Gavin is a former Director of Kleinwort Benson, and Group Managing Director of Intercontinental Hotels. He has held a number of Chairmanships, including Red Funnel, Classic Hospitals and Snell Corporation.
Currently, Gavin is Chairman of Voyage Care, a company providing support to over 3,000 people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and other complex needs across the UK.
Gavin places great value on his time. He prefers to call in trusted IT experts to choose, install and configure hardware and software to the highest of standards within his home in West London.
Gavin keeps his IT separate from the organisations he works with. By doing this, he avoids creating any conflict on IT department priorities. Also, by contracting a third-party IT support company in London, he ensures that his information is kept entirely separate.
In Gavin’s current role as company Chairman, he is continually handling highly sensitive information which must be kept secure at all times.
Furthermore, Gavin is often working to a really busy schedule and needs an IT Support provider who is flexible around appointment times. He also needs them to have a strong service ethic, attending promptly when required and sticking to pre-agreed plans. Delivering exactly when promised.
Gavin also requires a supplier with meticulous attention to detail, who are prepared to spend the correct amount of time fine-tuning his systems to make them as time-efficient as possible to use.
It was clear from the outset that Gavin wanted to work closely with a single individual where ever possible who understands his IT needs intimately.