Bury St Edmunds: Computer recycling company N2S to create 140 new jobs after double contract win

N2S director Mike Fennings and managing director Jack Gomarsall outside the company’s site in Bury S

N2S director Mike Fennings and managing director Jack Gomarsall outside the companys site in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

A computer recycling specialist based in west Suffolk plans to create more than 140 new jobs after winning two major new contracts which will transform it into a global business.

Network 2 Supplies (N2S), which is already a leader in the UK market for IT equipment disposal and data destruction, has secured deals with a world-renowned banking organisation and a multi-national service integration company.

Neither client is being named, for security reasons, but the two contracts will result in N2S, which is based in Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, and also has a site in London, becoming responsible for equipment at more than 7,000 locations across Europe, India and America.

The work will see N2S carry out secure disposal of end-of-life IT systems, containing sensitive and confidential information, and install and support a wide range of telecommunications and IT infrastructure.

As a result, the company expects to create increase its current workforce of 60 to a total of more than 200 over the next 12 months.

Jack Gomarsall, managing director at N2S, said: “For some time now we have firmly established ourselves as the UK leader in the IT asset end-of-life and in-life solutions and with these two major contract wins we are now an international player.

“Our aim is to become the world leader in our industry and we are well on our way to achieving just that, which is great news for us but also for the reputation of the UK’s exporting abilities on a global market.”

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The new contracts build on a successful past 12 months for N2S, which saw the company mark its 10th year of trading by achieving record annual turnover of £5million.

Mr Gomarsall added: “Despite the tough economic market the last year has been fantastic for us. We have achieved our highest ever turnover and profits and established ourselves on the international market, and all in our 10th year.

“Our growth will also benefit the local community at our base in Bury St Edmunds, where we will be creating more than 140 new jobs by the end of 2014.

“We feel our continued growth is testament to our unrivalled expertise, our ability to perform at the highest levels and a growing worldwide reputation for excellence.”

The new international clients will add to the company’s already impressive portfolio of clients, which covers a number of Government departments, including the Home Office, other governmental organisations including sections of the military, the prison service and National Health Service organisations, and a number of universities and industry bodies.

Mr Gomarsall, who set up N2S in 2002, has been involved in metal recovery and recycling for more than 40 years and is a board member of the British Metal Recycling Association.

The other directors at N2S include Mike Fennings, whose background is in the telecoms sector, and Mr Gomarsall’s son Andy, the former England rugby scrum half who was part of the 2003 World Cup winning squad.