I am the IT manager for Chubb Bulleid and I look after and support 60+ network users in our three offices in Wells, Street and Somerton.
My main role as an IT Manger is to keep the wheels turning and ensure that there are no interruptions to the various services that our staff depend upon to carry out their work efficiently. My chief concern these days is security which requires constant attention in order to keep up with the various cyber threats to which we are exposed, and I am pleased to say that as a result of the work that we have done, we have achieved the Cyber Essentials Certification accreditation in respect of our security systems and procedures.
In addition to network maintenance and user support I also maintain the company’s website and Social Media pages which involves me with the company’s marketing a social activity which is aninteresting part of my work. I work very closely with our Office Manager and HR Manager regarding staff the movement of staff between offices and the daily problems arising from staff holidays and sickness etc.
As a Company Chubb Bulleid are forward looking and are prepared to embrace change when those changes result in improvements to service levels. As a result we are always looking at ways to improve our IT systems and this work falls very much to me and brings me into regular contact with the Directors and Board members.
I joined Chubb Bulleid in 2008 when I was asked to investigate a particular problem that they were experiencing at the time. I was then running my own IT Support Company in the area and took the job on as a one off task. Following that work I was asked to review their IT systems and report back with recommendations which I was then asked to implement – 10 years later and two network upgrades in the bag, I am still here!
Outside of work I enjoy Gardening, Riding my Motorbike, Decorating and surprise, surprise running my own hobby website, Blog and Social Media Pages on the subject of Old Tobacco Tins, Cigarette tins and vintage smoking items collectively known as Tobacciana.
Favourite film – Blade Runner and Wall-e, the best animated film ever!
Favourite Drink – A nice bottle of Shiraz or good pint of real ale
Favourite Time – Seeing my family and grandchildren
Dream car – Landrover Range Rover Sport