Meet Matt Whittaker – StoneHouse’s Lord Sugar

This month, we introduce you to our desktop support team leader, who has just taken on the role as mentor-in-chief to all our apprentices, although he won’t be saying ‘you’re fired’ to any of them.
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Having joined StoneHouse in April 2009, Matt has impressed colleagues and clients alike and seen his responsibilities snowball. Let’s pick his brains…

You are… Matthew Whittaker, aged 28 from Clayton-Le-Moors

Role at StoneHouse: As well as dealing with some of the more serious hardware and software issues for our customers, I mentor and train our numerous apprentices. I started my career with a modern apprenticeship so know how they feel!

Biggest achievement at work: Becoming the team leader of our apprentices. I jumped at the opportunity, as having started my career as an apprentice I was keen to pass on my knowledge and help mentor them.

Favourite past time: Treading the tarmac – I’m big on road running. The Manchester 10k was my most recent challenge, and I raised a good sum for Cancer Research UK in the process.

What’s the next big thing? 3D printing – being able to print off a physical design could change the way manufacturers produce their products.

Number one IT tip: I can’t stress it enough, make sure you have a working backup. Get your IT to configure it to email you every day. The day it fails will be the day you need it.