OrderWise & New Staff Make The Move To 14,000 Square Foot Building Expansion
Following our growing success as one of the UK’s leading Business Management Software companies, we have officially completed the £1.3 million expansion to our premises in Saxilby. This exciting progression has almost doubled the floor space of our existing building and allowed for the rapid growth of staff to continue.
Growing from a workforce of 80 to more than 170 in just over a year, the new building will house our rapidly inflating staff numbers as team members from Sales, Marketing, Client Account Management, Support and Reports already begin to settle into the new office space. With an open plan design and modern décor, the newest part of the building reflects the positive and forward-thinking attitude of the entire OrderWise family.
David Hallam, Director and founder of OrderWise, said: “Having experienced rapid growth over the last few years, we found that we had quite literally outgrown our existing premises.”
“We’ve not only got a fantastic new building that’s seamlessly linked to the rest of the office, but we also have ample room for our 165+ staff and any new recruits that come along this year.”
Continuing the exciting evolution, here at OrderWise we now have a larger mock warehouse environment, designed to train new staff and clients, as well as test new software developments. With some of our departments moving from our existing premises into this new expansion, it has now also created space for several additional training and meeting rooms within the building.
The completion of the OrderWise expansion, along with the recent introduction of our all-new generator has ensured complete self-sufficiency and has contributed towards our continued dedication to meet and surpass the needs of our clients. It is an exciting time for the whole company with even more progression just around the corner.
Recruitment Drive Continues With 9 More New Starters
Following this substantial growth in floor space, here at OrderWise we have continued our recruitment drive to help us further enhance the support and resources available to our expanding customer base.
Over the last few months we have employed a total of 9 new members of staff across the business, with each one brought on to fulfil a specific role within one of our various departments. Included in this large batch of new starters are:
Dominic Garlick – Implementation Specialist
The first of our new starters, Dominic joins our Implementation team as an Implementation Specialist. Having previously worked as an Installation & Training Consultant implementing Car Dealership Management software, Dominic has an excellent headstart to what the role entails and will be heading out to visit clients with confidence thanks to his on-site experience. At home, Dominic is kept busy with his three children with which he loves to spend time! With all his spare time spent implementing bed times, we can be sure Dominic will be great at implementing OrderWise too!
Neil Baker – Software Trainer
As our newest Trainer, Neil joins us having previously worked with Car Dealer Management Software and Property Portfolio Software. His wealth of experience in training and support implementation in his previous roles has provided Neil with the knowledge to effectively teach both our clients and staff on how to use OrderWise. Outside of the office, Neil enjoys going for brisk walks or runs with his dog, Marmite, as well as being a keen cyclist and a dab hand at golf. We are thrilled to see Neil settling into his new role having made it through the initial training and he is already ON PAR to be a successful OrderWise trainer!
Lindsay Smith – Technical Author
Joining the Testing Team, Lindsay’s primary role will be to ensure the OrderWise Help Guide is always up-to-date. Lindsay has previously worked as a Department Learning Officer in the Design & Technology department of Sir Robert Pattinson Academy and prior to that was a Key Accounts Manager at Ruddocks. Lindsay has a degree in Graphic Design and has used this to run her own small business called Fluttercuts which sells homemade papercut cards and frames. Alongside her busy lifestyle, Lindsay also enjoys photography and travelling… we wonder where she PICTURES herself on holiday next?
Nathan Barber – Technical Support Advisor
Nathan joins the Support team as a Technical Support Advisor having just finished studying Computer Science Games Development at Lincoln University. His excellent knowledge of computers will give Nathan the skills to easily assist clients with any technical queries. Nathan cites his hobbies as asset design for computer games and tending to his bearded dragon and snake at home. You could say his love for lizards is off the SCALE!
Sophie Bradley – Client Account Manager
The first of our new Client Account Managers is Sophie, who’s gained valuable experience in client relations working as Deputy Events Manager for Lincolnshire YMCA. Sophie has also recently graduated with a degree in CMI Business Leadership and Management at Lincoln University, which will stand her in good stead for the new role! Sophie has worked for various music events and festival promoters alongside a broad list of artists and, when she’s not working at them, enjoys attending festivals too! It must be IN-TENTS spending so much time at music events!
Thomas Brocklesby – Client Account Manager
Also joining the Client Services team is Tom Brocklesby. Tom is well versed in the requirements of his new role having previously worked as an Internal Account Manager for a warehouse company. Prior to that, Tom worked as a Car Sales Executive and gained plenty of experience working alongside clients and catering to their needs. Tom really enjoys spending time with his girlfriend outside of work and finds he doesn’t ever have a moment spare! We hope Tom can find a little time for all the autograph requests he tells us he’s expecting off the back of this newsletter appearance.
Christopher Lupton – Reports & Layouts Writer
Chris is the first of two new Reports and Layouts Writers to be welcomed into OrderWise this month. He has very quickly settled into his position having previously worked for another company that specialised in manufacturing ERP software. Chris has told us he’s a big fan of retro video gaming, has an eclectic taste in music and his favourite food is Asian Cuisine. Good choice Chris, that sounds appe-THAI-sing!
Anthony Deacon – Moodle Content Creator
Adding to the newly formed Internal Improvements Team, Anthony is our new Content Creator for internal training courses! This exciting role that Anthony has taken on will help better the knowledge of our entire workforce through even greater training resources. Anthony will be hitting the ground running thanks to his 6 years’ experience in video editing and 2 years’ experience as a UAV pilot filming high-speed car chases! Anthony has previously worked for a barcode solution provider as an Account Manager and has a wealth of experience in technical sales of mobile computer hardware. With an array of hobbies and interests including robotic engineering, aerial filming, FPV drone
racing, 3D printing and even karate, we’re very pleased to hear that Anthony has these particular set of skills, skills he has acquired over a very long career, skills that means he will find content, and he will create it!
Adrian Bunn – Reports & Layouts Writer
Our second new starter in the Reports & Layouts Team, Adrian, has a variety of previous experience, which includes IT Support, Web Development and ERP Software Support roles. Adrian has also worked as an Unstructured Data Storage (CMS) Specialist in recent years making him competent in manipulating data for his new role and excellent at coping under pressure. When he wants to break free from work, Adrian spends time building battle robots and realising his one vision for his YouTube Channel, which is dedicated to all things gaming related. His interests also extend to moving the hammer to fall in tabletop war-gaming and playing Dungeons & Dragons. Aside from gaming and building robots Adrian also enjoys football, which makes us sure he’s going to TACKLE his new role with ease and achieve all his GOALS.
This long list of new starters have surpassed the initial training and begun settling into their respective roles and I hope you will join me in welcoming them to the OrderWise family!
With this sizeable investment into both our staff resources and building premises, we at OrderWise have continued to show the unrivalled commitment we have to the development of the products and services that we offer to businesses throughout the UK & Ireland. By working with OrderWise to manage your daily business operations, you can be sure that you are teaming up with a forward-thinking software partner that will help to support your business as you grow.
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