Who are we?

ANEW Solutions Limited was established in 2007 bringing together the specialism of Oakleaf IT, established in 2000 to provide proactive computer support in the Yorkshire and Humberside regions and The Initiative Consultancy Limited, established by Andrew Sterling in 2006 to provide business-focused IT services to SMEs looking to get more value from their annual IT spend.

ANEW Solutions is a Microsoft Silver Competency – Small and Mid-Market Cloud Solutions Partner which means we utilise and have access to the latest methodologies and techniques from Microsoft to get the very best from your IT investments.  We were previously an accredited server-based Microsoft Small Business Specialist (until this competency was retired).

We approach project work, however small, by listening to your requirements, offering a review then feeding back our recommendations and the approach we will take. We will identify where “on-premise” and “cloud” technologies can improve the communication, collaboration and productivity of your organisation, now and in the future. 

With any IT work there is quite often downtime but we endeavour to keep this to a minimum and we always manage your expectations accordingly.


Meet The Team

Andrew Sterling
Managing Director

The Boss, “although nobody listens to me”, has been in IT roles since 1988.

Andrew has worked for Bridon International, Andersen Consulting, Oracle Corporation, Diagonal (an SAP reseller), an IBM Cognos reseller before becoming disillusioned with coporate IT and setting up his own IT consultancy.

Andrew is married to Carys and has 2 children, Isabelle is at University and Euan is studying A levels.

Andrew is a keen football fan (and still plays Sunday League), enjoys cooking, reading and existentialist philosophy.

David Allison
Technical Director

Joined from BT in 2008, so has been a key member of staff for many years.

David oversees existing client engagement and future projects. and is key in delivering new technologies to clients, ensuring deployment is carried out to the highest of standards. David is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

David is married to Nilesha and has a son, Ashvin.

Outside of work, apart from family, David enjoys a wide range of music and is an avid follower of Newcastle United.

Chris Revell
Senior Support Consultant

Chris joined ANEW in 2011 after a stint working 1 day every few weeks to gain commercial IT experience.

Chris is rich in technical knowledge and is very tenacious when it comes to finding solutions to issues. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Chris is married to Donna and has 2 sons, Thomas and Ethan.

Outside of a hectic family life, Chris follows Liverpool FC, Formula 1 and enjoys a variety of Music and Food.

Harry Pearson
Support Consultant

Harry joined in 2013 under a modern apprenticeship scheme.

Harry’s role is to be in the office (more often than not) to answer the telephone and make sure support calls are followed through.

Outside of work Harry enjoys ……..

Carys McMahon
Administration & Finance

On a part-time basis, Carys tidies the electronic paperwork and chases outstanding invoices (very professionally).

As well as being a supply teacher, Carys looks after her University based daughter, enjoys walking, the theatre, her greenhouse and the men in her life.