A look back at July

The holiday season is upon us. Whilst most people start to wind down ready for their exotic holidays, dreaming of soaking up the summer sun on golden sands with a cocktail in their hand, life at Foundation seems to get busier!

Rob and NickAfter months of recruiting, we finally found two great candidates for our Business Development Executive roles. Rob and Nick joined us fresh out of university and both have ambitions for great things. Their first few weeks have been quite intense, with a heavy training schedule to get them up-to-speed on Foundation IT, our customers, and the Dell portfolio. Both guys have fit into the team quickly and have a really important role to play at Foundation, helping to support our sales and marketing efforts. They’ll also be spending three days a week in Dell’s Demand Generation Team so it’ll help to further cement our great relationship with Dell.

Speaking of Dell, this month we were lucky to have some fabulous training from Richard Browne on the new VRTX solution; a converged infrastructure for mid-market organisations. And I enjoyed a great session with Dave Duerden and Sarah Wyatt from Dell’s Cloud Client Computing team to discuss how we can work together on some joint marketing campaigns.

STOP PRESS!!

CraigI_200I’d like to take a moment to recognise a Foundation superstar. As you’ll be aware from our blog, our amazing Infrastructure Consultant Craig Inskip has been consumed in our large data centre consolidation project. It’s involved a lot of hard work, long hours and several trips to the States (the next one is planned for tomorrow). In recognition of his dedication, our Managing Director, Andy Sellers, awarded Craig a certificate of achievement. Unfortunately he still has a few weeks to wait until his prize is finished being made and delivered.

Another Foundation superstar is our Senior Client Manager, Adam Start. This month he’s acquired some fabulous new projects that the team are really excited about, and he’s completed the RideLondon100 race raising over £1,250 for Asthma UK. Of course, it’s not all hard work as he also managed to enjoy a day’s racing with one of his clients!

Mad 1Inside Foundation the fun continues with our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Sophie Gillette, a SharePoint Analyst with our sister company Foundation SP, arranged a big lunch for everyone. We all bought something from home and enjoyed a picnic outside in our beautiful garden. We celebrated two birthdays – Jill Oxley and Andy McCartan – and this involved a lot of cake (of course!!). And Jill was also nice enough to invite a few of the team to her house for lunch and a dip in her pool when the weather was so hot, it felt like we were melting!!

If you’d like to join in the fun we’re always looking for talented Infrastructure Consultants and End-User Computing Consultants, so why not get in touch.

NOTE: If you are an agency, please DO NOT call us. We only work with a few select agencies and are not looking to speak with anyone new.

Next month is already looking exciting with lots of exciting projects on the horizon and a trip up to Glasgow so Nick and Rob can meet some of Dell’s Education and PTG teams. To kick things off in style, my first job is organising a company update; a chance to get everyone together to consider the bigger picture over a drink, some yummy food (fingers crossed the weather holds out for a BBQ) and the all-important “Employee of the Quarter”. Can’t wait!!

Author: Alice Hollis, Marketing Manager
AliceAlice takes care of our brand, and supports the sales team. Before joining Foundation IT, she worked as a consultant for a number of IT and technology companies, helping to increase their brand awareness and launch new products. Alice also manages the marketing for our sister company, Foundation SP, ensuring close collaboration between both companies and their partners.

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