848 Group grows its way out of Covid-19

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Stafford based IT provider 848 Group has tripled its workforce over the past four months going from strength-to-strength, offering its transformational business IT services.


848 Group has proudly recruited 12 new team members across the Managed Services, Business Solutions and Sales departments and the rate of growth 848 Group has experienced this year has made them a very desirable employer. So much so that they have been approached directly by many high-profile professionals interested in a developing their careers.


The senior team implemented a strategy which was to essentially “grow their way out of the Covid-19 problem” which has proven to be a success. The sales team itself has tripled in size and together 848 has managed a significant amount of work up and down the country, helping many businesses to secure their IT infrastructure during lockdown.


Three appointments of note include, Account Director Andy Parr, Business Central Consultant Gurnek Uppal and Solutions Architect Harikumar Nagappan.


Andy has re-joined the 848 Group sales team after initially joining the company in March 2019.


Sadly, Andy’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and so Andy left the company after 7 months to travel the world and spend time with his dad.


Due to his previous time at 848 Group, Andy was welcomed back with open arms.


He said: “I have always had the upmost respect for Kerry and David so when the opportunity arose to come to back to 848 Group, I jumped at it.


“It’s such a great team, we all genuinely get on and do great work for the clients.”


Andy was previously a Director at Clarinet where he oversaw the sales and marketing strategy for three companies as well as being heavily involved in business development and that gave him a great foundation for his new venture at 848 Group.


CEO Kerry Burn, said: “We are over the moon to have Andy back. He’s a fantastic communicator, with excellent leadership and management skills. He has a proven track record for success and is extremely solutions driven.”


Gurnek will be key to providing a service that can provide a full CRM and ERP experience for 848 Group customers. He has extensive experience of application design, integration and implementation.


Business Central, as part of the Microsoft Business Solutions suite, provides a cloud application which empowers the organisation from selling to manufacturing including finance in the way that Office 365 has done for collaboration and productivity across the whole workplace. 848 Business Solutions offers proven pathways for customers to move to Business Central allowing transformation of their back office and adopt modern digital approaches.


Kerry added: “Gurnek brings a methodical and agile approach to application design, which has been developed and supported by his long-term experience of technology implementations with both large and small clients.”


Hari is highly experienced in delivering end-to-end business critical solutions to transformation and migration programs. He has six Microsoft certifications under his belt and is an excellent management professional.


Kerry said: “Hari will bring a lot of value to 848 Group and our customers. He is an expert at guiding customers through the journey of “current-state to desired-state, by aligning the business-critical pillars to meet complex and constantly changing business needs.”


Group Technical Director Dave Burn added: “848 Group continues to expand in every division and the new employees show a continued commitment to being a full-service IT provider. This trio augment our teams providing key skills across the board.


“Growing our team not only adds depth to 848 Group, but it has significant benefits for customers as we are now a one stop shop. This also provides significant opportunities for employees to discover new skills and focus areas.”


Andy, Gurnek and Hari and just three of the 11 new recruits to have already joined, with the 12th due to start in September.


848 Group has recruited in all departments including, three new starters in sales, four on the support desk, two project consultants, one enterprise architect, one lead Microsoft dynamics developer and one senior functional consultant.


If you’re interested in working in partnership with an IT provider, contact 848 Group on  0344 9848 848 or info@848.co


For more information visit 848.co


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