Luke Barton Celebrates 5 Years

A huge congratulations to Luke Barton who recently celebrated 5 years at OGL.

Luke looks back on the last 5 years:

“I have only worked two grown up jobs in my career: one at OGL and the other at my previous employer where I worked for a duration of 10 years. I had done a couple of different roles there, but I had got to a point where I felt I achieved everything I could and wanted a new challenge so applied for a Junior Data Analyst role for OGL as I felt I could do the role based on my experience and skills.

“I started as a Junior Data Analyst, transferring data from legacy systems to prof.ITplus as well as document design. I then got promoted to full blown Data Analyst a couple of years later. 

“In 2020, I was given the opportunity to begin working on data transfer for Profit4 and I have been doing the same role ever since.

“My favourite aspect of the role is how challenging the role is. For example, we quite often will need to transfer data from a system we have never seen before with little knowledge on how it works. As you can imagine, doing this for systems you have never seen and didn’t create, with no training, for data you know nothing about is a very challenging thing to do and I’m always proud of the very high success rate myself and fellow Data Analysts have in doing so. It is one of my favourite aspects due to the real sense of achievement when you work it all out.

“My biggest achievements would probably be successfully putting the first ever Profit4 site live and separately successfully transferring our biggest (to date) Profit4 customer."

Phil Baker-Clarke, Luke’s manager, congratulates him on his 5 years at OGL:

“I can’t believe it has been 5 years. Luke has worked extremely hard for the team. He formed the initial Profit4 data transfer scripts that enable us to transfer data from Sage, Quickbooks and Xero in an efficient manner. Always helpful and willing to assist his colleagues, always happy to socialise with the team.

“He is renowned for baking the most dramatic cakes, designed around witches, skeletons and dragons to name a few.

“Here’s to the next 5 years! Well done Luke.”