5 Minutes With… Steve Boyes, director of FUEL – High Performance IT

M:TEK has welcomed a handful of new tenants over the past few months, as businesses here thrive here and outgrow their Monaghan office space. Among the recent arrivals is FUEL – High Performance IT, a specialist consultancy headquartered in Northern Ireland and employing 16 across three locations; the company chose Monaghan as their first base in the Republic of Ireland. We caught up with FUEL director, Steve Boyes, to find out a little more about the company’s plans for future expansion and why they decided to set up an office in Monaghan.

Steve Boyes, FUEL – High Performance IT, pictured with Ann Treanor, Enterprising Monaghan


What exactly does FUEL do?
FUEL Supplies and Implements IT Infrastructure solutions. We are also both a “Sage Business Partner” and a “SAP Business One Partner”. We offer consultancy and design services for Network Infrastructures and provide full training and implementation on ERP solutions including General Financial accounting (Including Payroll), Manufacture Management and as well as frontline software and infrastructure support services. Areas of industry expertise include Manufacturing, Service Management/Customer Service, Private Healthcare Management and Wholesale/Distribution including Mobile Working Solutions.

When was the company set up?
The Company was established 25 years ago by the current CEO – Paul Trouton while studying at Queens University in Belfast.

Why Monaghan as a business location?
Having taken considerable time reviewing a number of business locations in between Dublin and the border counties, FUEL decided on Monaghan because of the welcome we received from the business community and the clear business buzz and energy that currently exists in the area. FUEL have already successfully expanded into Scotland and England, and Ireland holds an exciting prospect for the company’s plan for growth, with the arrival of Brexit on the horizon.

Although we’re determined to engage fully with the local business community and enjoy all the benefits of a growing economy, Monaghan is less than 30 miles from the other Irish FUEL office in Craigavon.

What is it like working in M:TEK?
M-TEK provides FUEL with a professionally managed office space that is well known to all business organisations in the area. With the added ability of hosting business meetings and corporate events, M:TEK delivers all that we need and more, to help establish our FUEL – High Performance IT brand and grow our business turnover.

What are your company’s plans for the future?
With, as mentioned before, establishing offices in Scotland and England, Monaghan is seen by the Directors of FUEL, a major area of business growth for the company. While in the early stages of establishing the FUEL brand in the Monaghan area by senior members of staff from the Craigavon office, FUEL hopes to expand its customer base in the near future, and have local professional staff managing and maintaining our Monaghan business base.

Find out more at itfuel.com and find FUEL on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.