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Background and industry experience

Clare’s role entails managing the Business Application Development team and delivering an integrated suite of application systems for Fisher German. She works closely with all areas and key stakeholders within the business, and also with the IT team to ensure a focused delivery of clearly structured and specified high quality, efficient and well supported systems to help the company achieve its business goals and objectives.

Having worked in the field of IT for over 25 years in all areas of the IT project lifecycle, Clare has experience ranging from project management, business analysis, development, training and implementation through to management of recruitment, training and development for both permanent employees and contractors/consultants. Clare has gained this experience across a range of industries from production and logistics (Allied Breweries and Allied Domecq), retail (WH Smiths), and since joining FG, across all six of our sectors. She has also trained as an auditor to deliver ISO9001:2008 accreditation for Fisher German and previously managed the successful achievement of Investors in People award for Allied Domecq, as well as having PRINCE 2 accreditation.

Originally from Cheshire, Clare lives in Rolleston on Dove with her husband and has two daughters. She enjoys travelling, gardening, reading and the odd visit to Leicester Tigers, when not involved in the many DIY projects around the house!

About me

What year did you start your job?
I joined the firm in 2007.

Why did you join Fisher German?
The job advertised sounded interesting and at the interview I felt that there were opportunities to develop and really expand the role. Andrew Bridge also really sold the firm and the role to me!

What has been your favourite project and why?
Implementation of the new finance and time recording systems - FocalPoint and Dimensions. Although it has been a touch stressful at times, it has also been very challenging, innovative and means I worked with nearly everyone in the organisation. A great team project overall.

Top pastime?
Gardening, closely followed by reading, both of which I have always loved.

Best holiday destination?
Venice

One item to take to a desert island?
Champagne

Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
If he were still with us, Nelson Mandela.

What’s your favourite film of all time?
Casablanca

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