First we’re celebrating 15 years in business and now we’re celebrating Ian Heywood’s 10 year anniversary here at Aspect IT. For those who have never spoken to Ian, he has been part of the helpdesk team and came in to the business as the IT Manager. As he is celebrating his work anniversary why not put him in the spotlight with a little get to know Ian Heywood blog.
What did you do prior to working at Aspect IT?
I was working as a Senior Engineer at another computer services company based in Wakefield.
What is your current role here at Aspect and what does it involve?
I have recently become Project Manager which means I will be working on larger projects for customers and 3rd line support on the helpdesk.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Either getting married or implementing a new email system for 1000 users and then during the first live day I crashed the whole think to then working all night to get it working again.
What do you like most about working for Aspect IT?
The unknown. Any of our customers can ring up with an emergency at any time and then the pressure is on.
If you could switch jobs with anyone for one day who would you choose and why?
I would swap with anyone who can afford not to work and sit outside a cafe people watching.
Tell us two things people may not know about you
I broke my arm when I was 11 washing the windows at home, anything for pocket money! I also stuck a smartie up my nose when I was younger, it eventually melted on the way to the hospital.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
Buy a house in France and California, and move between the two.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Anything practical, builder or joiner.
If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Prawn and chilli ravioli, obviously made fresh and not a ready meal from Tesco!
If you could write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
“Yeah, so what…” – It takes a lot to impress me, most things are yeah, so what about it, that’s just how it is and get on with it then.