Paul Ashton

SmartNet Group Limited
SmartNet Group Limited

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SmartNet Group Limited


I am an accomplished Director and Technical IT Consultant with over 18 years of experience delivering technology solutions and innovations for leading technology-sector clients. Over the course of my career, I have built a broad spectrum of skills including IT project and program management, end to end project delivery, Cisco engineering, systems implementation and upgrade, and technical consultancy.

I have strong technical capabilities encompassing advanced knowledge in a range of practical experience in Cisco systems, cable infrastructure, wireless and firewall systems, Windows operating systems, building access control IP system design and high definition IP CCTV LAN/WAN. Furthermore, I am fully committed to continuing professional development.

I am recognized for being able to manage the full end to end lifecycle of installation, infrastructure and IT projects from initial concept stage through to delivery. In addition, I use a unique blend of managerial and technical skills to provide strategic consultancy to clients to ensure appropriate solutions are delivered in line with their needs. Having worked for leading clients including North Wales Police, Cheshire Police Authority and the World Rally GB, I have demonstrated that I can forge, manage and maintain effective and collaborative stakeholder and partner relationships.

Some of my notable achievements over the course of my career include:

• Managing and coordinating several major installations, upgrade and migration projects for clients including General Dynamics, NHS and Schroder’s Bank Plc in line with stringent timelines and demands
• Leading the successful delivery of projects including the upgrade of Cisco LAN switch across 88 sites, the installation and support of Cisco video conferencing and the migration of Cisco Nexus 7010 core infrastructure across three separate data centres for the North Wales Police network

I am now seeking new challenges where my expertise and knowledge can be utilized