CEO Today Business Women of the Year Awards 2021

Jeanette Forbes, CEO of PCL Group, has been announced as a winner of the CEO Today Business Women of the Year Awards for 2021. The article details how Jeanette founded PCL after being made redundant, launching Grape & Grain despite having no knowledge in hospitality, as well as joining Blue Gentoo, OMMICA and GoHawk.

Jeanette has been highlighted as a Featured Winner on page 14 of the magazine. Huge congratulations to Jeanette, very well deserved. The CEO Today winners edition of the ‘Business Women of the Year Awards 2021’ magazine is now live and can be viewed here.

Invest for the future with the Super Deduction Tax Break

To help boost investment rates, Rishi Sunak announced in the Budget 2021 a new “super deduction” tax break of 130% is available to companies incurring expenditure on qualifying plant and machinery (P&M) including computer hardware. This will cover expenditure incurred between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023 and is only available to incorporated businesses because it offers tax relief against corporation tax.

Fixed Assets including desktops, laptops, monitors and servers or networking upgrades for your property are all available through the scheme*. Now is the time to look at your IT infrastructure and identify any needs you may have. PCL Group Engineers are on hand to advise what systems could benefit your business. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Contact us today to discuss your upgrade options.

*All purchases must be new, not refurbished. For more information on the Super Deduction Tax Break scheme visit here.

Invest for the future with the Super Deduction Tax Break

Vacancy – IT Support Engineer – 2nd Line Support

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an IT Support Engineer to join our support team, responsible for ensuring the highest standard of support and service delivery for our customers.

You will play a vital and active role within our growing support team. You will ensure that every customer receives an outstanding level of service whether on the phone, through ticket requests, reports and documentation, or through the availability and performance of the services we provide.

Being part of a highly skilled and collaborative team, you will gain exposure to a huge variety of technologies. With your troubleshooting skills, you’ll take ownership of customer issues, escalating to other teammates where required, but always following through to resolution to support your professional development and career.

We’re looking for an experienced 1st line with 2 – 3 years experience looking to take the next step in their career or someone with a great level of 2nd line support. You need to have attention to detail with high standards and a positive, pro-active approach to problem solving. Not only will you be motivated to see continuous self-development, but you will also be driven to help us build even better support for our customers.

This role might be for you if you are:

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to build strong relationships with customers and teammates
  • A level-headed approach when working under pressure
  • Ability to produce good quality documentation
  • Great attention to detail, particularly in customer documentation and reporting
  • Experience of a Service Desk and a corresponding software application for managing tickets
  • Experience of system health monitoring and dynamic response to the resulting alerts and information
  • Experience in Windows and Server administration
  • Experience with Internet technologies – DNS, IP Addressing Schemes

Bonus points if you have/are:

  • Familiarity with Cloud Platforms, such as Office 365, SharePoint and Azure
  • Familiarity with virtualisation platforms, including Hyper-V and VMware
  • Familiarity with networking hardware
  • AZ-104 and/or MS-100 qualification

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • IT Support: 2 years (preferred)

Language:

  • English (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

PCL Group announced as finalist for Vuzion Awards 2021

We could not be happier to share that we are a finalist for Vuzion’s UK Partner of the Year 2021.

Vuzion Awards 2021 Finalist

The Vuzion Cloud Awards are supported and sponsored by some major vendors in the IT industry such as Microsoft, Acronis, Mimecast, and AvePoint, to name a few.

Key industry experts will be taking part in the judging process and presenting the awards during a live session on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 25th March 2021.

These awards are a great way for the industry to stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s also a brilliant way for Vuzion Cloud partners to promote their hard work during challenging times and to ensure wider recognition of their successes and achievements.

Many of our clients operate in mobile, fast-paced, evolving environments and it’s vital that the IT service we provide keeps pace with that and can evolve and grow with them to meet their needs and ever demanding requirements. Working as a partner Vuzion has helped us support that by meeting client demands for outstanding cloud, backup and managed services.

We are very much looking forward to joining other IT companies from across the UK at the virtual Vuzion Awards Night and wish all the other finalists the best of luck.

PCL CEO awarded Significant Contribution Award

On 14 August 2020, Jeanette Forbes, CEO of PCL Group, was announced as the winner of the Significant Contribution Award at the SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards.

The winners of the 2020 Offshore Achievement Awards were revealed in a virtual ceremony on 14 August, with joint prize-winners announced across several categories, demonstrating the high calibre of entries this year and the tough job faced by judges.

This year Jeanette Forbes, a successful industry entrepreneur and founder of the PCL Group, inspiring STEM mentor and energy sector ambassador, clinched the ‘Significant Contribution’ Award for demonstrating unparalleled support in promoting STEM to young women in education and her business mentorship efforts in the community.

On receiving the award, Jeanette Forbes said “I am absolutely delighted to be only the second woman to win the Significant Contribution Award and I look forward to hearing of other female recipients in the coming years as we look to the future of our industry.  Piper Alpha changed the world for those working in O&G.  We that continue to work in the industry must, and I emphasise must, change the environment and transition to leave a significant legacy built around new energy innovation”.

In May 2021, Diane Wood (Section Manager, SPE) interviewed Jeanette about what it meant to win the award.