|The history of GrASP Computing|
Alan - The Engineer/Technician & Consultant: founder of GrASP Computing, Leicester
I completed college in 1988 and decided to enter "the exciting new world of computing."
I enrolled in a full time two year course at an information technology centre, year one was to be computing and the second year was for electronics.
After qualifying with distinctions in year one I discovered that I'm colour blind so learning electronics was no longer an option. I quickly upgraded year two's course to "Advanced Computing and Business Studies" and helped to tutor the new students.
Qualifications gained from the courses soon attracted the interest of a local building contractors. They employed me to teach computing and care for (repair/upgrade/purchase) their growing collection of computer equipment.
I developed a logical and down to earth approach to teaching because using technical computer jargon in a room full of brick layers and architects doesn't impress them very much.
Years passed and different computer related positions where filled by yours truly, each position providing valuable experience.
|The birth of GrASP - January 2002|
After recently completing a 3 year contract with England's largest computer help desk I found my spirits to be low. I had never felt very comfortable with charging customers £1 per minute on the phone for hardware and software support.
I took a 6 month holiday in Australia which was brilliant and shortly after returning to England I started "GrASP Computing" as a hobby.
In July 1994 I met my now wife Laura, we married on 31st July 2004 after our massive 10 year engagement.
My business soon attained a healthy reputation and word of mouth referrals kept me busy enough to expand the GrASP computing idea further, I dedicate almost all of my time to my business now as my career and only income.
Having come a long way since the early days, the initial idea of GrASP remains unchanged, "To provide the best value service to the highest of standards". A simple idea yes but an idea which attracts business and keeps our customers very happy.