Get to know the Soltech IT team: Adam Lane

  • By Gabrielle Cox
  • 31 Jul, 2017

From favourite pieces of tech to the best part of their job, as part of our our latest blog series, get to know our Soltech IT team a little better.  

Describe your role at Soltech IT. 
I’m the Technical Director as Soltech IT. I’ve been working here since August 2011, when I started as a part time employee. I was Richard’s first member of staff! After a matter of weeks I was working full time. My roles include planning for installs and upgrades, looking after the business customers and making sure the engineers are happy and completing all their work. No day is the same. One day you’re taking support calls, the next you’re planning a new server infrastructure for a multi million pound turnover company! Very exciting!
 
What skills do you think you bring to your role?
Having worked in various IT roles over the last 23 years, I feel I can deal with clients at all technical levels and understand their requirements.
 
What is your favourite piece of tech or gadget?
My Kerio Firewall as it lets me control my children’s internet access when they annoy me. Oh, the power! Closely followed by Spotify.
 
Outside of work what is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Trying to do exciting things with the children before they start arguing with each other.
 
What are you listening to/ reading/ watching at the moment?
In the last few months, I appear to have become addicted to 70’s Funk and Soul! Jackson Sisters, Tony Joe White, Nina Simone, The Jimmy Caster Bunch to name but a few. Watching... Game of Thrones. Reading… nothing anymore. Favourite book… And the Ass Saw The Angel by Nick Cave
 
Who would you invite (real, fictional, dead or alive) to your dream dinner party?
Aretha Franklin (to provide pre-diner entertainment), Prof. Stephen Hawking, John Belushi, Billy Connolly, Steve Jobs and The Bonzo Dog Band (to provide post-diner entertainment, because they are all mad!).
 

SOLTECH IT NEWS

By Gabrielle Cox 20 Sep, 2017
With September fully under way and children back in school, we thought it was the perfect time to round up a brilliant Summer for Soltech IT. 

At the start of the Summer, we were thrilled to be able to donate £100 to Winscombe Primary School whilst at their Summer Fete. Working with and supporting local education and business establishments is something we're very passionate about so it was a pleasure to make the contribution. 

Recent months have also been a fantastic time for expansion within the company, with two fantastic new team members joining. You can read all about their new roles here and here! With us only set to grow more in the coming months, watch this space!

The Summer was rounded off with two award nominations. We are very proud to have been nominated for a Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Award, for the second year in a row as well as 
By Gabrielle Cox 19 Sep, 2017

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Witcombe as our new Account Manager. 

Richard has brought huge levels of innovated ideas to the company and has been a valued member of technical support team since his early days with the company. 

In his new role, Richard will draw upon his technical knowledge and his experiences to provide technical solutions for our clients. 

“Richard is a dedicated employee who has clearly shown his ability to work within a technical sales account management role. I was delighted to learn that Richard had accepted this opportunity to move across to the sales division and I look forward to working with him over the coming years”, said Stuart Clark, Sales Director at Soltech IT.

By Gabrielle Cox 13 Sep, 2017
As well as our recent nomination for a Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Award we are thrilled to announce we are a finalist in the Business Leader Awards 2017. 

As detailed on their website, the event has become the most prestigious business awards in the South West and celebrates business and enterprise across small, medium & large companies.

Over 180 businesses were entered, with 14 judges spending five weeks  whittling them down to just four per category. 

The winner of each category will be revealed at the Awards on Thursday September 28.
  
Richard Sheppard, Soltech IT Founding Director, commented, "The past year has been fantastic for Soltech IT, having already been nominated for another award just a few weeks ago, this is just the icing on the cake. The fellow nominees are fantastic and we're very proud to have been announced as a finalist from such great competition. The awards evening will be a fantastic event, we look forward to finding out the winner!" 

For a list of all of this years finalists head here !

For more information on the range of IT support services and solutions we are able to provide for both education and business sectors, make sure to visit out website or pop us an email to sales@soltechit.co.uk for more information.

By Gabrielle Cox 12 Sep, 2017
We are happy to announce that we will be attending the upcoming Business Showcase South West event on the 11th October at Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol.  

Not only will we be exhibiting on the day, we are also very excited to be presenting a seminar in the Dolman Hall, Seminar Area.  We are teaming up with Rowena Fielding and her colleagues from Protecture to bring you an informative and must see talk on the new General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR). Although lots of businesses are aware of the upcoming regulations many are not prepared for it's arrival on the 25th May. 

The talk will take you through what to expect, the IT requirements you'll need to meet and the next steps for you and your business. 

It would be really fantastic to see you there; to register for the talk head here & make sure to sign up to the free delegate ticket. 
By Gabrielle Cox 07 Sep, 2017

We are delighted to welcome new Telesales Executive, Caroline Williams to our team.  

With a career spanning many years, Caroline brings with her a wealth of qualities which are sure to enhance and benefit Soltech IT.  

Sales Director, Stuart Clark commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Caroline to our expanding Sales and Marketing division. I am sure her extensive experience and passion will be a credit to our operations. Her enthusiasm is infectious.”  

“Caroline will be instrumental in expanding UK sales across our education, business and distribution market space, whilst also developing and enhancing existing customer relationships.”

By Gabrielle Cox 04 Sep, 2017

Soltech IT are pleased to announce the appointment of Faye Weller as Soltech IT’s new UK Sales Manager.  

Faye joins Soltech IT having worked within the education and public sector for industry recognised organisations, including Epson and VMware. Her experience working at both reseller and distribution levels adds a new and exciting aspect to the business as Soltech IT continues to develop new and exciting opportunities in the UK market.  

Managing Director, Richard Sheppard commented. “With Stuart Clark recently joining the board of directors, the UK Sales Manager position was always going to be temporarily vacant, so we are delighted have found our ideal replacement so soon.”  

“Faye will join the senior management team and will be responsible for our continued nationwide expansion within education, whilst also creating new educational distributions channels within the UK.”

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