options from pre-labelled backup tapes to Tier 1 SAN storage overhauls.

Recently, Cliff successfully completed a large capacity replicated de-duplication appliance solution project for the UK's largest property company.

Cliff's experience and knowledge of current leading technology implementations has allowed him to guide the account management team in providing the very best data solutions for their clients.


Accreditations: Quantum QSP, Commvault ASP, CA Gold SA, VMWare VSP5, Nimble TSP, Netapp ASP, Nimbus SA, HDS CPS, Symantec SPA, HP 7A, IBM Elite SP, Nexsan SP, Dot Hill ASP

James Drew

Account Management Executive

James Drew joined COOLSPIRiT in 2012 as Sales Support, primarily maintaining accounts from all sectors but progressed quickly to earn the role of Account Manager in less than a year.

James proactively manages new and existing accounts, delivering backup, archive and data storage solutions to a wide spectrum of clients. With a varied portfolio, James has the adaptability and insight to provide IT solutions to any industry type and specialises in providing high levels of customer support and advice as well as ongoing analysis of clients' systems to see how innovative new technologies could benefit them further.


Accreditations: Quantum QSP, Commvault ASP, CA Gold SA, VMWare VSP5, Nimble TSP, Netapp ASP, Nimbus SA, HDS CPS, Symantec SPA, HP 7A, IBM Elite SP, Nexsan SP, Dot Hill ASP

Julia Robertson

Finance Director

Julia Robertson has had a long and outstanding career in finance where she has specialised in the implementation of systems to improve business efficiency. Before joining COOLSPIRiT in 1998 as Finance Director, Julia successfully completed a three year project installing a finance, logistics and management system for a leading waste oil company.

Since 1998, Julia has used her experience at COOLSPIRiT to implement SAP, which has seen business efficiency improve by 100% and took a principle role in the company becoming ISO 9001:2008 accredited.


Accreditations: Diploma in Business Studies & Economics from Sheffield University

Mark Hughes

Account Management Executive

Mark Hughes specialises in delivering data storage and protection solutions to clients in the food and drink, housing, manufacturing and engineering sectors and joined COOLSPIRiT in 2011.

Mark assists clients in the design of new data storage solutions, manages the implementation of new systems and analyses and optimises existing systems to maximise business productivity.

Recently, Mark has played a principle role in the design and application of a new storage, virtualisation, backup and DR solution for a fast-growing Housing Association in London and successfully executed an enterprise, replicated disk backup solution for a software development company utilising de-duplication technology, which significantly reduced their backup window.


Accreditations: Quantum QSP, Commvault ASP, CA Gold SA, VMWare VSP5, Nimble TSP, Netapp ASP, Nimbus SA, HDS CPS, Symantec SPA, HP 7A, IBM Elite SP, Nexsan SP, Dot Hill ASP

markh@coolspirit.co.uk
01246 572945

Paul Vardy

Account Management Executive

Paul Vardy has a strong track record in account management having worked for and achieved multiple awards in a number of industry leading companies in the motor, manufacturing and utilities sector.

Paul joined COOLSPIRiT in 2008 and utilises his account management skills to deliver backup, archive and data storage solutions to clients in the chemical and pharmaceutical, education, energy and legal sectors. Paul was responsible for installing COOLSPIRiT's first hybrid flash/SATA based primary SAN for a large UK pharmaceutical client which removed the cost of disk spindles through the introduction of flash technology and doubled io performance.

Most recently, Paul completed a project to consolidate data protection software for a global online gaming company on to a single platform, helping to reduce administration requirements and associated costs.


Accreditations: Quantum QSP, Commvault ASP, CA Gold SA, VMWare VSP5, Nimble TSP, Netapp ASP, Nimbus SA, HDS CPS, Symantec SPA, HP 7A, IBM Elite SP, Nexsan SP, Dot Hill ASP

paulv@coolspirit.co.uk
01246 572947

Steve Clayton

Account Management Executive

Steven Clayton joined COOLSPIRiT in 2006 and specialises in delivering bespoke data storage solutions to IT departments in the NHS, media, construction and aviation sectors. Steven works closely with clients to understand their data storage requirements in order to find best-of breed solutions.

With a long and successful track record for helping £BN companies, Steven was responsible for installing the first UK Quantum de-duplication appliance into the NHS and has been pivotal in the completion of a vast number of projects around cloud services and large scale, multi-petabyte online archive solutions.

Steven is also an award winning Account Manager, having received the Quantum DXi Solution Sales award in 2012 which is awarded by customers for overall satisfaction with a DXi solution.


Accreditations: Quantum QSP, Commvault ASP, CA Gold SA, VMWare VSP5, Nimble TSP, Netapp ASP, Nimbus SA, HDS CPS, Symantec SPA, HP 7A, IBM Elite SP, Nexsan SP, Dot Hill ASP

Warren Wheatcroft

Account Management Executive

Warren Wheatcroft joined COOLSPIRiT in 2009 and specialises in delivering bespoke data storage solutions to IT departments in the financial, technological, charity and aerospace sectors. His responsibilities include providing market leading backup and archive solutions from the leading vendors of disk, tape and software to improve the efficiency of a company’s data protection environment.

Warren has been pivotal in the completion of a vast range of enterprise projects around data protection software, SAN/NAS, disk-duplication and tape libraries and most recently, played an instrumental role in providing a major financial services client with a Quantum DXi de-duplication solution. This removed the requirement for a costly cloud solution and created significant savings on the client’s storage overheads.


Accreditations: Quantum QSP, Commvault ASP, CA Gold SA, VMWare VSP5, Nimble TSP, Netapp ASP, Nimbus SA, HDS CPS, Symantec SPA, HP 7A, IBM Elite SP, Nexsan SP, Dot Hill ASP

Steve Dawson

Logistics Manager

Steve Dawson has a wealth of experience in logistics and operational support and has played a pivotal role in keeping COOLSPIRiT operating efficiently since joining the company in 2006.

He is responsible for the entirety of COOLSPIRiT's supply chain - monitoring, maintaining, labelling and quality controlling the company's stock, as well as reviewing and renewing all contracts in regards to maintenance and delivery. Steve’s specialised skills in stock control and logistical analysis has been instrumental in reducing costs and helping retain ISO accreditation.

Jayne Minto

Business Services Administrator

Jayne Minto brings years of experience in administration, co-ordination and business reporting to COOLSPIRiT which she has gained from working for a number of high profile companies in the medical supplies and stationery manufacturing sectors.

Jayne joined COOLSPIRiT in 2007 and specialises in the co-ordination and implementation of management systems and account packages. Jayne is responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of clients' products and materials and is a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Diane Dawson ACQI

Business Services Manager

Diane Dawson is a fully qualified Lead Auditor of quality systems and a member of the Chartered Quality Institute as well as an Associate and Registered Auditor with IRCA.

This experience has allowed her to successfully implement and maintain quality systems for COOLSPIRiT. Since joining COOLSPIRiT in 2002, Diane has been responsible for purchase and sales ledgers as well as other administrative duties and co-ordinating the efforts of the business service team.

During her time at COOLSPIRiT, Diane has managed to negotiate a variety of payment solutions with clients to keep aged debtor amounts low and improve business efficiency.

Alex Raben

Enterprise Solutions

Alex Raben brings over 15 years of IT industry experience to COOLSPIRiT, having previously worked as a Systems Director providing a wide range of solutions from software to large scale SAN implementation.

Alex joined COOLSPIRiT in 2006 and has successfully designed and project managed hundreds of high profile solutions for clients with varying data counts, from terabytes to multiple petabytes, by utilising a variety of methods based around tape and de-duplication backups through to the implementation of enterprise scale infrastructure storage projects.

Most recently Alex provided enterprise class tape libraries for leading clients in the financial sector and SAN solutions for local government. Alex's technical ability and experience means that he can provide clients across all sectors with solutions designed around their individual needs.


Accreditations: Quantum Partner SE, Nimble TSP, Symantec Suite TSP, HDS VSP, Netapp  ASAP, VMWare VSP VTSP, Commvault APTA, CA Gold TA, Nexsan TA, Dot Hill ATP, Brocade TA

alexr@coolspirit.co.uk
01246 572952

David Turton

Enterprise Solutions

Dave Turton recently joined COOLSPIRiT and brings over 18 years of IT industry knowledge and experience, having worked with clients from a wide variety of different industries.

Dave has successfully designed and consulted on many enterprise data centre solutions, transforming IT to positively affect and impact business agility. Solutions have included Virtualisation (desktop, server and storage), Enterprise Storage, Information Lifecycle Management and Network Refreshes as well as Backup, Recovery and Archive solutions. Most recently Dave has provided enterprise data centre solutions for Further and Higher Education Institutions and has been involved in many research projects where data is facing exponential growth and has specific availability requirements.

Dave's technical ability and understanding of the issues faced by a number of organisations means that he can provide clients across all sectors with solutions designed to meet both technology and business needs. Dave is accredited with a number of Tier 1 vendor qualifications affirming his knowledge and experience, which means he is able to provide an unbiased opinion on solutions that are designed around the needs of the client utilising best of breed technologies.

Accreditations: Quantum Partner SE, Nimble TSP, Symantec Suite TSP, HDS VSP, Netapp  ASAP, VMWare VSP VTSP, Commvault APTA, CA Gold TA, Nexsan TA, Dot Hill ATP, Brocade TA

Jared Potts

Microsoft Apprentice 2014

Jared has joined COOLSPIRiT as part of the Microsoft Apprentice scheme and spreads his time between the Microsoft Academy and COOLSPIRiT.

Jared is learning all about MS Services, products, delivery and the cloud.

COOLSPIRiT are very excited about this scheme as it welcomes new talent into the industry.

Sarah Morgan

Labelling Team

Sarah has been labelling tapes for the last 2 years for COOLSPIRiT while studying Sports Science at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sarah Strong

Labelling Team

Sarah started labelling at COOLSPIRiT some 4 years ago whilst finishing A Levels. She is now part time at COOLSPIRiT and is studying at The Sheffield College to complete a course in beauty therapy.

 
 

Our Values & Approach 

 

Our Values & Approach.

Our approach can be summed up in one word. Helpful.

We are here to help, before, during and after you start working with COOLSPIRiT. The way we help is by listening and responding. We listen closely to our customers so that we are able to provide them with the best possible solutions that bring value to their business.

We respond by keeping our finger on the pulse of what our customers need and what's happening in our industry. Solving our customers' data storage problems is our passion.

Integrity

Honest

Dedication

Excellence

Mutual
Respect

 Our aim is to get you more for less without compromising on quality or service 

Damon Robertson, Sales Director

ISO9001: 2008
Quality Management System.
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Our Clients 

 

Our Clients.

Everyone at COOLSPIRiT enjoys making sure all our customers have a great experience. Here are a few examples of our valued customers...

 COOLSPIRiT have given an excellent service and response to our requests over a number of years 

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