Avril is the resource manager for Dynamics Consultants, focusing on the availability and allocation of resources and subsequent scheduling of projects. By managing availability of consultants and developers, we can ensure that projects run to schedule.
She started her career developing in COBOL for the electricity board and with the advent of disc storage, worked with one of the first relational databases on a budgetary system for a nuclear power station. After 10 years and having a desire for long summer holidays she changed career, did a few more exams and became a school teacher for the next decade before returning to IT and developing in ASP.NET and MS SQL Server creating online quotation systems for a series of sail-making firms. One of these was based in Denmark where she lived for four years and where she was the head of IT. On returning to the UK, Avril worked as business analyst for a variety of companies gaining her Prince 2 project managers qualification and progressing through the BCS BA diploma exams.
Out of the Office
Most holidays are spent with her husband sailing on their yacht, currently berthed on the West Coast of Scotland but the rest of her spare time is spent walking the dog, knitting, sewing, lace making and growing things on her allotment. There is also a bit of genealogy thrown in for variety.
We have very much come to love her caramel rice crispy cakes and promise to fill in our time-sheets in exchange for tasty rewards!
I find their approach to our relationship very professional whilst being refreshingly realistic. We now consider them to be part of our teamLee Crowhurst, Technical Director