A TECH specialist has signed up the services of a noteworthy new sales director.

Classically-trained pianist Julian Tunstall is joining the management team at Burnley-based Holker IT.

And after working for 25 years in the IT industry, he will be well-placed to help the Phoenix Way firm scale new heights.

Mr Tunstall said: "The strong client base, skilled team and fantastic portfolio of products which have been built up over the years were all key factors in my decision, as were Holker’s ambitious plans for growth over the next few years."

Matthew Metcalfe, Holker''s managing director, said their new arrival, who will be asked to maximise revenues, had a "wealth of experience".