I’m a self-employed IT Consultant, with twenty five years experience, having worked in both public and private sectors.
My IT career began when I used an Amstrad PCW9512 to create a database of defendants while working for The Crown Prosecution Service in North London. Please don’t laugh, that Amstrad replaced indexed cards!
After that unusual display of initiative (for a Civil Servant of the time) I was promoted and moved to CPS HQ. There I worked in a team allocating and monitoring resources, establishing a Novel NetWare network and working on nation-wide Key Performance Indicators systems for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Deciding to concentrate fully on IT, I took a voluntary exit package and returned home to Edinburgh.
I was then employed as IT Support at The Leith Agency, Scotland’s best know advertising agency. After several years, I was promoted to be IT Manager and ran the department covering our Edinburgh and London offices. The role was demanding and wide ranging, encompassing networking, security, financial systems, procurement and purchasing, mobile and landline telephony, office moves, company acquisitions, mergers and splits and of course meeting people’s needs and concerns. After nineteen years, I felt the need to branch out and therefore resigned to become my own boss.
For the last five years, I have worked as a consultant with a number of companies and individuals. It’s been a source of pride that most of my work has been sourced by word of mouth. I cover everything from strategic consultancy to first line support, and am entirely cross-platform.
As you can tell from the rest of this site, my hobbies and interests include watches, DE (Double Edged) shaving, daschunds, learning Dutch and photography.
I’d be delighted to discuss any IT requirements you may have. Please email me on dkpwatson at gmail dot com.