Happy Christmas from all at Economit!

Here at the Economit offices, the festive season has crept up on us pretty quickly, but following our Christmas meal at The Cock Inn, Muggington, we’re all starting to get into the spirit of things.

The ‘sharing’ table in the office is constantly stocked with biscuits and we’re all looking a little rounder. This is also the first year we’ve had a team Christmas tree, accompanied by Secret Santa presents that went down a treat with the staff!

Economit would like to wish everybody a brilliant Christmas and a prosperous New Year’s!

 

 

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Managing Director, Mike Donoghue’s Amazing Team

Economit’s extremely busy Joint Managing Director Mike, finds time to coach the GB Wushu Team to 8 medals in the European Championships.

Economit’s London Plans Revealed

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Further to a number of recent articles, we can confirm that Economit are actively pursuing a base in London and hope to be established there by mid 2016. We have seen a gap in the London market for the services that Economit provide and are dedicated to bringing our expertise to this vast, untapped market.

With the move to new, larger premises, last year saw a period of exciting growth for Economit. Over the next few weeks, with the addition of an Associate Consultant and Admin Apprentice on the horizon, we will have more than doubled our head count in little over a year.

2016 looks to be another business defining year for Economit, and with Managing Directors Nick and Mike as the driving force, we are all very excited to be a part of it.

NG & MD 3

 

 

We’re recruiting again…

Could you be our newest recruit?

Office & Technical Administration Apprentice (IT)

We are a young, unique and ambitious business based in Derby offering IT Director services to clients throughout the UK. Our independent and impartial ethos is paramount to us delivering the best considered return on investment for our client’s technology engagement.

We are looking for an Office Apprentice to oversee the day-to-day functions concerning our office in Darley Abbey.

Working closely with the Office Manager your role as Office Apprentice will include performing the following tasks:

  • Typing and sharing notes
  • Creating and owning tasks
  • Making appointments and booking travel
  • Taking calls
  • HR duties
  • Placing orders for office supplies
  • Updating and managing the company social media
  • Process invoices and receipts
  • Co-ordinate the day to day running of the office
  • Liaising with suppliers and service providers

The ideal Office Apprentice would have skills that include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A good to advanced level of computer literacy
  • Preparation of documents and reports
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and create visibility
  • Adaptable and competent
  • Professional and punctual
  • Ability to follow company policies and objectives
  • Flexible and dependable

If you think you have what we’re looking for, please email us

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We’re Hiring!

Principal IT Consultant 2015 Logo

We are an ambitious business based in Derby offering IT Director services to clients throughout the UK. Our independent and impartial ethos is paramount to us delivering the best considered return on investment for our client’s technology engagement.

Having experienced a period of growth and increase in client engagements, we are immediately looking to recruit an IT professional to join our team working from our new offices in Darley Abbey.

The ideal candidate will be an analytical individual who demonstrates the technical knowledge and capability to deliver advice and leadership in a variety of industry sectors and environments. You will be personable, versatile and have proven project management skills. You will equally be a strong communicator and influencer both verbally and in written format.

You will have at least 10 years’ experience of working at IT Director level developing strategy and managing budget ideally within multiple sectors. You will be a smart and presentable individual that demonstrates commercial flair and ability. You will have experience of delivering projects and change within the following areas:

  • Software
  • Applications
  • CRM
  • ERP
  • Website
  • Telephony
  • Positive opinion of marketing / social media and how it is touched by IT
  • IT security methods
  • ISO27001
  • PCI

This is an excellent opportunity to deliver a unique service with clients that truly value an honest and transparent approach to IT management.

Your role as Principal IT Consultant will involve leading:

  • meeting with clients to determine requirements;
  • working with clients to define the scope of a project;
  • planning timescales and the resources needed;
  • clarifying a client’s system specifications, understanding their work practices and the nature of their business;
  • travelling to customer sites;
  • liaising with staff at all levels of a client organisation;
  • defining software, hardware and network requirements;
  • analysing IT requirements within companies and giving independent and objective advice on the use of IT;
  • developing agreed solutions and implementing new systems;
  • presenting solutions in written or oral reports;
  • helping clients with change-management activities;
  • sourcing and purchasing systems where appropriate;
  • designing, testing, project management of the delivery of new systems;
  • preparing documentation and presenting progress reports to customers;
  • organising training for users and other consultants;
  • being involved in sales and support, and where appropriate, maintaining contact with client organisations;
  • Identifying potential clients and building and maintaining contacts.
  • vendor management and tender management

Send us your CV. Apply Now

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Join us!

Project Co-ordinator / Manager 2015 Logo

We are an ambitious business based in Derby offering IT Director services to clients throughout the UK. Our independent and impartial ethos is paramount to us delivering the best considered return on investment for our client’s technology engagement.

Having experienced a period of growth and increase in client engagements, we are immediately looking to recruit a Project Co-ordinator / Manager to join our team working from our new offices in Darley Abbey.

Key abilities will be: extremely well organised, meticulous with a high attention to detail, excellent communication skills and a high desire to communicate with stakeholders on all levels both internally and client facing.

Knowledge and experience of successfully delivering IT projects to businesses with £5M+ turnover would be preferential.

We expect the individual to be highly capable with the latest project management software suites and experience with Connectwise would be highly valuable. A full UK driving licence is a requirement for the role and client visits are expected.

We require a forward thinking, commercially aware, smart and personable individual on the whole who is highly motivated by delivering value to clients as an ethos.

Send us your CV. Apply Now

 

 

We’re Hiring!

Sales & Office Administrator 2015 Logo

We are an ambitious business based in Derby offering IT Director services to clients throughout the UK. Our independent and impartial ethos is paramount to us delivering the best considered return on investment for our client’s technology engagement.

Having experienced a period of growth and increase in client engagements, we are immediately looking to recruit a Sales & Office Administrator to join our team working from our new offices in Darley Abbey.

Reporting directly to the Directors your responsibilities will be:

  • Office administration
  • Diary management
  • Database management
  • Invoice generation and chase up
  • Sales and marketing generation
  • Client liaison
  • Attending networking events
  • Document generation

You will demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and prioritise within a client focused business. You will have proven administration skills with any experience of working within the IT sector would be considered favourable, this is not essential.

This is a great opportunity to join a small but growing business, giving an opportunity to mould your career and take responsibility across the whole range of the business function. The right attitude is as essential as skill set.

Send us your CV. Apply Now

 

 

We’re Hiring!

Associate IT Consultant 2015 Logo

We are an ambitious business based in Derby offering IT Director services to clients throughout the UK. Our independent and impartial ethos is paramount to us delivering the best considered return on investment for our client’s technology engagement.

Having experienced a period of growth and increase in client engagements, we are immediately looking to recruit an IT professional to join our team working from our new offices in Darley Abbey.

The ideal candidate will be an analytical individual who demonstrates the ability to develop their technical knowledge and have the capability to deliver advice and leadership in a variety of industry sectors and environments. You will be personable, versatile and have the ability to develop key project management and leadership skills. You will equally be a strong communicator and have the ability to develop influencing skills both verbally and in written format.

You will either have 2 years’ experience working as a post graduate within the IT services sector or have between 4 to 5 years’ experience working within IT Services. You will be a smart and presentable individual that demonstrates commercial flair and ability. You will have commercial knowledge and experience of a number of the following areas:

  • Software
  • Application
  • CRM
  • ERP
  • Website
  • Telephony
  • Positive opinion of marketing / social media and how it is touched by IT
  • IT security methods
  • ISO27001
  • PCI

This is an excellent opportunity to deliver a unique service with clients that truly value an honest and transparent approach to IT management.

Your role as Associate IT Consultant will involve supporting:

  • meeting with clients to determine requirements;
  • working with clients to define the scope of a project;
  • planning timescales and the resources needed;
  • clarifying a client’s system specifications, understanding their work practices and the nature of their business;
  • travelling to customer sites;
  • liaising with staff at all levels of a client organisation;
  • defining software, hardware and network requirements;
  • analysing IT requirements within companies and giving independent and objective advice on the use of IT;
  • developing agreed solutions and implementing new systems;
  • presenting solutions in written or oral reports;
  • helping clients with change-management activities;
  • sourcing and purchasing systems where appropriate;
  • designing, testing, project management of the delivery of new systems;
  • preparing documentation and presenting progress reports to customers;
  • organising training for users and other consultants;
  • being involved in sales and support, and where appropriate, maintaining contact with client organisations;
  • Identifying potential clients and building and maintaining contacts.
  • vendor management and tender management

Email your CV to us. Apply Now

The Remote World of an Office Manager

Being an Office Manager is a bit like being a parent, each day throws up new challenges and you either learn quickly, on the go, or you’ll end your day sitting in a corner, hugging your phone.

One day I can be updating our social media, creating a tender evaluation or typing up notes and the next day I might be chasing feedback on a technical enquiry, liaising with builders & electricians with my Project Manager hat on, or learning to be an apprentice coder (yesterday’s job!)

With days in the office currently accompanied by the sound of banging, drilling and sawing, we have really had to make the most of the fully cloud based, remote capabilities Economit have in place. We can literally work from anywhere, access anything and through the use of Skype for Business, we can ‘meet’ and collaborate online. We have various project management tools at our disposal providing us with the ability to track the progress of tasks, record our time and share documents with colleagues & clients, and as this is all in the cloud too, we can do it all from our mobile phones if needed. Our cloud based accounting software enables real time financials to be on hand whenever we need them, we know as soon as an invoiced has been read. We have tools that encourage accountability and we understand that communication in any business is everything.

Every Friday, team members create a ’4 box chart’ which is discussed in detail in our early Monday morning meeting, with the idea that this creates visibility and aids transparency. More often than not, our consultants are on the road travelling to site. The use of our VoIP phone system enables mobility, we can create a conference call, and with our team spread across the midlands, it’s as good as any face-to-face meeting. In a business where everyone is stretched, such capabilities are invaluable.

It is things such as this that enable me to do my job to the best of my ability and not finish the day phone-hugging, never will you hear me say ‘I’ll find out when I get back to the office’ or ‘I’ll just go and dig it out of the file’, with information at our fingertips and a great team, being an Office Manager is officially easier than being a parent. Now, where can I find a cloud based behaviour chart?