In November Hollinbay welcomed Stuart Strutt to our new business team. Stuart has a wealth of experience in the managed services industry and, like our managing director Robert Harder, has spent time as both as an engineer and a business developer during his career, an ideal background for an IT consultant.
What is your role at Hollinbay and why did it appeal to you?
My role as an IT Consultant at Hollinbay is to spread the word about the business and advise new clients on how best to structure their IT. The role has major job satisfaction as I am able to provide clients with valuable advice by solving issues or providing solutions that will benefit them which is a great feeling.
What is the best thing so far about working at Hollinbay?
The best thing has to be the team or “Hollinbay Family” we have here. Everyone goes out of their way to help each other and we have a wealth of information between us. We are a lot like the A-Team as there’s nothing we can’t do when we pool our skills together.
If you could do another job just for one day, what would it be?
I think if I could do any other job for a day it would be a test driver for McLaren. I love driving and McLaren is one of my all-time favourite makes of car.
What one place would you like to visit and why?
I don’t have a specific place as there are too many beautiful and interesting places on this big ball we live on to choose just one.
Where are you from and what are your hobbies outside of work?
I’m born and bred in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. My main hobby is running, both for fitness and for charity. I’m very lucky to have a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 with Team Age UK which I’m very excited, but also very nervous, about.
If you could meet anyone in the world, alive or dead, who would it be?
This would be my grandfather who died when I was in my early 20s, he was a great man who was in the RAF during WW2 and was also a woodwork teacher after. He was one of the funniest people I have ever met. I would love for him to meet his two amazing grandchildren who I know would love him just as much as I do.
What is your favourite sport to watch and which team do you support?
I’m not sure how this will go down but I’m not a massive watching sport fan. Anything with an engine I’m happy to watch if I’m lost for something to do but the likes of football, rugby, golf etc isn’t for me.