Having worked at Pryers in an administrative role since October 2011 and on the back of a National Diploma in Software Development and a Foundation Degree in Applied Computing, I moved into the IT Department in May 2013 as an IT Technician.
When an opportunity arose in October 2015, having recently finished my Degree top-up to a BSc, I was promoted to IT Manager and have since transformed it into a streamlined, reliable and helpful department at the heart of the business.
I live in York and have a keen interest in music, board games, video games, animals and ultramarathon running. I also try to be constantly working towards something academic and achieved a mark of Commendation for an MSc in Distributed Systems and Networks via distance learning in October 2018. I am currently working towards the OSCP, which will allow me to further assess, strengthen and maintain our system security.
Almost four years of working in administration roles between Pryers and my previous Firm has really given me a firm knowledge of how the business uses IT from the bottom up. I have brought this into my role as IT Manager and use it to try and make the other staff members’ work days as simple and intuitive as possible. Two examples of major projects I have undertaken have been:
- Purchasing a new server architecture and performing a migration of all software systems and domain settings to the new servers. This involved working closely with third party vendors and setting out a timetable so that everything could be done with minimal disruption.
- Creating a staged, automated workflow for cases in our Case Management System. This has involved working closely with a Partner and Solicitor and then training staff on the updates systems and is still ongoing.