I am an ICT Manager/Leader with almost 18 years experience in ICT industry within the Private sector. I have worked for several organisations over my career dealing with most leading UK ICT vendors working on projects from Virtual Desktop Implementation, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Storage Solutions, Network Hardware & Supplier Migrations etc. I am confident, hardworking, reliable and responsible individual with a very positive “can do” attitude who loves challenge.
I am currently Group ICT Infrastructure Manager for The Banks Group, a family owner Private Limited Company with around 500 employees based in the North East of England. Banks specialize in Construction, Mining, Renewable Energy, Property Development and Waste Management. Since joining Banks in June 2008 the groups ICT has undergone a huge transformation evolving from “Comms in a Cupboard” with racks of isolated “one role” per server physical servers to a resilient, highly available and sophisticated virtual environment running on leading edge hybrid storage arrays whilst at the same time drastically reducing our carbon footprint.
Currently, suppliers and peers view us as innovative leaders who are not afraid to embrace new and emerging technologies. Through development of road-maps we have been able to reduce risk, profile growth, plan appropriately and deliver fit for purpose, reliable and resilient market leading ICT infrastructure effectively both on time and under budget. Our leading infrastructure has drastically increased the profile of ICT within the organisation. Through proactive monitoring and implementation of robust underlying hardware traditional technical support “fire-fighting” is a thing of the past and we are now viewed by our customers as enablers, able to react and adapt quickly in a fast paced ever changing environment.
I’m always keen to hear from former colleagues, peers, suppliers, or other like-minded people so feel free to drop me a line if you’d like to connect.