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Celebrating 30 years of I.T. gold

Golding Computer Services

Thirty years of history is a milestone for any business, but in the technology industry it equates to a lifetime. Golding Computer Services (GCS) reaches thelandmark this year. Along the way the companysupplied the very first computers to manybusinesses in Hull.

The company’s sales and engineeringteams have worked with such top technologymanufacturers as Amstrad, Apple, IBM, Toshibaand Epson, but it is the work with Sage coupledwith experience gained from working with SMEsthat has provided the foundation for its success.

“We worked with Sage to put together a totalpackage for the 21st century, providing the training and computer support all businesses need to increase their efficiency, save money and learn how to take advantage of computers in business,” said Vic Golding, Managing Director of the business.

“It’s that commitment to looking after our customers and to training that has helped us stick around for 30 years.”

GCS moved into its premises in George Street, Hull, in 1984, meeting the computer needs of businesses across the region and becoming established as an official training provider to everyone from manufacturers to the Government.

For over 25 years, the company has contracted with Government agencies across Yorkshire including the Learning and Skills Council and Business Link.

In 2011 the company, which has four course tutors, became an accredited International

Association of Book-keepers (IA B) training centre, authorised to deliver QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) awards by assessment. Di Garbera, Senior Course Tutor, said: “One of our great success stories is that of Bronwyn Wilson, who launched her Crazy Critter World business in 2009 at the age of 14 and who last November, at 16, became the youngest person in the UK to gain the Level 2 IA B/ Sage Computerised Accounting for Business qualification.”

The team’s accreditation is a factor in its success in securing funding from the Skills

Enhancement Fund to subsidise the costs to local businesses of providing distance learning qualification courses for their staff.

“We see the provision of high quality training and qualifications as an addition to the service provided by the dedicated team which has been looking after businesses across the region since 1982,” said Vic.

Phil Robinson, Technical Consultant, added: “To many of our support contract customers we act as their computer manager and they rely on GCS to provide the on-line and on-site support to keep their businesses on-line with the absolute minimum of down-time.”

For more information on subsidy funding please contact GCS, George Street, 328706.

 

Photograph: Vic Golding, Managing Director of Golding Computer Services.

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Celebrating 30 years of I.T. gold

Thirty years of history is a milestone for any business, but in the technology industry it equates to a lifetime. Golding Computer Services (GCS) reaches the landmark this year. Along the way the company supplied the very first computers to many businesses in Hull.

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