What is Ayida?
Back in 1977 I had my first experience with video games, playing Space Invaders in the local leisure centre after going swimming. From then on computers and video games became a passion for me.
When I was eleven I got my first home computer – a Sinclair ZX81 (I loved that machine) and that really was my only hobby throughout my teenage years and beyond!
It wasn’t until 1993 (after owning many different platforms and spending a lot of money on them) that I began to realise that I should really be working with my passion rather than just mucking around and building machines for fun.
After working in the IT services industry for nearly ten years I decided (along with my wife Beth) that we should setup a company to provide that personal service (and passion) to it’s clients. Ayida was born (the name coming from the Goddess of Rainbows and meaning “Happy” ) in 2003.
Since then we have grown quite a bit, but we’re still small, flexible and still have the desire to help everyone we work with.
In my spare time I still play video games (and have now got all of my five children into gaming) and I collect retro PC and video game hardware.