Stephen Berry - IT Support Manager

In April 1996 after finishing a degree in chemical engineering and post graduate diploma in computing, Steve embarked on graduate training course at Liverpool university, Steve started his first ‘real job’ (as he called it) on a six month placement with Liverpool based Bahr Behrend & Co. Ltd. He started in the family run firm in a department of one as their I.T. Assistant. The company was established in 1793 and was involved in everything to do with shipping- the shipping of everything from tobacco  to board and in Steve’s words “If it had electricity running through it, it was my job to keep it running!”

The company quickly realised Steve could write software which proved extremely useful to them and within a couple of years he was looking after a company with 100 employees and managing an I.T. department of three.

In 2003  the company merged with J. & J. Denholm Limited and Steve then spend three years them as a database application developer, moving on to a larger logistics company where he enjoyed a 10 year stint before joining us here at Warren. In his role of I.T. support manager Steve’s job is to make sure our systems work in the way they are supposed to. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found Steve....or did he find us? He brings with him experience of the software development and database management system that goes by the name of ‘Magic’. It’s this technology that provides us with instant ‘real time’ stock level and stock availability information for sheet stock, reel stock and ex mill. When enquiries come in to our sales office, the team are able to provide customers with the best product for the job, answer any queries they may have and offer solutions. Steve is also capable of programming in the language our main system is written in.

Steve originates from the village of Birstall near Batley in West Yorkshire but made the move to Leicestershire when he joined us. He now lives in Glenfield- where we’re based, so for the first time in his career he can walk to work.  

Steve says he dreams of owning a dog but at the moment he contents himself with the joys of his sister’s dog Jack, a lovable terrier. When weather permits, he likes nothing better than climbing the hills of the Peak District, usually with his digital DSR camera slung over his shoulder.

 

 

 

 

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