Meet The Team
Andrew Ballantyne
Sales & Marketing Director

Andrew's background is in key account management. He has been with Circle Cloud since 2015 and is responsible for the continual development and communication of our brand proposition. 

Andrew Ballantyne
Writing

Andrew is a lover of both reading and writing fiction. He's had a short story published and has written 3 novel manuscripts. He is hoping to get published in 2022.

Tomas Roberton
Technical Director

Tom co-founded the business in 2013. His background is in the technical architecture of Office 365 and Azure. Tom's focus is ensuring our product and service offerings are always centred around customers needs.

Tomas Roberton
Football

Tom spends most of his free time playing and watching football. He plays centre back for a local team that Circle Cloud sponsor and is considering going into coaching.

Michael Povey
Commercial Director

Michael comes from a technical background in a large PLC. Michael co-founded Circle Cloud in 2013, and is currently responsible for the Finance and Purchasing functions in the business.

 
Michael Povey
Guitarist & Band Member

Most of Michael's spare time is taken up by music. He plays in a few live bands and during lockdown he managed to record and produce some music remotely.

Mark Duffy
Senior Infrastructure Consultant

Mark joined Circle Cloud in 2021. He has vast public sector experience and has been brought in to design and implement Microsoft Cloud solutions for our growing customer base.

Mark Duffy
Outdoors

After spending the day at work on a computer, Mark enjoys nothing more than getting outside on an evening or weekend to unwind. He can usually be found out on his mountain bike, walking the local area or down the allotment.

Connor Nicholson
Second Line Support Analyst

Connor joined Circle Cloud in 2021. He is an experienced IT professional who has been brought in to deal with technical challeneges that our support team deal with on behalf of our customers.

Connor Nicholson
Rock Climbing

Connor likes to go bouldering, a type of free climbing. He got into it for fitness and enjoys the challenge. He says it's great fun and he's hoping to one day take his skills to an actual outdoor ascent.

Chris McArdle
Managed Service Team Leader

Chris joined Circle Cloud in December 2019. He started as a Second Line Support Analyst but in 2021 was tasked with managing our Managed Service operation, ensuring all our customers are receiving the best support possible.

Chris McArdle
Golf

Chris enjoys playing golf in his spare time, however he's a self confessed fair weather golfer. He’s hoping that 2022 will be the year he goes on to join a club and get a handicap having played for over 15 years without one.

Kaine Cohen
First Line Support Analyst

Kaine joined Circle Cloud in 2019. He is the first point of call for our Managed Service customers when they contact the support line, and is resposible for carrying out the initial diagnostics. 

Kaine Cohen
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David Warrington
Business Development Manager

David joined Circle Cloud in December 2020. He is responsible for helping our prospect customers understand our Microsoft Cloud offering, with a view to building long term, strategic partnerships.

David Warrington
Lego Enthusiast

David lives in the middle of the North Pennines. His two real passions are Lego and Motorsport. David is a long term Formula 1 fan and discovered the plastic brick phenomenon during long days at home during lockdown!

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