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I'm Andrew Challis.

IT Consultant Web Developer MBA Graduate PRINCE2 Practitioner

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About

A little bit about me.

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I was born, raised and currently live in the South West of England with my wife and 2 young boys. I have a strong interest in anything IT related and have done so from a young age. Away from IT I enjoy following football, playing skittles in a local league team and of course spending as much time as I can with the family.

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Career History and Education

I am an experienced IT Delivery lead, Software Development Manager, Software Engineer, certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and graduate from the University of Exeter, The One Planet MBA.

Work Experience

IT Delivery Lead

April 2015 - Present

KCOM Group PLC

Responsible for a number of critical systems supporting circa £100 million of annualised revenue. Leading a team of 7 Software Engineers to provide 24/7 support of the system and delivery of multiple strategic projects to support the business in growing revenue and reducing operational costs. Projects are delivered using Agile Methodology and utilising the SAFE framework.

Projects and Software Services Manager

February 2013 - April 2015

KCOM Group PLC

Additional responsibilities on top of the previous role by supporting and developing the project management team. Main objectives were to align the IT delivery team and project management team together to increase efficiency in delivery of the IT Strategy for the business.

Software Services Manager

February 2011 - February 2013

KCOM Group PLC

Part of the Senior management team leading the Eclipse brand, a £50 million revenue generating arm of KCOM Group PLC. Responsibilities were to lead the overall IT strategy by overhauling existing systems and ensuing business agility was not constrained by it's IT systems.

Senior Software Engineer

June 2007 - February 2011

KCOM Group PLC

Part of a 15 strong development team Supporting and developing the systems supporting the brand "Eclipse". Either working individually or part of a wider project team, I was involved of all aspects of the delivery lifecycle from Requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deployment and support.

Owner

2003 - April 2010

APC Services

APC Services was the trading name of my self-employed business where I provided freelance development, web hosting and domain registration services to the SME sector. At its peak it managed over 100 websites on its servers based in London. Recent progression in my full time employment led to the sale of the client base in 2010 and it ceased trading in April 2010.

Education

PRINCE2 Practitioner

2016

PRINCE2 Practitioner certified in Project Management

The One Planet MBA

2012 - 2015

University of Exeter Business School

ITIL

2010

ITIL Foundation V2

ColdFusion Expert

2009

Adobe Certified Expert (ColdFusion 8)

CIW

2007

Associate and Professional Certification

MCDST

2007

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

MCP

2006

Microsoft Certified Professional

Services

How Can I help?

With years of IT and business experience, I am sure I can assist in helping your businesses grow, work more efficiently and reduce costs through IT.

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