On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Alistair Jacks

Alistair Jacks is the latest hire by Ilkeston based IT managed service provider, IDT.

Jacks joins the team as a support engineer.

Lawrie Moon, operations director at IDT said: “Alistair has taken to his new role like a duck to water.”

He added: “We work very hard at our team dynamic and culture, so our interview process is in-depth and extremely thorough – and Alistair excelled at every stage.”

“We always emphasise the human element of our business and how important it is to us to build trust and grow a relationship with our customers. We like to make people happy because it’s only human, and we know happy customers stick around.”

Luke Draper, managing director at IDT, said: “Alistair is the perfect fit for his team.”

He added: “Alistair is an invaluable addition to our ever-growing and fast-moving business. We’ve already started his performance roadmap and marked his goals and growth so we can help him knock them out of the park.”

“You can see from his smile he’s full of enthusiasm and his desire to learn is infectious. Alistair is already proving to be a great hire.”

Jacks said: “I’ve been made to feel very welcome at IDT and already feel like a valued member of the team, with everyone showing a strong emphasis on sharing knowledge and helping each other – it’s a great place to be.

“I was keen to join IDT as it’s clear the direction is to make sure everyone is constantly progressing and learning, whilst also working with a variety of customers across different industries – I am looking forward to the different skills I am going to learn.”

Abi Stringer

esbs has hired Abi Stringer and Tracy Barnes to its Earl Shilton team.

The latest addition to the mortgage team, Stringer’s varied career path has led her to the finance industry.

“My previous jobs have all been very different, from working at a race circuit to waitressing. I’ve recently completed an apprenticeship in facilities management at a local zoo, but I’ve always wanted to work within the financial industry so jumped at the chance to join esbs.”

Barnes has joined esbs as a customer services representative, bringing a wealth of knowledge of the banking industry after 13 years with HSBC. She also spent a decade as a nursery nurse, and now her own children have grown up she’s looking for a new challenge.

She said: “Everyone has been incredibly helpful, I’m enjoying the variety in the role and customer interactions.”

Stringer added: “I’m so glad to start my career surrounded by a great team. Learning something new every day has been very enjoyable, and my colleagues have been nothing but welcoming and supportive.”

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