Who am I?
I’ve been Operations Manager at Jump for four years, I oversee resourcing, day-to-day management tasks, and I try to ensure the team continues to work together like a well-oiled machine. Jump attracts a wide range of people, so I feel like I’m always on my toes.
I’ve been into the gaming side of tech for as long as I can remember; from playing on early PlayStations to recently building my own gaming PC. Tech has always been interesting to me, not just how it helps shape and improve most aspects of life, but how it can also be the cornerstone of amazing storytelling and immersive experiences.
It was through a common passion of cycling that I met Jump24 director, Dan, who thought I may be a good asset to the Jump team. Having worked as a manager at Halfords for many years, I realised I had a knack for team management and enjoyed being a part of driving the business forward.
Why I love what I do
I’ve always been fond of how we do things slightly different at Jump – we’ve always carved our own path in the industry. Our developers and their ideas play a big role in how we strive for success and continue to go from strength to strength. Whilst some of our developers work independently on projects, we always come together as a team to look at how to move our clients forward and help them achieve their goals.
The tech community is a core inspiration at Jump, and it helps ensure we stay at the top of our game. The passion for community gives us the ability to stay focussed and deliver every aspect of a project for our clients. It is a huge reason why we started Brum Tech Tapas.
BTT was something we started off the back of the pandemic, at a time when almost everyone in the world was isolated from each other. It gave us the opportunity to bring people together from different facets of the community that wouldn’t normally be associated with each other, and that sort of collaboration is something I love to see. Read more about BTT here.
We’re always looking for opportunities to get involved with the tech community and to broaden our team. We’ve got high hopes to sponsor Laracon Online later this year after such a successful event in February. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to do this once again, and really demonstrate our passion for Laravel and the community behind it.