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Meet Henry, our new SharePoint Consultant

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We love getting to know the new members that join our team! Everyone, meet Henry!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

In no particular order I am a husband, father, son, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother and dog owner. I was born in Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pies but from an early age moved into the Chesterfield area and now reside in York.

I have always had a keen interest in IT, with my first real hands on experience stemming from building my own computers back in the day. When I was unable to find a role in hardware, which was my initial passion, I took on my first IT role as a first line support engineer in 2006. I have been working in IT ever since and it is within this time that I was introduced to SharePoint by way of MOSS 2007 and have remained focussed on SharePoint ever since and in more recent times Office 365 and associated technologies.

I pride myself on my integrity and I am extremely customer focussed. Customer satisfaction is paramount in all that I do.

Give us some fun facts about you!

I love Ice Hockey and aim to watch every Blue Jackets game, albeit after the fact with it being on at stupid o’clock in this part of the world. I did once ask that they come over and play the Sheffield Steelers but was understandably ignored. If I ever need a live hockey fix, then the Steelers are my go to team.

I used to be known as Hal and still am to my Mum and Dad. I will save the story of how I transitioned from Hal to my birth name of Henry for another day. Nothing sinister but quite boring.

I have recently acquired a black working lab puppy, which we have named Juno. In the short time that we have had Juno, I conclude that babies are 1000% easier than puppies.

I attempt to do a bit of gardening in my spare time. I don’t really know what I am doing but find it extremely satisfying nonetheless. I do however take it far too hard if a plant dies on me.

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

What has been one of your biggest challenges so far?

Transitioning from working for a big corporate machine to a smaller company. However I can see already that the way of working here just makes sense, particularly when it comes to project management. It is all about creating the right solution, for the right reasons, giving the customer the best results and not just a yes service and a copy and paste methodology that I have become accustomed to in other roles.

Have your perceptions about Intelligent Decisioning changed from what you knew about Id before?

I was pretty impressed at the interview stage and have not seen anything to alter that opinion since joining ID. I love how you are able to just get on with something but equally never be far from a friendly face for advice or to bounce ideas off of. I am loving the agile way of working, it just makes so much sense and I am wondering why this isn’t the best practice up and down the country for those wanting to maximise on their technology investments.

I also love the active involvement this company has in community events, showing that technology is more than just a 9-5 for this business.

Do you have any words of advice for aspiring people applying for Intelligent Decisioning?

If you want to work for a business that cares about you and the services that it is providing, then this is the place to be.

Meet Nik, our new SharePoint Administrator!

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This week we are putting the ID spotlight on our new SharePoint Administrator Nik!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Nik, I’m 33 (I think…stopped keeping track after 30). I’m originally from a small town in Derbyshire called Matlock but now reside on the outskirts of Matlock in an even smaller town called Darley Dale with my wife and baby girl.

I live quite an active social life and always have, whether it be playing football, training/teaching martial arts, going to the pub or just spending the time with family. I don’t remember the last time I had two days in a row of just doing nothing.

Give us some fun facts about you!

When I started playing football as a youth, I was top goal scorer for 3 or 4 seasons running getting on average 40 goals a season. Now I’m older I couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo.

I trained in martial arts most of my life and hold a third-degree black belt for Ju-Jitsu in the UK. I’m a recognised second-degree black belt in Japan.

I’ve been on stage with the Icelandic Eurovision song winners Lordi at Download Festival.

Give us three emojis to describe your team!

I’ve gone for the chap that looks intelligent as I thought I knew a good amount about SharePoint before I started here. Then I met the team and realised how vast the knowledge base was at Intelligent Decisioning.

The guy having a good chuckle as having only been here a week and I’ve managed to have a good laugh with the team.

And finally, the horns. After a team lunch I found that several of them, like me can be found in the sweaty crowds of some of the UK Rock and Metal festivals.

What have you enjoyed so far about being at Intelligent Decisioning?

To be honest…everything. It’s a great team to work with, the customers I’ve dealt with have all been pleasant and they got me a bacon sandwich on Friday (what’s not to love).

Have your perceptions about Intelligent Decisioning changed from what you knew about Id before?

Not really. The only things I knew about ID before I started where what I saw on their Website and what I learnt from the Interview.

The website described a good team and a good product…Tick

The interview described an easy group to get along with and good prospects for the future…Tick

Do you have any words of advice for aspiring people applying for Intelligent Decisioning?

Get involved. Whether you’re at the top of your fields or looking to get started, it’s very accepting here and with such a wealth of knowledge you won’t go far wrong.