Having picked up my first camera when I was around
10 years old, it was no shock to my family and friends that it would be
something I inevitably pursued later in education and as a career.
After graduating from Leeds Arts University and earning a high 2:1 in my Photography degree, I was determined to put all of my hard work to good use, going straight from university and diving into being a photographer on cruise ships with P&O.
In 2016, just one year into my four-year PhD programme, I had
the inconvenient realisation that I didn’t want to do science as a career in
any shape or form, but the prospect of finding an alternative seemed impossible.
So, I took the classic ‘bury those problems and think about them later’
approach and persevered.
Author Amit Kalantri tells us that “nothing consoles and
comforts like certainty does.” This applies to business as much as it does in
our personal lives. Knowing gives you the confidence to push forward. Not
knowing means you can spend forever second-guessing your actions, relying on
hope and instinct more than facts and data.
What does this have to do with us? The answer: Assurance.
by Gary Gerrard, communications and marketing manager
In October 2019 I took my first nervous steps into a new role as a communications consultant for i3Works, and began my first client-side placement for them, which was to support a project delivering the MODCloud hosting solution.