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Parachute IT
“Parachute IT is a forward thinking, genuine IT support partner that gives you peace of mind; I have no qualms in recommending them. They have implemented several major projects for us that have been cost-effective and made a huge difference in the way we operate. ”Gary Noble, Adept Telecom
“Parachute IT is a forward thinking, genuine IT support partner that gives you peace of mind; I have no qualms in recommending them. They have implemented several major projects for us that have been cost-effective and made a huge difference in the way we operate. ”Gary Noble, Adept Telecom

About

History

Over the past 20 years, Parachute IT has delivered flexible, hassle-free IT support that has resulted in trusted partnerships with clients and a specialist understanding of the needs of key sectors, including legal, financial, recruitment, hospitality, property and public sector services.

Our vision

Our aim is to provide you with your ultimate commercial solution, improving productivity and increasing your competitive advantage. This, in turn, will see you gain a return on investment. We will provide you with a bespoke plan of specialist services to ensure your IT not only supports your business, but enhances it.

Our approach

At Parachute IT, we deliver client focused IT support that extends further than technical services. We are driven by offering a truly personal service, which has helped us become a centre of excellence in the design, delivery and support of business IT and communications. From innovative designs to assisting best practice with quality systems, it is our aim to provide a first class service that surpasses expectation.

Who are Parachute IT?

Martin Bacon is the Managing Director of Parachute IT. He started his IT career as a Junior Engineer and never looked back.

Random fact about you?

Our family have a window in Norwich Cathedral, our ancestors used to entertain the Royalty when they visited the area.

I do my bit at...

Skydived for RAFT and volunteer for the annual Children’s Trust Supercar Day; taking family’s for a spin around the Top Gear Test Track in a Fire Engine.

Best advice?

2 ears and 1 mouth… use them to that ratio.

Martin Bacon

Party trick?

Opening beer bottles without a bottle opener.

If your life was a movie, which actor would play you?

Adam Sandler. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People with no manners!

Jonathan Smy

What is your best advice?

Be happy, if you’re not then do something about it

Where would you like to travel to/favourite destination?

Canada

What has been your proudest work achievement and personal achievement?

My children are my biggest achievement

Dave Barnard

What is your favourite way to spend your weekends?

With my horses

Who did you last see live in concert/festival?

Professor Green

What is your best advice?

If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got.

Danni Parton

Who is the one person in history that you would like to meet?

Bob Marley.

Hobbies?

Tennis, golf and skiing; I lived in the French Alps for seven months!

Do you speak any other languages?

German and French...well I try!

Tom Miles

Where would you like to travel to?

Hawaii

What is your dream car?

Range Rover

What are your three favourite movies?

Prometheus, Back to the Future, Iron Man

Nayem Reza

What inspired you to do what you do?

The fear of imminent takeover by machines.

Favourite quote?

The second mouse gets the cheese.

Favourite holiday destination?

Greek Islands.

Daniel Savill

Who is your favourite solo artist or band?

Frank Sinatra.

Favourite life quote?

Be yourself and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind.

Who is the one person in history you would like to meet?

Sun Tzu

Sam Devine

If your life was turned into a movie, which actor would play you?

George Clooney.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Motorway drivers sitting in the middle lane doing 50mph.

All time dream?

World cruise.

Carl Green

If your life was a movie, which actor would play you?

Rowan Atkinson.

What is your favourite destination?

New York.

All time dream?

To play music professionally.

Joe Trower

Where were you born?

Wimbledon.

What is your favourite food?

Pasta.

If your life was a movie, which actor would play you?

Tom Hanks.

Michael Fenton

What is your favourite way to spend the weekends?

With my kids.

What is your dream car?

Ferrari.

Where were you born?

Harpenden.

Paul Bates

Do you have any hobbies?

Hunting, wakeboarding and bunjee jumping.

All time dream?

To be a rockstar.

What is your best advice?

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes but try your best to avoid them.

Jansen

Favourite slogan/life phrase?

Don’t compare yourself to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.

Where would you like to travel to/favourite destination?

Paris, France.

What are your three favourite movies?

The Notebook, Pacific Rim and Titanic.

Mafe

What is your favourite way to spend your weekends?

Cooking for my family and going on out of town vacations.

What is your dream car?

Ford Explorer 2012.

What inspired you to do what you do?

My curiosity to expand my knowledge of technology drives me to do what I love.

Jake

What is your favourite food?

Filipino, Chinese and Japanese food.

Who is the one person in history you would like to meet?

Jesus.

What has been your proudest achievement?

Gaining a degree in engineering.

Allan

Where were you born?

Malabon City, Philippines.

If your life was a movie, which actor would play you?

A comedian.

What inspired you to do what you do?

My Family.

Mauro