Coming from a background in Instrument and Mechanical Engineering, followed by a successful career in Medical Equipment Sales, which had seen him working for industry leads such as Smiths Industries Medical Systems and Fresenius Kabi; Ian was inspired to change his career following the purchase of a personal computer back in 1998.
Supported by his engineering background, Ian soon got to grips with computer hardware and became particularly interested in networking and system management. He went on to train with industry specific companies such as Sophos, Microsoft and Ubiquiti.
Amazingly, the initial computer purchase went on to inspire not just an immersive hobby, leading to a change of career, it ultimately led to the launch of Mercury Maynard.
Watching the business grow and building an amazing team inspires him daily and he gets fulfilment in helping businesses to realise their IT potential. Supporting them to procure and operate IT and Comms systems that are bespoke to individual need. As inspired as he is by the work that Mercury Maynard does, Ian ultimately finds the most satisfaction when he can see his client's excitement at what they can do with their systems.
Ian’s favourite thing about Mercury Maynard:
My favourite thing is now having the ability to give something back to our local community, we have enjoyed working with the Colchester Anti Loo Roll Brigade not only with refurbishing donated laptops but also sponsoring their Festival, we have been able to support Colchester Pride and intend to do much more in our community.