It is with deep regret that as Managing Director I have to announce the ceasing of trade of T&T Consultancy Limited.
T&T, a UK-owned company funded exclusively by Tracey and Terry Clasper and Tracey Corfield, has been involved in the assistive technology arena since March 1999. As well as providing a broad range of services to people with Assistive Technology needs within the UK, the company has also been responsible for developing a range of products, the most well known of which is J-Say; technology which without doubt makes a huge difference to the lives of many individuals with a challenging mix of needs.
This work we could not of achieved without having a dedicated team of UK-based employees, past and current, a terrific US commercial partner in the shape of Next Generation Technologies, and a group of highly dedicated unpaid individuals the world over who have been involved in the testing of our products.
However, over the past year, it has become increasingly more difficult, primarily due to the challenges placed upon us by the UK economy, to sustain our operation, and it is for this reason, and this reason alone, that a decision has been made to call it a day!
On behalf of everyone involved in our company over the past 13 years, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who has been a customer of T&T. We thank you for allowing us to be of service to you in whatever way we have been, and we hope we have in some small way, made a difference to the way you use and interact with assistive technology in your life!
However, whilst on the one hand I feel saddened by this announcement, it is not all bad news!
Two former members of staff who fully embrace the goals and objectives that T&T Consultancy held so highly, and who have been working with us for many years, are, I’m delighted to say, intending to take forward many aspects of the business.
Under the name of Astec Assistive Technology Solutions limited, Simon and Catherine Pool have begun trading in their own right within the assistive technology arena. Building on their relationships with customers and clients of T&T Consultancy the company is now, with immediate effect, providing training, software, hardware and support for individuals and businesses alike.
Astec will take forward and continue to develop the many exciting products which T&T Consultancy created, such as J-Say, J-Tools and many others and will strive to train and support existing and new customers alike with the same professionalism and enthusiasm that T&T achieved so well.
The new website for Astec is currently being developed, so why not visit their holding page astec-at-co.uk and subscribe to the mailing list and be one of the first to be notified when the site goes "live". Alternatively for more information regarding Astec, please contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish Simon and Catherine all the very best in this new venture, and urge you, should you feel the new company can assist you in any way, to contact them.