About us

Discover Veritek

Veritek delivers after sales service and solutions across the UK and mainland Europe.

Drawing on 30 years of award-winning service, Veritek provides a wide range of installation, maintenance and support solutions to equipment manufacturers and end users across sectors, including Photo Imaging, Print and Graphics, Healthcare and Optical, and Digital Cinema.

Realising that no two industries, nor any two customers are the same. Veritek thinks creatively to design tailored solutions to meet the needs of your business; driving down cost and improving service.

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International

Our history

Management Team

Quality

International

Veritek’s customers include many of the world’s leading brands in Photo Imaging, Print and Graphics, Healthcare and Optical, and Digital Cinema.

Initially established in the UK, our international coverage has expanded to meet the growing needs of our client base.

We are now a pan-European organisation with fully owned and controlled operations in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. Our highly skilled, employed engineers stretch across these territories and also into Belgium, Netherlands, France and Portugal. This infrastructure allows us to deliver service across these territories; we are also able to offer support into neighbouring countries offering our customers a unique pan-European solution.

Customers benefit from one contact, one phone number, and one invoice with service delivered across a number of European countries.

Alberto Pedreno (HP’s EMEA GSS Operational Development Manager )commented: “Our partnership with Veritek has further enhanced our service and helped reduce cost”  he cited that HP’s customer’s benefited from “improved response times, provided by locally based Veritek engineers across Europe”.

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Our history

Veritek History Timeline

As a Veritek partner, you will have the advantage of our many years of service and our intimate knowledge of the industries and markets in which we operate.

Established in 1985, Veritek began by offering after sales services to the Photo imaging sector. Our business has evolved in tandem with the manufacturers we work with and the end users who use their products, embracing new technologies and adapting to the shift from analogue to digital.

Key milestones in the Veritek timeline include entry into Healthcare in 2007 as the outsourcing partner to AGFA Healthcare; extension into Optometry in 2010 with Boots Opticians; diversification into Graphics in 2011 with Epson – a position since consolidated by our thriving European partnership with Hewlett Packard; and further success in Digital Cinema from 2012 with Sony and more recently with Barco and Christie.

Management Team

Our optimised management structure ensures that we remain close to our staff and customers. A strong management team ensures the business is financially strong, operationally efficient, customer aware and striving for the next challenge. Our clients rely on Veritek’s network of more than 300 highly skilled technicians and support staff, located across Europe.

As well as being specialists in their field, our engineers are trained by the equipment manufacturers’ own technical teams, giving them a complete understanding of your valuable hardware and software assets.

Ben Pickard, Group Commercial Director

Ben is a qualified accountant and spent the majority of his career, previous to Veritek, working within the manufacturing sector. Ben joined Veritek in 2008 as Group Financial Controller.  He became Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and Chief Financial and Operating Officer in 2017.  Ben has been overseeing the financial management and control of the business and has had overall responsibility for the Operations teams, including Quality and HR departments.

At the beginning of 2019, with the appointment of a new Operations Director, Ben has taken on the role of Group Commercial Director to focus on managing the relationships with Veriteks ever growing customer base.

Ben is married and has a son; he enjoys cooking, music and art and attempts to stay fit mountain biking and cross country running.

Colin Drury, Operations Director

Colin is a seasoned operational leader, having held several senior positions within the telecommunications, media, digital cinema, and payment services sectors. He has a focus on continuous service improvement, driving client satisfaction and developing efficient operational processes. Joining Veritek in January 2019, his responsibilities include developing and implementing the operational strategy along with the day to day management of the UK Operations team. Outside of work, Colin and his partner are kept busy by the six children they have between them, but he still finds time to enjoy football, films, writing and travel.

Mark Harrison, Group Finance Director

Mark is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 15 years of experience across various industries and sectors. Mark has extensive international accounting experience and is someone who leads from the front in a professional manner, ensuring both efficiencies and best practice accounting are employed. Mark joined Veritek Global in May 2019 as Group Finance Director and is responsible for all Financial and HR aspects of the group.

Mark is married with 2 boys and is a sports fan and passionate Liverpool football fan. When time permits Mark enjoys watching films, travelling and following the financial markets.

Jeremy Pitt, Sales and Marketing Director

Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in sales and sales management, holding several senior positions with start-ups in the software services industry. He has been responsible for developing sales process and driving cost savings and increased revenues for new clients. Jeremy has joined Veritek to expand our OEM service offering, into new clients in new market sectors.
Jeremy has a passion for cars and car restoration, in particular, Jaguar cars. He is also involved with the running of his local non-league football team Worcester City FC.

James Salamon, Head of Business Development

As Veritek’s Head of Business Development, and drawing on his 17 year experience with Veritek; James takes the leading role in identifying new business opportunities and designing service solutions. James was previously self-employed with retail businesses on the high street and online. James has a passion for adventure sports including Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Kitesurfing and regularly ‘Wakeboards’ with his 12 year old daughter!

Vanni Chiesa, GM – Italy

Vanni is GM of Veritek Italy srl and he manages a team of 8 members and more than 20 freelancers and third party companies. In 2008 he joined Veritek (CMS at that time) to oversee Italian business. Prior to joining Veritek he began his career with Agfa Gevaert SpA where he held the position of Service Manager in Photo Imaging Division.

Rene Spang , GM – Iberia

René has prior experience as Technical & Operation Manager, Sales Manager and General Manager for several civil engineering and photo companies in Bogotá (Col.) and Madrid. René is responsible for financial and administrative management and also focuses on new business development. René is a Frenchman by birth and arrived in Spain in 1999 where he has lived since, and before that spent twelve years in Colombia. He has two grown children and enjoys reading 19th and 20th century literature.

Andrew Light, GM – Germany

Andrew Light, General Manager at Veritek GmbH in Willich, Germany, graduated with a degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 1975.

After working in R&D in the UK, Andrew worked in customer service for various high tech companies such as Crosfield Electronics, Optronics, Cymbolic Sciences, Gretag Professional and AGFA. Andrew’s career in customer service started as a Field Service Engineer, developed into local service management and progressed to regional and pan-European responsibilities leading to his current position as General Manager at Veritek GmbH.

During his career Andrew has lived in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys exploring the scenic beauty of the Eifel region where he now lives, skiing and helping his wife in her quilting business.

Quality

We understand that outsourcing any part of your business is to entrust us with your products and customers, as well as the wider reputation of your organisation. Veritek focuses on quality of service delivery and business processes to ensure that your trust in us enhances your reputation.

Veritek Global Ltd. is an ISO 9001 and ISO27001 registered business; our business systems ensure efficient and documented processes which not only conform to the international standards, but deliver fast, effective and efficient service to our customers.

Our commitment to quality is the reason we are an award-winning provider in our field and why our clients speak of our “extraordinary support, service and commitment” Reinhard Kübler (HP).