Edinburgh-based computer support franchise, robertson technologies, has made two appointments to its management team.

Tim Simpson, previously a Senior Sales Consultant in the business, has been made General Manager responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, while Graham Johnson has been appointed Support Manager, responsible for job planning and resourcing. Both men took up their new roles last month.

The founder and Managing Director of robertson technologies Hamish Robertson said: “We have had a tremendous run of success in attracting potential franchise owners to develop our business model throughout the country and I wanted to secure our base operation – which looks after some 170 businesses in the central belt of Scotland – with two proven performers.

“In Tim and Graham I am very confident we have appointed the right people to make our operation in Edinburgh even more finely-tuned to the needs of our growing band of customers while I make a large part of my focus the recruitment of franchise owners.”

Robertson started the business in 2005 while he was still at university. There are currently five robertson technologies franchise owners operating in Scotland and England, and the company is currently looking through around 20 serious applications for franchises. Robertson said: “I expect we will be in the position to report the sale of franchises numbers six through to eight within the next few months, though it could be one or two more than that if present indications are fulfilled.”