Shackleton Technologies

Formed in 2004, Shackleton Technologies is a highly experienced IT support company with our headquarters based in Dundee’s Technology Park.  We provide a strategic management approach to IT managed services, supporting organisations across the UK.

We work best with clients that value the benefits of what technology can bring to their business. Our aim is to protect and future-proof their systems, ensuring they make the right IT decisions as they grow.

We work with businesses across a wide range of sectors, including law firms, accountants, engineering companies, manufacturing firms and the public and 3rd sectors.

We have consistently demonstrated our expertise, knowledge and high levels of service delivery throughout the years, ensuring that our client base remains with us for extended periods of time.

Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of our delivery is managed effectively, to ensure our clients receive the high levels of service they need and desire.

Outstanding Team

We believe in building a team based on an individual’s exceptional skills, with the right mix of communication, service delivery and technical experience, to benefit our clients.

Our team brings together over 60 IT skillsets, with experts in cloud services, server management, backup and disaster recovery, data and systems security, telecoms and a full range of network and systems deployment, management and support.

Our ethos is one of respect and support for colleagues and clients alike. It is this in-depth expertise and approach that means we play a highly effective part in supporting clients across Scotland.

Meet The Team

Steve Ross

With a background in accountancy and finance, Steve truly understands how the right IT strategy can improve profitability. Steve oversees the strategic direction of the business and ensures Shackleton stays abreast of the changes in its marketplace.

Steve Ross

Managing Director & Co-Founder

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Chris Thornton

Chris has worked in the IT industry since 1996 providing support to SMB and Enterprise markets. Chris advises businesses on achieving the best use of their own IT infrastructure, and explore how emerging technologies improve effectiveness.

Chris Thornton

Operations Manager

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Craig Allan

Craig moved to the IT industry in 1987 after many years in the private healthcare sector and has held a variety of successful positions with software development and managed IT services organisations over the period. Craig oversees our expansion into Central Scotland.

Craig Allan

Commercial Manager

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Iain Cattanach

Starting his IT career in 1997, having gained experience in other trades such as retail, industrial engraving and logistics, Iain is very well placed to advise clients on the best use of information technology to achieve business goals.

Iain Cattanach

Customer Service Manager
Brian Hutchison

Brian started his career in hardware repair of PCs, monitors and printers. Since then he has progressed to deliver all forms of IT support and has gained invaluable international experience working for large companies in Paris, London and Edinburgh.

Brian Hutchison

IT Systems Engineer
Colin Scott

Having joined Shackleton in June 2006, Colin is the one of the longest serving members of the team. Specialising in desktops, he has been working in the IT industry in between his passion for sailing.

Colin Scott

IT Systems Engineer
Marcin Karpienia

Marcin manages the Shackleton Network Operations Centre (NOC) services. He has a detailed understanding of desktop and server infrastructure support, from working with a large automotive company, the world’s largest professional services firm, local authorities, Government education agencies and SMEs.

Marcin Karpienia

NOC Services Manager
Phil Eldridge

Phil’s professional journey to Shackleton started in 1992, as a programmer analyst. He progressed through the ranks, gaining hugely valuable experience in the oil and gas industry and working as a consultant to SMBs in North East Scotland.

Phil Eldridge

Senior Technical Engineer
Andy Mackay

Andy has been working in the IT industry since completing a computing degree in 2004. With wide range of experience supporting both blue chip companies and SMBs Andy prides himself on always providing the best possible customer service.

Andy Mackay

Senior Technical Engineer
Sharon Mudie

Sharon started her working life in the NHS but yearned for a more challenging career. In 2002 she enrolled on a course in book-keeping, becoming a self-employed book-keeper in 2004. She enjoys working with numbers and ‘balancing the books’.

Sharon Mudie

Finance Manager
Jackie Ross

Jackie joined Shackleton in 2009 and oversees contract management, HR & marketing. Her previous employment with the NHS involved workplace health improvement which is of great benefit to all of us at Shackleton

Jackie Ross

Communications Manager
Morgan Rourke

Morgan Rourke

IT Technician

Why Shackleton?

History recognises Sir Ernest Shackleton as possibly the strongest and most inspirational leader of the twentieth century. His name is regarded alongside Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen as one of the greatest heroic pioneers of Antarctic exploration, in the early part of the twentieth century.

Sir Ernest became the inspiration for our company’s name due to his strong links with Dundee, where Shackleton Technologies is headquartered.

He was 1st officer on the famous RRS Discovery and his primary sponsor for the 1914/15 Endurance expedition was Sir James Key Caird, a philanthropical jute manufacturer from Dundee.