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Graduates ‘onsite’ to solve town’s IT problems

Two University of St Andrews students are launching their own business, just days before graduating.

Allan Boyd (21) and Andrew Lyall (22) – who are due to graduate BSc Hons Computer Science next week – will provide IT support to businesses in the St Andrews and wider Fife area.

OnsITe will focus on small and medium sized enterprises including local hotels and bed and breakfasts, as well as the domestic market, and will accept all challenges from small software troubles and networking to upgrades and contractual based maintenance. Ultimately, the pair plan to expand into other areas such as software solutions.

The launch of OnsITe comes just months after Business Manager Allan and Technical Manager Andrew received the ‘runner-up’ award for ‘highest potential growth’ in the University’s business plan competition.

Allan said, “Having lived in St Andrews for the past four years, we have observed a gap in the market which we believe we can fill. Our course has given us a wide range of knowledge and experience in many different areas of computing and IT and we aim to provide quality, onsite solutions for our clients’ IT problems”.

Allan already has experience of running a part-time business in the form of a small/medium sized sound system. Over the past three years, this has grown and now encompasses any venue (up to 500) or genre of music. He also completed an internship with a small University of St Andrews- based business (FifeX) last summer.

For more information, telephone 07875 192 048 or email info@itonsite.co.uk. The company’s website is currently under construction – www.itonsite.co.uk.

Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information/photos, please contact Claire Grainger – 01334 462529 Ref: pressreleases/allanboyd.doc

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