Andrew is a native of Achiltibuie in the North West Highlands of Scotland where he lived until University called him away to Edinburgh where he now lives. Following a degree in Communication and Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Advanced Antenna Engineering, he further developed his skills in technology and teaching before moving into consultancy some 18 years ago. Andrew is a founding Director and MD at FarrPoint.
Glasgow City Council contracted FarrPoint to identify and scope potential early digital infrastructure projects in the city that are consistent with Scotland’s world class 2020 strategy for digital infrastructure. The team presented to the Scottish Cities Alliance and we were extremely pleased with the session and the FarrPoint support on the day.
- Lynsey Telford, Strategy & Policy, Economic Development, Glasgow City Council
Please accept my thanks for all your efforts on this and other University projects. Calum in particular has ‘gone the extra mile’ on a number of occasions and I have enjoyed working with FarrPoint on all our recent initiatives. Your input has been invaluable.
- Dr Brian Mullins, IT Director, University of the West of Scotland
The Energy Services team were delighted with the service afforded by FarrPoint. In particular the friendly approach, professionalism, quality of input and timeliness of response to any work requests or questions.
- Major UK Energy Company
Frankly, the Farrpoint input to the project was absolutely invaluable and brought the perfect balance of detailed product and technical knowledge along with wider industry awareness to produce a specification that achieved exactly what we needed and all in an unavoidably compressed timescale.
Stirling Council commissioned FarrPoint, through a competitive procurement, to develop a broadband strategy for the region. The Council recognises good internet access is a key enabler for future social and economic benefits, and the development of a strategy to improve internet connectivity was a high priority for the Council.
- Kevin Robertson, Head of Economy Planning & Regulation
Calum and FarrPoint have delivered several consultancy contracts to the Highland Council in relation to telephony and networks over recent years. We have benefitted from these contracts and have enjoyed working closely with Calum and his colleagues. I would recommend Calum for his depth of knowledge with regard to IP telephony and the ease of working with him.
- Jon Shepherd, ICT Strategy and Projects Manager, The Highland Council
We have worked with FarrPoint consultants over a number of years and appreciate their honesty and straightforward approach when adding value to our projects. This is a highly sought after quality these days and we know that we will get real value for money when we bring the FarrPoint team into assist our internal team
- Calum Macleod, IT Director, Barchester Healthcare
The experience of working with FarrPoint created an effective partnership. We were very impressed with their people, who are down to earth and friendly, their delivery was to an excellent standard, and their in depth knowledge of technology helped us tremendously
- Ian Reid, IT Manager Dumfries Fire & Rescue Service
We are delighted with the assistance FarrPoint provided in developing a successful, secure and well managed WLAN strategy for the Council. Their independence and knowledge of the marketplace coupled with a clear grasp of our requirements, proved invaluable.
- Alan Cruickshank, IT Manager East Lothian Council
We needed a robust technical and commercial analysis of the potential benefits and associated costs to renew this network and FarrPoint delivered exactly what we needed.
- Henry Thompson, Head of IT Scottish Borders Council
FarrPoint was appointed to support HIE in their successful bid for NGB funding and to provide technical and project advice to this multimillion pound NGB procurement...
- Highlands & Islands Enterprise - Next Generation Broadband Support