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Barry Hobson


I am Manchester ITs longest serving support specialist, having joined in 2004. Originally an engineer, I successfully changed career paths after redundancy, taking an HND in Computing and Business Information, before being taken on by John.

As front line support, I may be presented with both software and hardware issues. Prioritisation is key. Because we don’t work to a script, it is very important to understand the culture of our clients and their companies. With this understanding we can recommend how they can best exploit their IT and add value to their business. In other words, ‘use better what they already have’. Additionally we want to limit any IT down time to a minimum; because down time can impact on the bottom line.

For me, job satisfaction is going home with no unresolved jobs. OK, sometimes we can’t achieve that, but we certainly do try.

Outside of work I am a keen traveller. I want to see as much of the world as possible and have managed to get as far as New Zealand. A beautiful country, not dissimilar to Scotland, but with fewer people and many more sheep! Keen on sport, I enjoy watching football (I am a Man Utd supporter), F1 and in the past have attended stock car race meetings. What’s nice about this sport is that you can see the entire speedway track – so you don’t miss any of the action! Snooker is another interest, and I have to confess to a bit of computer technology. I currently have 2 Rough Collie dogs, and have previously bred this breed.



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