A Birmingham-based IT solutions firm has recently announced a new Managing Director.

Sandy Robinson has now taken on the role of MD at Electronic Business Systems (EBS) in Erdington as part of the company’s continued expansion drive.

Sandy became a director of the business in 2021 when she, along with long-standing employees Richard Bates, Simon Pritchard and Dan Price – took over the company in a Management Buy-Out.

Since then, EBS has seen year-on-year turnover growth and added to its 20 Managed Service and cybersecurity offerings. Recruitment has also been a key focus, with 15 new staff joining since the MBO and a further 8 new roles being created this year.

As Managing Director, Sandy will be taking a broader overview of the business and focussing on day-to-day operations, while the firm’s other three directors will continue to lead their respective departments.

“When the four of us first took over the business, my role was Client Services Director,” said Sandy. “But it’s evolved organically to encompass more general management functions, so this was a natural step for me to take,” said Sandy.

“We’ll continue to make all our key decisions between the four of us, but my focus as MD will be on communications, recruitment and daily operations, as well as client services, to ensure we achieve the growth we seek in our current phase of development.”

With a background in software support and training, Sandy initially came to EBS in 2011 as a Support Consultant. Since taking over EBS with her colleagues, she has also aimed to encourage more women into senior tech roles and believes the West Midlands offers growing opportunities for female entrepreneurs and tech workers.

EBS has been operating in Birmingham since 1979 when it first opened as a typewriter retailer. Today, the firm provides IT support, network infrastructure, managed services, Sage business management and bespoke software solutions, along with cloud-based and IT security-focussed services to public and private-sector businesses across the Midlands.

For more information, visit www.ebs.tech