Onyx Group, provider of data centre and IT infrastructure services to Yorkshire businesses, has appointed John Toal to the position of Sales and Marketing Director as the company continues to expand.
With over 20 years of experience in the IT Sector, John was previously Director of the UK’s largest enterprise computing distributor, Avnet UK, successfully driving ambitious growth targets for the £700m business over a two year period.
As part of his new role, John will look to expand the company’s customer base to maximise the investment that Onyx has made into new infrastructure and services.
John said: “Onyx Group has a wide range of both local and national high profile clients and I can’t wait to continue the tradition of working alongside some of the best and most established companies in the UK. With a clear strategy in place, I am looking forward to playing a vital role in the continued progression of the company.
“I am joining at what is a very exciting time for Onyx. With an ever growing product portfolio and the recent investment into our infrastructure, skills and service offering, the company is in an extremely strong position and I am excited at the future possibilities that lie ahead at Onyx.”
During the last 12 months, Onyx Group has attracted high profile businesses to its customer base. Most notably, a five year, multi-million pound deal was secured with Edinburgh Airport to manage its IT Infrastructure. Scotland is a key area within Onyx Group’s growth strategy and remains central to its plans. Yorkshire also has seen significant investment, including the opening of a state-of-the-art data centre in Sheffield.
CEO of Onyx Group Neil Stephenson has welcomed John’s appointment at the company commenting: “Technology is a real growth sector in the UK and our expansion through acquisition means we remain at the forefront of it. I am delighted by the appointment of John as our new Sales and Marketing Director. John brings a wealth of experience to the team which will help to drive the business forward and unlock future growth.”