Here at Central, people are at the heart of the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of everything we do.
We started out on our IT journey back in 1991, and our mission and ethos haven’t changed. We’re a family-run firm that pride ourselves on our integrity, honesty, and objectivity – and we make IT stress free by keeping it as simple as possible.
But it’s our people who make this all possible. Get to know them more in our staff spotlight.
Name: John Dillnutt
Job title: Purchasing Manager
Sum up your role at Central in one sentence:
Varied – no two days are the same, and my knowledge and expertise are always at the disposal of the Central team and customers alike, whenever they need it.
What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?
I’d like to think they’d say helpful, thorough, and professional.
And what do you enjoy most about your job?
Providing an excellent service for Central colleagues and our customers – and showing just how stress-free IT can be, with the right support in place.
Check your phone, what was the last emoji you sent?
😊 – a smiley face. It’s very versatile!
Who was or is your biggest inspiration?
Stephen Hawking – he never let his health issues get in the way of his success. He achieved great things, lived life to the full, and had a wicked sense of humour – just look at The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons!
You’re hosting a three-course dinner party, what’s on the menu?
For starters, it would be scallops on a bed of crushed, minted peas, then a huge mixed grill for main (veggies beware!), and a homemade apple pie with ice cream for dessert.
Back to Central, what makes the company stand out?
Here at Central, we offer a friendly approach to put our clients at ease, in what can often be a daunting topic. We keep it simple and fuss-free, and get under the skin of organisations to provide a tailor-made package of products and services that meets their exact needs.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself we might not know:
I was lucky enough to have been chosen by the Football Association (FA) to officiate on a round of 16 game in the FA Vase back in 2018 – Stockton Town FC vs Stourport Swifts FC.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
‘Things Happen for A Reason – They Make You the Person You Are!’
Central’s mission is to ‘restore faith in IT’ – tell us more about what this means to you:
For me, it centres around the word ‘trust’. IT is such a substantial outlay for all organisations, and there needs to be confidence that an MSP can provide the most suitable solution for their circumstances.
Central have seen the full digital transformation from on-prem to cloud over its 30 years of operation. This speaks volumes – not only highlighting that we understand the industry inside out, but also showing how we have nurtured many clients through their IT journeys over the years.
Central Networks are a strategic technology partner. Excellent technology is a given, customer service, trust and long-term relationships are what drive our business. We support CEOs, Heads of IT, IT technicians and transformation directors to ensure technology provides an edge to their organisations.