With the year surging ahead like a silver bullet, Embridge would be breaking the habit of a lifetime if it didn’t pick up some new talent on its’ way, and gosh did we find a couple of keepers!
Welcome Ashley May and Dave Whybrow!
Ashley joined the Bristol team just before Christmas and fitted in immediately. Joining as Principal consultant, whilst also more recently taking on the additional responsibilities as our Consulting Manager, Ashley provides not only a wealth of knowledge for our clients, but is destined to be the perfect mentor for our consultants.
Having gained 20 years of experience working within the U4BW space, Ash was not always destined to become a U4 expert. Having left university after studying Business, rather than entering the cut throat world of Finance, he took a green fingered detour into the kinder ecosphere that is gardening
Lucky for us, he had a change of heart after 12 months and in 1998 did a U turn straight back into the arms of Agresso Ltd; although he kept his options open by continuing his studies alongside work and bagged himself a diploma in Journalism!
Ash gained a terrific amount of knowledge over the next 11 years where he cruised his way through the ranks from Customer Services to Product Manager. Ash has been consulting and training since 2009 on U4BW implementations and upgrades, working on a wide variety of projects, both in the public and commercial sectors, across all versions of UBW from 5.4 through to 56 Milestone 6, adhering to preferred implementation methodologies. Specialising in Financials and Logistics is his passion, but like all our consultants, Ash has the breadth of experience to turn his hand to almost any module.
He joins Embridge as Consultancy Manager and Principal Consultant, heading up our extensive team of field consultants from Bristol. It won’t be all work and no play. When he can grab a nanosecond of spare time from his young family, if Ash isn’t playing sports, he’s watching it and if he isn’t watching it, he is running half marathons! Is there anything this man can’t do?
Dave is our newest recruit and has bounced into the Bristol office like an excited puppy, full of enthusiasm and fresh air. Embridge have been working with Dave on and off over the past 2 years on a contract basis and we were delighted to discover that he was looking for a permanent role within his very own hometown of Bristol.
Despite his youth, Dave has already amassed over 16 years of experience working with the Unit4BW product and is a good all-rounder having implemented the BIG four; Financials, Logistics, HR & Payroll and Project Costing, having being headhunted by Unit4 back in 2010.
Dave’s professional career started out within the hospitality and social sector – pulling pints of an evening and manning a tenpin bowling alley during the day! Smelly shoes, tipsy customers and long hours demonstrated that Dave was not shy of hard work. Having sacrificed his weekends and social life to get onto the working ladder, Dave’s brain needed to be challenged!
Dave bagged himself a role as a Credit Controller and was introduced to our old friend Agresso within the first year of starting at Geopost UK and the rest, as they say, is history. With a strong application/technical support background, Dave is a true jack of all trades, now specialising in HR & Payroll. With a love of technology, innovation and a desire to challenge the grey matter, Dave is the perfect fit for our growing Bristol crowd and we are super excited to have him on board. For his sins, Dave is an avid Arsenal support (well nobody’s perfect!) and enjoys a round of golf when he is not chilling with his partner of 2 legs and his pug of 4.
Embridge continue to strive to be at the top of our game, leading the market with our diverse and expert teams while understanding the importance of a good work / life balance. As the partner of choice, we offer an end to end service, challenge the status quo with our innovative Smart Solutions, provide bespoke application support with our unique and cost effective global Managed ERP service all with the big Embridge personality and professionalism you have come to expect.
Call today if you are interested in joining our team or check out our testimonials to see why our customers keep coming back for more.