Exceptional and exciting young talent - PCR lauds top professionals under the age of 30

The UK IT Channel is full of wonderfully exciting young talents and PCR have done their best to shine a spotlight on 30 of the top professionals under the age of 30 from all corners of the IT world - from retailers and resellers to disties and vendors. We are delighted that 3 of these exceptionally talented people come from three of our Network Group member companies – James Forbes from Edward Martin Computer Services, Barry Kennedy from Utopia Computers, and Martin Byrne from Sweethaven Computers.

Here is the link to the PCR article, with more details below on how these 3 bright and brilliant candidates hit the hotspot.

James Forbes, 22
Cloud Services and Website Manager

Edward Martin Computer Services 

James has transformed the Cloud Services offered by Edward Martin Computer Services, taken on Epson Print365 management, and has introduced the company to iPhone, iPad and Mac repair and maintenance. His enthusiasm for new projects is infectious, which rubs off on the other members of the team and keeps morale and standards above the expected. James is also building the foundation for the company to become an MSP, by building relationships with Continuum and other key vendors. James has also transformed the company from a paper-based ticketing system to an online PSA with AutoTask. He has continually managed change, taking the owners and staff with him on an exciting journey to secure and build the company for the future.

Barry Kennedy, 26

Chief Technologist

Utopia Computers

Barry Kennedy joined the Utopia in 2007 as a trainee technician. While building his technical knowledge, he showed a natural ability for providing fantastic customer service as well as being able to get the very best out of any hardware system. He has now cemented a role as Utopia’s Chief Technologist responsible for building some of the fastest workstations in the world. He oversees the testing, overclocking and designing and continues to play an important role in managing Utopia’s gaming community.

Martin Byrne, 29

Co-Head of Technical Solutions

Sweethaven Computers

Martin has been a star contributor at Sweethaven Computers. He has been leading the charge with our hosted data centre solutions as well as leading on its IASME / CyberEssentials accreditation. His colleagues describe him as a pleasure to work with and a truly gifted individual. No task is too great or small for Martin. He embraces opportunities and new technology on a daily basis and would be a credit to any IT-related business.

A huge congratulations for your worthy PCR recognition from all of us at Network Group.