Meet the team

Get to know the team at Affinity and who will take care of you!

The team at Affinity are here for you to make sure we are your 'IT Insurance' and will make your technology journey as painless as possible.

Without further a do we'd like to introduce you to the team and get to know them a little bit.

  • Colin Beaumont - Managing Director logo

    Colin Beaumont - Managing Director

    Colin is our Managing Director and founded Affinity back in 2006 after working in IT since the late 90’s.

    Despite Affinity being Sheffield through and through, in his spare time, Colin is a Leeds United fan and is trying to pick up Golf. His favourite chocolate bar is a Caramac and he’s quite partial to a Brandy and Coke!

    Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn.

  • David Capel - Account Manager

    Dave joined Affinity in 2015 and has been in the IT industry for over 20 years and looks after clients from a range of industries.

    His spare time is spent with various scooters including two Vespa’s and a Lambretta. An old school Marathon (Snickers to the younger ones amongst us) is his favourite chocolate bar.

    Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn.

  • David Pearson - Account Manager logo

    David Pearson - Account Manager

    Dave joined Affinity as an Account Manager in 2019 and brings with him a wealth of Telecoms and IT experience having been in the industry since 1992! We don’t think he looks a day over 25.

    Outside of Affinity Dave’s passion is Rugby and he plays as well as watches. His favourite chocolate bar is a Crunchie.

    Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn.

  • Elliott Armitage - Account Manager logo

    Elliott Armitage - Account Manager

    Elliott originally joined us as an apprentice in 2016 and has developed into a fully fledged Account Manager. He looks after St. James’s Place partners amongst his client base.

    Outside of Affinity, Elliott is a gamer. You can regularly find him on Rocket league and his favourite chocolate bar is a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

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  • Rich Davies - Account Manager logo

    Rich Davies - Account Manager

    Sheffield born and bred, Rich joined Affinity in 2019 bringing with him a Customer Service and Marketing background. His role has evolved to include looking after all of our Marketing efforts as well as Sales.

    When not in the office Rich is a Sheffield Wednesday fan and enjoys a round of Golf with his two teenage children. A Turkish Delight is his favourite chocolate bar.

    Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn.

  • Tom Jackson - Sales Support Assistant logo

    Tom Jackson - Sales Support Assistant

    Tom joined us as an apprentice in 2018 and provides Sales back up to the Account Management team.

    Tom is a Newcastle United supporter and watches the Magpies whenever he gets chance. His favourite chocolate bar is a Picnic.

  • Nick Patchett - Technical Services Manager logo

    Nick Patchett - Technical Services Manager

    Nick was Affinity’s very first employee back in 2007. One of our Technical Services Managers he manages the Support Team as well as designing, installing & maintaining IT Systems.

    Outside of Affinity Nick enjoys a pint of real ale and has even turned his hand to distilling gin with a friend. His favourite chocolate is a Snickers.

  • Andy Mackenzie - Technical Services Manager logo

    Andy Mackenzie - Technical Services Manager

    Andy is another one of our Technical Services Managers and has been with Affinity since 2011. Andy is particularly skilled in 3CX, one of the Telecoms systems available from us.

    Andy is currently on parental leave having become a Father for the first time recently.

  • Jon Swift (Swifty) - Service Desk Team Leader logo

    Jon Swift (Swifty) - Service Desk Team Leader

    Jon is our Service Desk Team Leader and is part of the ‘Affinity furniture’ having joined us back in 2008. He makes sure the helpdesk runs smoothly and customers get a timely response to their tickets!

    In his spare time Jon likes walking with his dog Norman and loves a Boost chocolate bar.

  • Daniel Martin - Technical Services Engineer logo

    Daniel Martin - Technical Services Engineer

    Dan joined the support team in 2017 and leads with many on-site projects with clients.

    After hours he enjoys a game of Snooker and you generally find him at the Spot On Snooker Club. His chocolate bar of choice would be a Double Decker.

  • David Eastaugh - Technical Services Engineer logo

    David Eastaugh - Technical Services Engineer

    ​Dave, affectionately known as Gollum by one of our clients, joined the team in 2018 and is one of the friendly voices you hear when you call our support line.

    Outside of Affinity Dave enjoys tinkering with Tech’ and his favourite chocolate bar is a Twix.

  • Ethan Askew - Technical Services Engineer logo

    Ethan Askew - Technical Services Engineer

    Ethan is another one of our support team who handles your support calls throughout the day and has been with us since 2016.

    He’s a big fan of Rotherham United and watches the Millers whenever he can. Like Swifty he enjoys a Boost chocolate bar the best.

  • James Deverew - Technical Services Engineer logo

    James Deverew - Technical Services Engineer

    James is in his second stint with Affinity. After starting in 2014 he left for a short period before realising he missed us all, and ‘Friday Pizza’, too much.

    James enjoys a drink outside of work, loves nuggets and his favourite chocolate bar is a Crunchie.

  • Nicky Grieveson - Finance Manager logo

    Nicky Grieveson - Finance Manager

    Nicky has been with us since 2016 and she looks after our Finance and HR operations at Affinity.

    In her spare time Nicky does love her shopping and a Bounty is her favourite in the confectionery world.

  • Helen Beaumont - Accounts Assistant logo

    Helen Beaumont - Accounts Assistant

    ​Helen joined Affinity in 2008 and works with Nicky in the Finance team making sure your invoices are with you on time.

    Outside of Affinity in her own words Helen ‘loves hoovering’ and would like to be a ‘product tester for Dyson’. Her favourite chocolate bar is a Milky Way.