Changes at the top as Burnley IT firm grows

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A BURNLEY firm specialising in IT solutions has announced two senior promotions.

Mr Stephen Ackers, founder of Lanway, has now taken on the role of CEO for the business, while Mr Andrew Henderson has been promoted to managing director.

Stephen opened Lanway in 1993, with Andrew joining the returns department in 1997.

Working together, the pair have transformed the company into a successful infrastructure business with a turnover of £15m.

In a joint statement Andrew and Stephen said: “We are very excited for the forthcoming changes. The business has grown so quickly and our change in roles has become necessary to maintain this growth and move Lanway into the next phase.”

The firm scored a hat-trick of awards in 2011, including CRN Reseller of Year and the Red Rose Award, while Stephen was also announced as Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology at the EN Awards.