Most people might baulk at being labelled the 'missing link', but FunctionEight Managing Director Martin Abert is comfortable with the description.
"I'm the link between the hardened IT techies and our clients who, like most normal people, are mystified by computers. I translate the client's needs and wants to the technical staff - which is a link that is missing from most other similar IT solutions providers."
Being a Land Surveyor by profession with no previous IT training, Martin is in a good position to communicate the benefits of systems/solutions and preventative maintenance in layman's terms - and as somebody who is passionate about meeting people and talking (in the broadest terms) about how FunctionEight's services can benefit all businesses, it's a role he is ideally suited to.
High expectations from the client are part and parcel of any service industry, but when that is combined with a Managing Director that raises the bar with every client presentation, expectations become more and more challenging.
"My boss takes the philosophy that 'what can be imagined can be achieved', and making sure that we keep those promises is what makes my job all the more fun"
Technical Director Phil Aldridge is the man at FunctionEight who is charged with turning the dreams, concepts and wants of clients - and sometimes his MD - into technical reality.