Professional IT services company Skanco Business Systems Ltd is seeking to expand its business in the Isle of Man with the appointment of Dee McLoughlin as business development manager.
Over the last five years as a sales account manager at Skanco, Dee has managed and developed some of its top accounts, focusing on driving new projects through and introducing new products to the island’s businesses.
Managing director David Butterworth said: ‘With the island’s economy continuing to grow, we’re looking to increase business and we see Dee as a crucial part of this.
‘During her time at Skanco, Dee has proven to be a key asset to the company and we’re delighted that she has taken on the challenge of this new role.’
The position will see Dee build on her experience, proactively focusing on new business development within both Skanco’s existing customer base and new businesses on the island.
Dee said: ‘I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to develop new business for the company and am very excited to be working alongside such a strong and dedicated team.’
For the second year running, Dee will be responsible for co-ordinating Skanco’s IT Showcase, which takes place at the British Hotel’s Embassy Room in Douglas on February 27. The event will see many UK specialists from respected IT vendors such as Microsoft, HP, Symantec, Veeam, VMware and Citrix on hand for appointments and drop-ins, offering first-hand advice to attendees.
Dee said: ‘This showcase is an opportunity for our customers and the island’s IT professionals to connect with market leading vendors either on a one-to-one basis or simply to find out about new products or solutions arriving on the market this year.
‘The event shows once again that although we are a local company, Skanco can offer globally recognised specialist solutions to island-based companies.’
Graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a Sports Science degree, Dee began her career as a trainee recruitment consultant in Leeds, West Yorkshire, focusing on new business generation.
Over the six years with the ATA Group PLC, she worked her way up to running the Manchester team.
Dee moved back to the island in 2008 and started working at Skanco as an account manager.
Dee added: ‘From day one, Skanco has given me the tools to succeed in my role, from providing access to the continuous technical training required to support our clients, to funding professional courses such as marketing at the International Business School.’
Skanco’s core business is providing complete IT solutions to businesses on the island.
It has continued to develop since its inception in 1985, in particular over the past five years, as a result of growing the expertise and skills within the technical team and the training and development of a successful and confident sales team.