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 we can.
But it’s our people who make all of this possible. Get to know them a little better in our staff spotlight.
Name: Vicki Coleman
Job title: Operations Assistant
Sum up your role at Central in one sentence:
I transform orders from purchasing into full project plans and book in the engineers to carry out any works required.
What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?
That’s a hard one as I am still relatively new, but I would hope helpful, funny, and probably old!
And what do you enjoy most about your job?
I am learning new things all the time, but I think the best thing is the people – I’ve been made to feel like part of the team since day one.
Check your phone, what was the last emoji you sent?
Dog Paws – 🐾. I have two Springers that I adore.
Who was, or is, your biggest inspiration?
My dad. He taught me you have to work hard for the things you want in life, which is a message I try to channel every day.
You’re hosting a three-course dinner party, what’s on the menu?
For starters, I’d have to say scallops, followed by a fillet steak – rare – with chunky chips, mushrooms, and tomatoes for main. And to top it off, I’d go for a classic vanilla cheesecake.
Back to Central, what makes the company stand out?
I would say it is definitely the people. They are a great team to work with and always go the extra mile for customers and colleagues alike, to ensure every experience is as headache-free as possible.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself we might not know:
I am a huge adrenaline junkie, and have completed over 30 bungee jumps in my time. I’m always looking for new challenges to get the excitement flowing.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Die with memories, not with dreams.
Central’s mission is to ‘restore faith in IT’ – tell us more about what this means to you:
I think some IT companies try to confuse customers with ‘tech talk’, but Central takes the time to explain the ins and outs of every offering – talking in layman’s terms to help bridge the gap, make IT stress-free and deliver the most appropriate solution.
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