A Look Back at My 25 Years in IT

Jay HineOptimaLeave a Comment

This year is the 30th Anniversary of the start of Optima Systems Ltd and my 25th year of being part of the journey. When looking back over my time at Optima it doesn’t seem such a long time. But when I start to think about the things that have changed both personally and professionally it’s quite scary. Optima has seen me … Read More

Optima Systems is 30 Years Old!

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This year we celebrate Optima becoming 30 years old. I remember only too well the very early days when we created the company together with the highs and lows we encountered along our long and winding path. In some ways it only seems like yesterday but in others it feels like an age. We started with 5 employees and now … Read More

An Announcment for Optima Customers during Coronavirus

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Dear Optima Customers, Our offices might be closed but we continue to provide the same service as before to all our customers. Please be assured that in these uncertain times we are still working and giving all support necessary to keep your business working. All our emails addresses, telephone numbers, and opening hours will remain the same at all times. … Read More

Optima Systems is now ISO 9001 Certified

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As with any sucessful company, we have spent many years working hard on our internal processes to ensure that we operate an efficient business and deliver quality products to our customers. To a large extent we have achieved that and many of our customers have come back to us and said how pleased they are with the service we deliver. … Read More

We’re Hiring a Part-time Office Administrator!

Kevin WallisOptima

We're Hiring a Part-time Office Administrator

A vacancy exists to join our friendly, dynamic and growing team as a part-time office administrator. No Agencies! If you are interested please email info@optima-systems.co.uk or send us a message online. No Agencies! Kevin Wallis Operations Director One of the Directors of Optima, Kevin is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company. He is also responsible for the company’s … Read More

My first exam with Global Knowledge Apprenticeships

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As of now, I have been with Optima for almost a year and I took my first exam last month which was CompTIA Network+. I started studying for the exam last year around October and did some practice exams around March this year. At first it was quite difficult studying for the exam as I was learning something new and … Read More

My first month (and a half) at Optima Systems

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Looking back on my first month and a bit at Optima the time seems to have rushed by. With this being my first job in IT, I was not sure what exactly to expect but with the support of all the team I’m enjoying my work and the challenges it brings. I’ve always been interested in computers, ever since playing … Read More

Our (Small!) green initiative

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It seems to me these days that everything we do is scrutinised from a sustainability standpoint. Business practices and personal behaviour that was once commonplace now causes eyebrows to be raised and fingers to be wagged. Even the humble plastic drinking straw has been consigned to history (sorry kids!). Of course, all of this is for positive reasons and the … Read More

My first week as a network engineer apprentice

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In this blog our new team member, Josh Peacock, talks about the highs and lows of his first week as a Network Engineer Apprentice here at Optima. My first day was nerve wrecking as this was the first time I’d worked in an office environment as a Support Engineer. In the first hour, a new colleague Gemma, talked me through … Read More

Red Nose Day at Optima

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Red Nose day is a great event as it raises money for charities in the UK and Africa. The 5 main issues it helps are – immunisation, mental health, vulnerable young people, domestic violence and  fighting Malaria. Since the last Red Nose Day, money raised has enabled us to help 11.7 million people across Africa, tackling issues such as immunisation, … Read More

Optima welcomes Steve McGuigan

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Optima is pleased to announce another apprentice has been taken on. We thought we would let him introduce himself in his own words. As I am part of the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology, growing up with video games were a big part of my life. Since I was about 9 years old video games dominated my … Read More

Optima welcomes James Heslip

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Optima is pleased to announce yet another apprentice has been taken on. This brings our total now to 5. We thought we would let him introduce himself in his own words. My first real introduction to programming was during my GCSE years at school. They were introducing a new course, computing, being an alternative to the current course, I.T. I … Read More

Sam to Climb Mount Snowdon for Charity

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My father and I, are raising money for Cancer Research UK by climbing Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. We have set up a JustGiving page to allow people to donate to us directly without any hassle of arranging/collecting donations which in turn saves the charity money. Our target is on the ambitious side (£500) but I’m … Read More

GDBA 2016 – It’s almost time to announce our winner!

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As some of you may know, this year we are proudly sponsoring the award for Digital Marketing Business of the Year at the 2016 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. It’s been a far more interesting journey that we expected when we set out. We’ve meet some great people with genuine passion for Digital Marketing. We’ve also been exposed to some great … Read More

New staff member – Yasmin Bryant

Jay HineOptima

Yasmin Bryant has joined Optima Systems as an Office Administrator. She will be the friendly voice on the end of the phone. She will ensure you are put through to the right person and failing that will take a message and ensure someone calls you back. She will also keep us topped up with coffee so we are awake when … Read More