Come and meet our lovely new team members Michael and Peter

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

We continue to have another very busy year and to grow our teams to help support our customers.

I would like to introduce you to two new members of our technical services team, Peter Sabourn and Michael Bate.

Peter Sabourn has joined our tech team as our group technical integration specialist and will be working with our tech team on integration projects. Peter has a long history in the IT world, working in this sector from leaving college at 18. He became a software developer and since then has been a systems administrator, a support operative and an IT manager for a number of different companies including ITV. His last role was for AGFA Healthcare, where he supported image (xray /ultrasound/ CT scan) management systems for some of the UK and Ireland’s largest hospitals. With his wealth of experience and knowledge we are sure that Peter has all the skills to take our integration skills to another level.

Peter is a keen martial arts buff and holds a sixth Dan black belt in Japanese martial arts! He also teaches martial arts twice a week and over the last ten years has enjoyed travelling to Japan regularly to train with senior Japanese teachers.  Peter also enjoys swimming, cycling and running and competing in small distance triathlons with his wife. Peter is hoping to compete in the Leeds ITU World Triathlon in 2018. Good Luck Peter!

Michael Bate has joined us as our new stores procurement and logistics coordinator. Michael started out his career working in the stores/stock control area and although he has, along the way, spent a few years doing other things, he has always come back to what her enjoys which is stores and stock control. During his working life Michael has trained to be an air traffic controller and worked at an RAF airfield for some time. Michael then moved to France to work for an aviation company before returning to the UK to work as a 999 call handler for the police service. Michael has also enjoyed running his own business, selling ink cartridges and computer consumables.

Prior to joining AIT Michael was managing the warehouse operation for a company selling power supplies. Previously to this, he had worked for a telecoms company in the stores, procurement & logistics department and we are looking forward to bringing Michael’s skills and knowledge into our stores and logistics area of the business.

Michael likes to spend his spare time walking and is a keen photographer. But his greatest love is music, he regularly plays bass guitar in a covers band. Hopefully we’ll get to catch one of his gigs soon!

Peter and Michael have settled perfectly into our lovely AIT team and we are all delighted to welcome them into the family and wish them both the best of luck with developing their careers with us. We’re looking forward to seeing what the future brings for both Michael and Peter!

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