20 Years Service
A Telecommunications specialist who started with ND Communications, a secure telecoms organisation, on a work placement at the age of 17 is celebrating 20 years with the company.
Back when Simon Richardson took up his work placement in 1998, at what was then called Ogilvie Communications, a Nokia 6110 with Snake was the most popular mobile phone on the market.
Most businesses were still using Windows ’95 and Steve Jobs was about to start another revolution in personal computing with the first iMac.
Now a Technical Services Supervisor with the company, Simon has fond memories of teaching himself basic phone system operations while carrying out his normal day to day duties. Following the successful completion of his work placement he was taken on full time to train as a telecommunications engineer in phone system installs and technical support while successfully achieving all the necessary qualifications from Samsung.
After ten years Simon moved onto the support desk and trained colleagues in the skills required to train customers on their phone systems. He now runs the technical support communications division, ensuring customers benefit from a first class service.
Reflecting on his 20 years service with the company, Simon said:
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time so far with the business and it’s great to be part of such a strong team. It’s been fascinating to work in a sector that has developed so quickly over the last 20 years, moving from mostly analogue devices, fax machines and modems to digital lines, ISDN 2 and 30 and then voice over IP systems that integrate PC and mobile for unified communications.”
ND Communications is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses. The Group is over 60 years old and employs around 500 people. This is across its various business operations.
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