Feature Friday #7 - Geoff Bishop

Blog by: Vicky Pemberton, Director of Employee and Customer Engagement, Adept4 - 25-May-2018

Every Friday we're going to be asking a few questions to a member of the Adept4 team. We hope that this will provide some insight into our world. Some answers may be interesting, some maybe surprising and some may even be embarrassing but everyone is different!

The week's Feature Friday is Geoff Bishop, Professional Services Consultant.

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How long have you worked for Adept4?

Almost 7 years (including time spent employed by CSMA before being TUPE’d to Adept4 in October 2014).

What do you love about IT?

Nothing anymore, but it pays the bills 😊. Honestly, I don’t really know. It was something I did a bit of at school (even helping teach lower years whilst I was in the sixth form), but didn’t consider as a career until about 12 years later, when I used my redundancy payment to take a course that led to my first Microsoft certifications and the start of a career that has brought me to this point. My love of IT largely depends upon the work I’m doing and how the day goes. I enjoy the sense of accomplishment when a project goes well and in knowing that because I’ve done my job well, a user is able to do their job.

What are your day to day tasks?

A mixture of project work and support (my own tickets and helping the Service Desk).

What is the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Cool isn’t a word I would use for any of it, but the long list includes: Longulf office relocation, CIEH DR PoC test, CIEH Business Retention (will be “cool” to implement the changes to their environment that we are proposing), CSMA (Boundless) PCI, Pen Test results remediation and the continuing strategic projects.

What are you passionate about?

Talking about Holly, the wonderful times I had with her and the fundraising in her memory – Again, a HUGE thank you to everyone at Adept4 who have helped us raise over £8,900 to date – we did a cheque presentation with one of Holly’s consultants on Saturday 28th April and the cheque showed £8,883.66 (photo attached) – more has been donated since then.

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What are your hobbies?

Primarily, watching sports and spending time with the family, but I started learning to play guitar earlier this year and want to play golf more often.

Who is your hero?

Holly.  For someone so young and having to put up with so much, she was amazing.  She hardly ever complained about what was being done to her, but didn’t hold grudges and was happily giving the nurses and doctors hugs within seconds of them doing whatever they had to do.  She fought so hard and so well.  She never gave up and lived her short life to the full, making the most out of every minute she was able to.

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