James Colwell

Cyber Security Consultant

Quick Fire:

The album I’d take to a desert island: The Lighthouse Family's Greatest Hits! Don’t laugh, it always puts you in a good mood.

The movie I could have on repeat: Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. I remember watching it as a kid and think I’ve watched it about 300 times since.

On my bucket list: I would love to tour America. It would be great to watch a live NFL game, attend a rodeo and visit all of the tourist attractions (and drink plenty of Jack Daniels).

At OGL, I’m responsible for…

Providing cyber security advice for OGL customers based around the products and services our Cyber Security division, CyberGuard, offers.

The thing I’m most proud of in my job is…

Knowing that the work we are doing is protecting our customers from a real threat to their business. Some customers still don’t take the threat of cyber security seriously, so knowing we are providing the best possible advice is not only important, but rewarding too.

Before OGL I…

Worked as a Technical Engineer. When I joined OGL my priority was to pass my technical knowledge onto the rest of the Installations Team.

What I like most about working at OGL is…

The people! I’ve made some great friends, who are more than just colleagues. Everyone always pulls together even when things are tough.

The best career advice I’ve been given…

The harder you work the more luck you will get.

When I was growing up, I wanted to be…

A footballer like most kids. Unfortunately, I was blessed with 2 left feet and couldn’t trap a bag of cement.

Away from the office you’ll find me... 

Watching my kids doing various sporting activities or simply walking the dogs. Either way, both normally end up with a visit to the pub :)