Evesham customers to pay for support

Evesham customers to pay for support

Time moves on for Evesham customers

Speculation surrounding the future of Geemore Technology, which has been trading using the Evesham brand, continues to grow.

It emerged at the end of February that Richard Austin, the managing director, had jumped ship and left the company. Geemore has now been put on the market by its parent company, PCC Technology Ltd, the investment group based in Dubai.

Tahir Mohsan, one of the founders of Time UK and the head of PCC, said: "If a buyer cannot be found, Geemore intends to continue but the operation may be reduced to a smaller operation with lower overheads, in a controlled and responsible manner, while ensuring that customers are not affected."

However customers of Evesham Technology Ltd (the original company set up by Mr Austin) have been affected. Initially Evesham Micros told us that it was honouring warranties for customers of Evesham Technology Ltd (ETL), which folded last August.

When we spoke to staff at Evesham Micros two weeks ago, they reiterated this pledge. However we have since learned that this is not the case.

All its customers who want continued support , including those who had bought extended warranties with ETL, will have to find it elsewhere. Many have been contacted by a company called Total Care and Support, another company with links to the Time UK founder, offering support from £4.99 per month.

Only a skeleton staff now remains on board at Evesham Micros and our sister publication CRN reported that a source close to the company had said: “Staff have been told to build what they can from the remaining components and it sounds like that will be it. The brand is damaged and no suppliers will support it.”