John Burns - Meet the Team

John Burns

Group Managing Director and Owner

John oversees the growth of the company, setting targets to make sure that we are the best that we can be. As owner of Diamond Group, you could say that John has worked here forever and that’s not planning to change in the near future.

Starting out as a Photocopier Engineer back in 1980 John progressed to Service Manager, then Branch Manager. He then set up Diamond Business Systems in 1992 from home and grew the business by acquisition and sales to the successful company it is today. Diamond Group has changed its name and locations over the years, expanding the business to include IT, Telecoms and Finance. All this means is that Diamond Group is now a company clients can rely on for more than one service; one of the only groups in Gateshead and Team Valley that will provide customers with all the services they need to run their businesses successfully.

When he is not running Diamond group, John spends his days running around a squash court, running the Great North Run and, the most important of all, running around a cruise ship or holiday resort.