Meet Your Geek – James Clapp

Meet James – the newest addition to our team. James has joined us as a Senior IT Technician bringing over 16 years of experience across many areas of IT and having worked across several types of industries from local housing associations to global FTSE 100 organisations. 

With a focus on quality and customer service, James is looking forward to providing you with any guidance and support you may need so you’ll learn about him as a professional later, but here’s the stuff we really want to know’

Favourite Music Artists

Favourite movies

  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Fight Club
  • Star Wars (even Episode VIII)

Favourite books

  • The Discworld Series – Terry Pratchett
  • Children Of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Dead Famous – Ben Elton
  • The One – John Marrs

Favourite TV shows

  • Only Fools & Horses
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Dexter
  • The Mandalorian

heading: favourite travel destinations/best adventures

Favourite travel destinations and/or best adventures

I have been fortunate and worked hard enough to be able to travel to 27 different countries across 6 continents so far (I include Wales and Scotland in that list!). To date, however, my favourite experience was travelling alone to Australia as a socially awkward, introverted 18-year-old. I had no idea what I was doing as had booked the flights and nothing else. I arrived and snuck onto the bus of a group of gap year students and found a hostel with a bottle-o (off license) underneath so bought a box of beer, returned to the common area of the hostel, put the beers on a table and announced: “Hi, my name’s James – does anyone fancy a beer?” I am still in contact with friends today that I met that evening over 20 years ago. 

What are you hoping to achieve/improve/learn while working for Dial A Geek?

Having spent my recent years working in IT Service Management, I am excited to return to being a full-on techie with like-minded people. Having implemented Asset & Configuration Management processes within a huge  global organisation, I hope to bring some of that experience to Dial A Geek and further enhance the amazing services they provide to their customers. With a constant thirst for knowledge, I’m keen to learn from my fellow geeks and develop new skills especially in the Cyber Security space. 

Would you like to know anything more about James? Tweet at us (@dialageek) and we may reply (we reserve the right not to, if the questions are too weird/not weird enough).’