Joining The Family Business

If you needed any more proof that software specialist Business Micros is a family business, then the company has turned the spotlight on two of the lesser known siblings – neither of whom share the surname Bailey!

New Project Leader Vince Kelly was the first member of staff to feature in the company’s 40th anniversary campaign which is highlighting the contribution of key members of staff, and now it is the turn of Vince’s sister Lisa Lockhart who also works at the company’s Penpont HQ.

Lisa is the Accounts Administrator and while hers might not perhaps be a familiar name or face to many, she is the person who helps to maintain Business Micros’ hard-earned reputation in this industry for paying people on time. She is responsible for all purchase and sales invoices and has been a member of the team since 2005, joining a full 21 years after Vince.

She says: “I saw how happy Vince was working here so when this opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance. I’m still here 14 years later, primarily because this is such a friendly and supportive working environment and really does have a genuine family feel.

“What I like most about the job is the fact that Business Micros is a company which always aims to treat customers, suppliers and staff fairly and ethically. Those values definitely chime with me and make me proud to be part of the team.”

For much of the time that Lisa has worked at Business Micros, the number of staff remained fairly constant. In recent years though, the Penpont office in particular has expanded considerably, with additional programmers and software developers joining the business to work on the next generation Infinity software which launched at the FIT Show.

This, says Lisa, has created a more dynamic workplace with the buzz created by the new people and new products extending throughout the business. She adds: “The Infinity products have got everybody excited and after the fantastic response to the FIT Show, we’re already seeing customers signing up to be the first to use Capture, Showroom and Register. That means more sales invoices for me of course but we make the whole purchasing and payment process so easy for customers now that once their direct debit is set up, they can relax and know that we’ll take care of everything for them.”

More details on Business Micros 40th anniversary and on the new Infinity products are available via the new website at: www.businessmicros.co.uk