People: Peppermint Technology; Link ICT
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Nottingham legal software provider Peppermint Technology has appointed Sophie Oxley as its new marketing and communications manager.
Joining from Microsoft partner sa.global, Oxley has several years’ experience in the Microsoft partner channel, and the legal Independent Software Vendors (ISV) community.
She said: “I’m thrilled to join Peppermint Technology at such a pivotal and exciting time. I’m looking forward to being a part of their story as they continue to drive more business in their established UK market, and build upon their recent success in the US with Dickinson Wright PLLC.
“When it comes to technology, fortune favours the brave in the legal industry. This past year has brought a flurry of change that has fundamentally challenged how law firms work. Many of the firms that have adapted to a new normal by leveraging cloud solutions have thrived.”
Derby IT and telecoms specialists Link ICT has appointed Rachel Wood as an IT infrastructure apprentice.
In her new role at Link ICT, Wood will accompany qualified technicians on client site visits and provide technical support to fix IT server issues. She will also help train users so they understand the benefits of their IT systems, telecoms devices and other technology such as interactive screens.
She said: “My main hobbies are photography and gaming so I have always been into technology. Working in retail made me realise just how much I enjoyed helping people understand and use technology rather than selling so I started to look at opportunities to work in IT and thought the apprenticeship route and the role at Link ICT would enable me to realise this ambition whilst also earning a salary.”
Managing director, Mark Fryers, added:“Many of our clients are involved in the education sector, so it feels right that we help to create career opportunities for young people. The last year has been very busy for us as more and more schools and businesses needed to enhance their IT infrastructure to support hybrid working. Apprenticeships are a great way for us to provide on the job training in a way that helps them learn from experienced practitioners, gain valuable work experience and attain a recognised qualification.”