~ About us ~
Cloud Edge specialises in ICT services: domains, emails, hardware, software, development work, consultancy, as well as communications technologies such as phone systems (with special business rates) and business internet plans.
Andy Barker founded Cloud Edge in 2014 to fill the gap of a distinct lack of quality IT and telecommunications providers looking after small to medium businesses (of 1-150 users). Within its first two years, Cloud Edge gained Microsoft Partner status and a variety of steady clients, predominantly in the Wellington City area.
Cloud Edge is a business to business enterprise and our clients come from a wide variety of different industries across Wellington and the Lower Hutt CBD.
We offer competitive phone and internet deals, underpinned with a solid base of IT knowledge and expertise, crucial to providing quality telecommunications and IT services.
Cloud Edge is solution-focused (not break/fix). The solutions we find for our clients are customised perfectly for each client’s needs and budget and carefully selected to grow with the business.
We deliver the full scope of IT and communications technologies. We also have a number of trusted industry partnerships which helps to ensure the best quality service is provided to our clients at all times.
~ The team ~
Andy Barker, Director
Andy developed a taste for IT at a young age, gaining Microsoft certification at the age of 14. Microsoft technologies have remained a key area of interest for Andy, who stays current and up to date with what’s new and how the latest technology can best be used.
Andy has worked in the IT industry since 2005. During that time his career has covered the full spectrum of IT including helpdesk, trainer and engineer roles. More than once Andy has been the technical lead for big government organisations, running teams and working on multi-million-dollar IT projects.
Over the years Andy has worked in both the public and private sector, in a wide range of industries, both big and small. He enjoys helping business owners find the best IT and telecommunication solutions for their business and delivering the goods in plain English.
Fraser Ray, IT Engineer
Like Andy, Fraser’s interest in IT started early. At 14 he enjoyed nothing more than taking computers apart and when he reached university age, he knew this was for him, choosing computer-related training.
Early into his career, Fraser took a break for a few years to concentrate on family and be a stay at home dad. In 2007 he returned to the IT industry and in 2017, he joined Andy at Cloud Edge.
Fraser has always enjoyed the satisfaction of a job well done and he loves to troubleshoot issues and streamline things. IT is a constantly evolving industry and Fraser enjoys keeping up with the latest technology to make improvements which will benefit the end user.
Bev van Vels, Client Relationship Manager
Bev is an enthusiastic motivator who thrives on helping people in business, public speaking and inspiring others to achieve success in life and business.
Bev has over 15 years of IT experience, an extensive background in sales and marketing and has a broad understanding of people which helps her grow strong relationships. Also, running her own business for 15 years has helped her understand the obstacles that you may have in your business. If you haven’t heard from Bev, you can look forward to an engaging review call to ensure we are looking after you.
In her spare time, Bev is the President of a local Toastmasters group and enjoys the challenge and fast track learning provided from being a leader and public speaking. She also enjoys spending time with her two Bishon dogs.
Jen and Raewyn, Customer Support
Jen Hemelryk and Raewyn Langford support our technicians and keep them up to date with what’s happening and where they’re needed.
If you have a problem or need support there’s a good chance you’ll talk to Jen or Raewyn, who will make it their mission to resolve your issue as soon as possible by getting a technician out to you.
If you have a general enquiry and call the main number you could talk to any of our team, though you’re very likely to touch base with Jen or Raewyn.