Award-winning entrepreneur takes the plunge with new tech start-up

An Aberdeen-based entrepreneur has launched his own business venture less than a year after winning a leading accolade for supporting other companies and organisations.

Led by managing director Jai Aenugu, The TechForce provides managed IT services, technology automation and cloud computing for SMEs in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Dundee. Within its first weeks of trading, the business has already secured several new clients.

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In June 2016, Jai was named Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year at the Elevator Awards in recognition of his dedication to helping raise the profile of start-ups and established firms across the north-east through a series of video podcasts, interviews and events.

Managing director Jai has nearly 10 years’ industry experience and was most recently IT manager for an Aberdeen-based oil services firm. He said: “It was a huge risk from a personal point of view to leave a steady job and launch a new company from scratch. Ultimately, helping businesses is something that I’m truly passionate about and the longer that I thought about starting my own firm it soon became a case of now or never.

“We want to stand out as not just another IT company; we genuinely feel we have something different to offer. This has been reflected in the fact we are already receiving project orders from the business community because of proactive approach, flexible agreements and fixed monthly pricing backed up by our fast response time to deal with any IT issues that arise for clients.

“Looking further ahead, we have ambitious plans in place to make The TechForce one of the go-to companies for IT support and technology solutions in the region and see a great deal of opportunities for our approach in the current market.”

The TechForce is the trusted technology partner for start-ups and SMES; providing IT support and managed services, cloud computing, IT security and software automation.

The business is also continuing to support local entrepreneurs through its series of Meet the Entrepreneur events, which also raises money for CLAN Cancer Support. Designed to inspire the next generation of start-ups, these are held monthly at Barclays, Union Plaza in Aberdeen and feature talks with leading business figures who have launched and run their own successful companies.

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