Herald - Issue 448

Page 62 • The HERALD • 26th October 2023 v SEND ALL YOUR NEWS TO THE HERALD v Helen Sparks Mortgages & Financial Services Offering professional advice since 1985 Mortgages Residential Life Time Equity Release Buy to Let – first time landlords Property Portfolios Help to Buy Insurance Buildings & Contents Insurance Life Assurance Critical Illness Income Protection YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS This firm usually charges a fee for mortgage advice. The amount of the fee will depend upon your circumstances and will be discussed and agreed with you at the earliest opportunity. Some forms of buy to let mortgage are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 023 8084 4108 enquiries@helensparks.com Helen Goodall T/A Helen Sparks Mortgages & Financial Services is an appointed representative of PRIMIS Mortgage Network, a trading name of First Complete Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ASK A PROFESSIONAL Celebrating Success: Local IT Company Investing in its Team and Tech With more than 15 years’ experience, Aura Technology’s Richard Flanders is now Commercial Director of the fast-moving IT company based in Totton. It’s a natural move from his previous position as Customer Strategy Director. Aura’s strategic approach to providing an IT roadmap that’s business led, ensures its bespoke packages o er outstanding value for money while providing reliable and future proof IT solutions and Richard has been a large part of that. His work focuses across Aura’s entire customer base advising on the most suited products, services and strategic direction, he also works with suppliers and Aura’s Product Board to get the best possible solutions and services for customers. Richard said: “When I first joined Aura in 2018 there were five of us and now there’s more than a hundred, we’ve seen great growth. Our customers will everyone who works here has the chance to excel- what we do here is a real team effort. We’re delighted to see Richard move into this new role and wish him all the success.” Aura’s commitment to innovation in both hardware and software has helped its customers’ delivery processes making their IT infrastructure work smarter, helping to rede ne the relationship between businesses and IT-aligning technology infrastructure with business strategy. Richard Flanders always be at the heart of what we do. We’re looking to improve all areas of their IT with a focus on delivering exceptional enduser experience through new and improved IT services and products and it’s part of my role to look at it from the clients’ needs but also to manage and have a great relationship with our suppliers.” Richard is dedicated to helping business owners relate business processes to IT solutions, including designing and delivering managed IT services. Richard works closely with Managing Director, Tim Walker and the team, on the company’s signature Technology Roadmap, Aura’s comprehensive review and audit o ered to clients to fully gauge the technologies that a business is currently using and then produce a bespoke package that helps that business reach its goals. Tim Walker, Managing Director said: “At Aura, we’re dedicated to ensuring