Glasgow-based Cloud Cover IT invests in new talent despite pandemic pressures

Lance Gauld, Managing Director and Alasdair Gauld, Head of Technology and Projects

GLASGOW-based digital transformation firm Cloud Cover IT has strengthened its developer, commercial, and senior leadership teams with the appointment of eight new employees, despite the challenging business environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven Turner, who joins from DPS Group as Commercial Director, has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership and consulting roles, advising companies on developing high growth commercial strategies, and leading company transformations. He also holds an active role within the wider Scottish business diaspora as an Ambassador for the Scottish Business Network.

The senior leadership team has been further bolstered with the promotion of David Pieroni from Microsoft 365 Specialist to Head of Technology and Projects.

In addition, Cloud Cover IT has strengthened the commercial team with the addition of two new recruits: Owen Smith as Sales Manager, who joins from SevenSteps Recruitment, and Caitlyn Gillespie as Marketing Coordinator, who previously worked with BIG Partnership.

The Bridgeton-based firm has also made a significant investment into its next generation of IT talent. Robbie Burgess and Kieran Bradley come on board as apprentices for the Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals, whilst Marc Cameron and Jon Wood join as Back- and Front-end Developers respectively. Jamie Dickson also returns to the business as 3rd Line Support Engineer following a period at BIG Partnership as IT Department lead. 

Investment in new and existing talent follows a challenging but successful year for Cloud Cover IT, with new clients seeking bespoke software development projects as well as guidance in enabling the swift transition to home working for their employees at the height of the pandemic.

Newly appointed Commercial Director, Steven Turner said: “What brought me to Cloud Cover IT is that it understands that modern organisations thrive on the flow of information and data to enable productive collaboration across their workforce. The company is making a difference by helping businesses to overcome challenges and gain a competitive advantage through the power of technology. The team and I will be working closely with our clients to help them integrate digital solutions which best suit their specific needs.”

Lance Gauld, Managing Director of Cloud Cover IT, says: “We have always been passionate about fostering young talent within the IT sector. I am immensely proud that we have been able to bring on an exceptionally talented group of new recruits, despite operating in one of the most challenging commercial climates.

“It’s been a tough year, but the team has done incredibly well to adapt, in particular to remote working. Despite everything, we’ve come out the other side stronger. As we enter the next chapter of our journey, this continued investment will help drive forward our offering as we respond to the evolving needs of our clients to enable their growth and ensure they benefit from the most innovative IT solutions on throughout their digital transformation journeys.”

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