Here is the chance to find out about the E & S Computers Team, how they got started in I.T and what they like to do to relax!
Eddie Donnelly – Proprietor
Eddie has spent 25+ years working in I.T. After working for a Multi-National I.T Company as a Field Engineer, working on the Dell and Barclays Contracts to name a few, there isn’t much Eddie hasn’t seen.
Eddie crossed paths with Belinda Carlisle when she picked up his diary that he had dropped, he was loading a large laser printer into his van. Eddie was of course speechless!
Eddie’s love of all things technical started at an early age. He dismantled his Dad’s cassette player, and put it back together, with a few spare parts too! His first computer was a 48K Spectrum, which he changed the membrane for the keyboard on!!
When Eddie isn’t working he can be found modding his Commodore Amiga 1200. He enjoys playing retro games such as Ashes of Empire and Police Quest.
Joanne Tippett ~ Manager
Joanne has worked at E & S Computers since it was established in 2007. Her job background varies from Business Admin, Hairdresser, Residential Care Assistant, and a Lunchtime Supervisor at a Primary School. Joanne has recently completed a Level 3 Diploma in Management, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Her interest in I.T started with the purchase of her first computer in 1993, a Commodore Amiga 1200, with hours spent playing games like Monkey Island & Maniac Mansion, and using the Word-processing package, to write stories. Her Amiga has been taken out of “mothballs” and is being lovingly restored and modded.
Joanne also enjoys other pursuits outside of work that are less technical, such as experimenting in the kitchen (much to Eddie’s delight – unless something goes drastically wrong!). She likes to bake cakes, and on occasion brings them into work as a treat! She has also discovered a love for crochet, which she puts down to her age!
Kyra Oakley ~ Trainee Technician & Admin Assistant
Kyra first became a part of E & S Computers team in the summer of 2016 during her work experience, during her week with us she assisted Joanne with many of her daily tasks. Taking so well to the job Kyra now works with us on Saturdays and the occasional half term, she continues to excel in the tasks she carries out. She has even started working with Eddie carrying out computer repairs, as she is studying I.T at Yeovil College.
Kyra always manages to produce wonderful window displays, keeping up with the current seasonal themes.
In her spare time, Kyra enjoys reading a wide variety of books, taking her dog for a walk (a dog lover she is indeed!!), creative writing and designing new clothes. A girl can never have too many clothes!