Aramar provided an opportunity to grow in partnership with others. I always wanted to run/own a business I was joined to. The chance to grow something has simply always appealed greatest to me.
I initially trained and qualified with KPMG, before moving into industry with Henkel, a multi-national based in Germany. This was my first introduction to group reporting, albeit from a local finance level within the UK and Ireland. I was involved here with SAP adoption projects on the ERP level and the project nature of work immediately appealed to me. From here I moved to a group reporting role with a UK AIM listed business, which is where I began my journey with Cognos software, specifically an old product called Cognos Finance. This business was subsequently acquired by a Swedish multi-national, an organisation that used Cognos Controller for reporting, which is where my consolidation journey with Cognos Controller product began. Post closure of this acquisition I moved into consultancy, firstly as a sole operator, but subsequently through networking joined up with Rob and later Chris. The result today is the Aramar business you see.