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ALAN – SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

At Workbooks we pride ourselves on being the friendly CRM company, but we wouldn’t be able to do anything without our engineers, like Alan, behind the scenes working away to make sure that our enhancements run smoothly and that our product is constantly up to date.

What is your current role at Workbooks?

Senior Software Engineer

How long have you been here?

Around 9 and a half years.

Tell us how your career path brought you to Workbooks

I ended up at Workbooks completely by chance the previous company I worked for went under and had resigned myself to not getting a job before the Christmas and then a recruiter called me about a job in Reading, I went for the job and the rest is history.

How do you use CRM in your day-to-day working?

I don’t use it all that often, if I do use it, it is to test any areas I am working on to make sure that they work as I intended.

What do you like most about working at Workbooks?

I get to do interesting and fun things most of the time, and very rarely are two days the same. It is a challenging job which keeps my interest high.

What would be your best weekend activity?

Surfing with my boys – it is about time they learnt.

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Adrian Edmondson

Johnny Ball

My Grandad

Richie Sambora

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Drink less and spend less.

What is your favorite flavor of cake?

I’m not a fan of anything too chocolately but wouldn’t say no to a Black Forest Gateaux. A lemon drizzle is also a favorite.

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