Steve Bennett Celebrates 20 Years at OGL

A huge congratulations to Steve Bennett who recently celebrated 20 years at OGL.

Steve looks back on the last 20 years:

“Before starting at OGL, I was working for Granville Technology Group, working in IT in the retail sector. After seeing a local job advert for OGL, I applied for a position in B2B Technical Sales and remember arriving at Kidderminster Harriers for the first interview to be greeted by Sam Byrne and Neil Morris, being presented with a piece of paper and pencil, and asked to go and prepare for 5 minutes. The brief was to sell them a pencil and the rest is history…

“20 years on, I have seen the company grow, more than doubling in size from when I started, not to mention the product and services portfolio that we see today. It certainly has moved on from HP E80 Servers and Wyse terminals!

“I have had various roles at OGL and have progressed through the business from Existing Hardware Sales, Account Management, New Business, and Pre-Sales as a Solutions Architect – I really can’t believe where 20 years have gone. The staff I work with, many of which have become personal friends over the years, really make everything worthwhile. I am proud to have been a part of the success and growth of the business over the past 20 years and look forward to progressing my career with OGL for the next 20.”

Colin Dennis, Steve’s manager, congratulates him on his 20 years at OGL:

“Steve and I have only officially worked together for a few months in the newly formed Pre-Sales team; however, it is absolutely clear that he is the “go to” person for our company pre-sales. He has the fairly unique skill of being both technically knowledgeable but also the ability to get customers to totally trust his opinion, allowing him to close a sale.

“Unofficially, I have of course worked around him for the last 14 years whilst I have been at OGL. Steve is always helpful, calm, considerate and a true gent. Nothing is too much trouble and he is totally committed to getting a quality job done. He is a tremendous asset to OGL and I would like to congratulate him on his 20 years’ service. OGL is a better place for having Steve at the heart of its team.

“Outside work he has a passion for clay pigeon shooting, and as long as he continues to let me beat him when we shoot he has a long and continued career ahead of him . Congratulations Steve, and here’s to another 20 years!”