OUR TEAM

The beating heart of the business.

MEET THETEAM

Get to know a bit more about the WestSpring team below. We’re a weird and wonderful bunch who work hard to deliver a first class service to our clients, whilst having fun along the way. Want to find out more about life at WestSpring? Check out our careers page or follow our socials.

Team

JAKE HONOUR

Service Delivery Manager

“I’m Jake, i’m responsible for ensuring the service we deliver our clients is always first-class by nurturing and developing our amazing Service Desk. In my spare time I like riding my motorbike and going to the gym.”

Favourite song: James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

LYDIA BURGESS

Technical Analyst

“I’m a Technical Analyst on the WestSpring Service Desk, providing first line support to our clients. In my spare time, I like painting, drawing, playing video games and exploring new places.”

Favourite Song: All Time Low – Lost in Stereo

RYAN STARR

Technical Analyst

“I’m Ryan, after graduating from the University of Plymouth with a BSc Degree in Computer Systems and Networks, I have worked in IT at Bath Royal Hospital and Bristol University before joining WestSpring. In my spare time, I enjoy tennis, going for walks, cycling, cooking, baking, gardening and a little bit of gaming every now and then.

Favourite Song: Oliver Tree and David Guetta – Here we go again

SHAY BATES

Workshop Team Leader

“I’m Shay, Workshop Team Leader. I help oversee the Workshop team and help make it run more efficiently. In my spare time I like gaming, building computers and spending time with my girlfriend.”

Favourite Song: Jack Black – Peaches

OSCAR JOHNSON

Senior Technical Analyst

“I’m Oscar, a Senior Technical Analyst and started my career at WestSpring as an Apprentice after doing a Game Development degree at university. In my spare time I like digging for geodes.”

Favourite Song: DMX – Where the Hood At

TOM SAMUEL

Technical Analyst

“I studied IT at college and have been based mainly in IT jobs ever since, both in 1st line and 2nd line. In my spare time I love a movie and frequently spend my evenings going to pool/snooker nights with a few friends. I also enjoy spending my spare time playing around with IT bits and networking equipment.”

Favourite Song: Sub Focus and Alpines – Tidal Wave

MATT PYNE

Service Desk Team Lead

I’m Matt, Service Desk Team Lead. My job is to guide the Service Desk Team and lead by example by providing an excellent client experience and generally ensuring everyone is getting on well. Outside of work I enjoy video games, reading, writing stories and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I also own the company’s largest collection of bonkers shirts.”

Favourite song: Sabaton – Winged Hussars

EITHAN BROWN

Technical Analyst

“I’m Eithan, another WestSpring Apprentice, I’ve always had a huge interest in learning more about technology and improving my knowledge further. In my spare time I like to build computers for friends and family and play various games together either in VR or just online. I also like to see my girlfriend when I can because she feels like a copy paste version of myself I can goof around with.”

Favourite Song: Adele – Skyfall

SARAH JENKINS

Head of Marketing

“I’ve been working in Marketing for the IT industry since graduating in 2014 with a Psychology and Marketing degree. I’m responsible for maintaining consistent branding and promoting our WestSpring values. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, cooking and spending time with family.”

Favourite song: Ludacris – Moneymaker

EMILY HARRISON

Finance Assistant

“After studying maths at Brighton University for 3 years, I recently made the move to Bristol and joined WestSpring’s Finance Team. Outside of the office, I am a hand-made pottery enthusiast, previously making my masterpieces in a studio in Brighton owned by an award-winning potter!”

Favourite song: Amy Winehouse – Half Time

LOTTY RIDDING

Finance Manager

“I’m Lotty, i’ve been working in Finance for over 6 years and have got my AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and being outdoors with my dogs.”

Favourite song: Coldplay – Violet Hill

TASHA BERNAS

Office Manager

“I’m Tasha, Office Manager . Before joining WestSpring I worked as an Apprentice Dental Nurse, so a slight change in career path! I help support all departments in the business as well as making sure the office and team are well looked after. In my spare time I love going to Concerts and i’m a huge Harry Styles fan!”

Favourite Song: Harry Styles – Satellite

MAX HENDY

Digital Marketing Executive

“I started WestSpring as an Apprentice and i’m responsible for all our social media content as well as video creation and editing.  I previously worked at a sports ground in Bristol and in my spare time I like playing football and watching my team Bristol Rovers (in an office full of City fans…).”

Favourite Song: Will Smith – Gettin Jiggy Wit It

MEG WINGATE

Office Admin

“I’ve joined as an Office Admin Apprentice to support Tasha our Office Manager and the wider business. In my spare time I take part in an amateur dramatic society called BAOS, where I perform in musicals at The Redgrave Theatre in Clifton!

Favourite Song: Carly Simon – You’re so Vain

JACK NICHOLAS

Client Services Director

“I’m Jack, Client Services Director. I’m responsible for maintaining great relationships with our clients and ensuring they are always well looked after. In my spare time I like watching Bristol City, playing golf and skiing.”

Favourite Song: Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning

ELLIOTT GARNETT

Head of Procurement

“I was WestSpring’s first employee and started off on our Service Desk as an Apprentice. I’ve since worked in a number of roles in the business until working my way up to be Head of Procurement. I’m responsible for helping our clients get the most suitable hardware and software at the best price. In my spare time I enjoy Go Karting and Golf.”

Favourite Song: Blxst – About you

DEC SMITH

Procurement Consultant

“I’m Dec, and I’m part of the Procurement Team at WestSpring. I help our clients with all their hardware and software requirements. I’m often out and about delivering products for our clients and love catching up with everyone. In my spare time I enjoy watching Bristol City and DJing.”

Favourite song: Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere

DANNY CULLY

Technical Consultant

“I’m Danny, a Technical Consultant and I’m part of the team who deliver projects and proactive sites visits to our clients. When i’m not working I enjoy playing and watching football, bird-watching, and travelling.”

Favourite Song: Anastasia – Left outside alone

PATRICK DAVISON

Project Consultant

“I’m Patrick, a Project Consultant. I’m fairly new to WestSpring but have been working for MSPs for over 5 years up until last year where I had a brief stint at the Ministry of Magic. When i’m not doing spells I enjoy keeping active and socialising.”

Favourite Song: Fred Again – Dehlilah

LEWIS HODSON

Technical Consultant

“I’m Lewis, a Technical Consultant. I’ve worked in a number of technical roles before joining WestSpring so have plenty of IT experience! When i’m not working, I enjoy music, gaming, going to gigs and events, looking after my pets and am also a bit of a foodie!

Favourite Song: Mac Miller – Best Day Ever

GEORGE MURPHY

Head of Technology

“I’m George, Head of Technology, I define and execute WestSpring IT’s technology strategy and ensure our technology initiatives align with our business objectives. I’ve been at WestSpring since almost the beginning and have worked my way up to my current role. In my spare time I enjoy anything which involves alcohol, holidays/festivals and spending time with my family and dog.”

Favourite Song: Jamie T – Alicia Keys

DAN LONGDON

Implementation Consultant

“I’m Dan, an Implementation Consultant, my main role is to configure and roll-out the products and services we provided to our clients. I’ve been working in a Service Desk environment since leaving college. In my spare time I like going down to Ashton Gate and supporting my team, Bristol City.”

Favourite Song: Oasis – Half the World Away

JOE HYETT

Technical Consultant

“I’m Joe, another one of the first WestSpringers and now a Technical Consultant. I spend most of my time out and about visiting clients delivering proactive support. I’ve recently become a dad to baby James so don’t have much spare time! But do enjoy playing football and spending time with my friends and family.”

Favourite song: Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

FERGUS BARKER

Implementation Consultant

“I’m Fergus and i’m part of the Implementation Team. We work closely with clients to implement and configure our products and services seamlessly into their business. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and rock climbing”

Favourite song: Panic at the Disco – High Hopes

JASON SMALL

Director & Co-Founder

“Hi i’m Jase, co-founder of WestSpring IT. Before starting the business, we wanted to change the way IT support was delivered and make an amazing company that allows a team to grow with it whilst providing support and a great working life. In my spare time I love skiing, go karting, tapas and wine!”

Favourite Song: Oasis – Slide Away

PHIL CATER

Director & Co-Founder

“I met Jase working at a MSP, after much discussions we decided to start our own IT support company that made people and relationships a priority. I lead the more technical side of WestSpring and look after our team of consultants, as well as our internal IT. In pretty much all of my spare time (and work time!) you’ll find me on a golf course.”

Favourite Song: Armand Van Helden – You Don’t Know Me (ft Duane Harden)

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JOIN THETEAM

We’re always on the lookout for great people to join the WestSpring team. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career in IT or are an experienced IT professional, if you’re kind, personable and ambitious – we want to hear from you! Take a look at our careers page for our latest vacancies and if there’s nothing that quite fits please get in touch.

JOIN THETEAM

We’re always on the lookout for great people to join the WestSpring team. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career in IT or are an experienced IT professional, if you’re kind, personable and ambitious – we want to hear from you! Take a look at our careers page for our latest vacancies and if there’s nothing that quite fits please get in touch.