Paul Pitchford

Paul Pitchford

IT Specialist - Available for hire

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About Me

I'm an approachable, friendly, motivated person from Sutton in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. I have an analytical, methodological, business approach, developed by my unique working history. I have excellent organisational and team skills but I'm comfortable working alone too.

Outside of work, I have a keen interest in technology, football, motorsport and car maintenance. I like to travel with my wife and spend time with our friends.

Having worked with my father for over 15 years I was able to learn about running a business whilst pursing my career in IT concurrently over this time. I've had close working relationships with other IT experts and have worked in some very important roles along the way. All this considered, I think that I am a unique candidate that has an excellent skillset for any IT / business environment.

Latest Projects

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Fluid Air Conditioning Ltd

At Fluid I developed their complete backend software application which helps them manage day to day business. Features: Job Estimations, CRM, Mobile Technician Portal, Client Portal, Website.

I've also project managed and implemented Fluid's IT equipment which consists of a SBS Server, a large mix of client machines, laptops and engineer's mobile devices.

Key Skills / Technologies:

  • C# and .NET 4.5
  • SQL Server
  • Azure Cloud Services
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Local and remote networking technologies
  • Consultation and implementation of satellite broadband services

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Respectful Care

Designed and implemented Respectful Care's (one of the UK's fastest growing domiciliary care company's) IT and telephone infrastructure across multiple branches throughout Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Key Skills / Technologies:

  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Local and remote networking technologies
  • Website and cloud infrastructure consultation
  • VoIP consultation and implementation

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Davcom IT Ltd - Coveris Rigid (UK) Ltd

On freelance from Davcom IT Ltd, I wrote and implemented a complete ERP system for Europe's largest packaging producer. A Win 32 C# application with complete SQL backend the application is used daily by over 50 members of staff.

Key Skills / Technologies:

  • C# and .NET 4.5
  • SQL Server
  • RDP Services
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Operating Systems
  • Local and remote networking technologies

Work Experience

Freelance IT Expert / Developer - Paul Pitchford / Ashfield IT Ltd (2006 - Present)

Freelance IT Support, consultancy and software development. I've helped look after clients from all idustries and company sizes, managed large scale projects and developed applications for companies with an anual turnover from £1m pa to £30m pa.

Self Employed - Pokerdownthepub.com (2006 - 2008)

Nationwide pub poker company. Helped turn a failing business into a profitable business that we eventually sold to a competitor in late 2008.

Self Employed - County Trading / Ashfield Clutch Services (2002 - 2015)

Worked in our family business starting from office junior to director. Took responsibility for overseeing sales and day to day business, monitoring KPI's, and negotiated with some of our largest clients and suppliers, abroad and here in the UK.

3rd Line Support Agent - HSBC Systems & Payments (2000 - 2002)

Worked initially on HSBC's Year 2000 team and was quickly promoted and fast tracked to 3rd line technical support where we looked after clients with the most challenging support issues. We also helped cover for HSBC's blue-chip support team out of hours, for clients such as GE Capital and Marks & Spencer's.