Luke Copeman is one of several IT colleagues who helps newly acquired businesses settle into life at PIB Group. In this latest spotlight story of interesting and talented people around PIB, Luke shares how he enjoys looking under the bonnet of our businesses and their IT infrastructure, in order to successfully migrate them over to PIB’s model.
Plus, some of the best parts of his job, as well as some proud moments inside and outside of work including an amazing three peaks achievement, and spending time with his lovely family. Over to you Luke!
Tell us a bit about yourself
I spent ten years working for an IT managed service provider, supporting many different types of businesses across the UK. I joined Lorica in 2011, providing systems support which gradually evolved into the role of Infrastructure manager and the responsibilities of looking after the IT systems at our data centre. Following the acquisition of Lorica by PIB Group, I naturally moved into the same role with a focus on system migrations.
How do you support your colleagues around PIB Group?
My role in the IT department is to be the technical lead for the team and to act as a point of escalation for any technical issues that may arise. In terms of migrations, I formulate a plan with each acquisition to migrate their systems to the PIB Group model.
What is the best thing about being part of PIB Group?
I really enjoy getting out to all of the different offices, and meeting our new colleagues as we acquire more businesses. Being a bit of a ‘techy’, I enjoy seeing the different types of systems that they have and figuring out how to migrate them.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
I got married in India in 2014.
My biggest personal achievement is that I completed the three peaks challenge in 23 hours. I am pretty proud of that one! Professionally, completing my MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) would be my biggest achievement to date.
Best piece of careers advice you have been given?
‘Do a good job and work hard’. That is advice I have been given. Pretty simple but effective.
How do you relax outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a wonderful wife and two lovely daughters (two and four years old). During lockdown, we have been enjoying spending time exploring nearby nature reserves and walks along the canal.
Did you enjoy reading Luke’s story? You can read more about colleagues across PIB on our website or explore career opportunities here.