Ben Kirby Joins The HBP Group as Head of IT Services
Ben Kirby has joined The HBP Group as Head of IT to lead on IT Services. The new role has been created to support Operations Director Tony Pearson, the IT team and ultimately help to allow us to continue to provide outstanding levels of service to our customers.
Tony said he was looking forward to Ben joining the team. “He has lots of IT experience, and will oversee our entire IT infrastructure.”
Since his time as a pupil at Sir John Nelthorpe School Ben got his degree in Computing and IT with the Open University, and put his IT expertise to work in a number of sectors before his move to The HBP Group.
He spend just over six years in a series of roles with North Lincolnshire Council before a move to Baysgarth School in Barton as Network Manager. After that he ‘branched out’ as IT manager for British Garden Centres and subsequently landscape products supplier Kelkay Ltd, and his previous role, still in the gardening sector, with equipment supplier AMES Ltd.
Tony added: “Ben’s experience and attitude will make him a great asset for the HBP Group, and I’m looking forward to him working with our team and our customers in the future.”