DeskLodger of the Month Richard Bowles from Support Partners
Meet Richard, who is a Systems Engineer for DeskLodge residents Support Partnersand likes gadgets, scuba diving and cider slushies.
What do Support Partners do? We offer consultancy and support for any company creating video! Working with mostly broadcasters, ad agencies and news corporations (like the BBC, McCann and the FT) to streamline and automate their processes in new and creative ways.
How long have you worked at Support Partners / DeskLodge? I have been with Support Partners for 2 years and we have been residents here for just under 2 years now. . What's your favourite thing about your job? My favourite thing about my job is being given the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and to work them into a usable solution that benefits our clients and makes managing them easier. The solutions I get to play with have extremely complex back ends (which are very fun to play with) but by the time the end users touch it, all of the complexity is hidden away, leaving them with an enjoyable and reliable working environment.
What's your favourite thing about DeskLodge? DeskLodge has the best coffee machine I have access too! It also has amazing staff that are always up for a chat by the coffee machine. Most importantly though it has such a good vibe, it just makes coming into the office that extra bit more enjoyable.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy playing with new gadgets and actively improving my home automation (Alexa is now a fundamental part of my life haha). When I do get chance to venture outdoors I enjoy rock climbing, Scuba diving and cycling. In July a few of us are doing a cycle from Bristol to London which will be fun and challenging. We are raising money for Diabetes UK so if anyone wants to donate please feel free to check out our donation page
What's your favourite thing to do in the sun? Drink a cider slushy down The Old Lock & Weir in Hanham. Shorts, T-Shirt, Flip Flops….. Living the dream! Thanks Richard, Good luck with the charity cycle challenge!