By Houweida El Ashkar – Sales Director
As I approach 18 months of my time at Barhead I can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey it has been. I remember knocking on Ken Struthers door and asking for a role (which didn’t exist at the time but that’s another story) as I was excited with his vision for his company. I wanted to get on board and be part of the Barhead Team, to be part of the initial team that will one day soon, see Barhead becoming the number #1 Microsoft Dynamics Partner in Australia. In a short amount of time (we are talking 2yrs) the company acquired Gold Microsoft Partner status within 6mths and went on to win the ISV Partner of the Year award in 2016/2017 at the Microsoft Inspire Conference. From there we formed a Telstra Partnership to enable clients to use Telstra tech funds on projects as well as recently becoming a Microsoft P Seller.
We have continued to grow and expand our presence in Melbourne and Brisbane. Along the way, we have delivered over 25 new Microsoft Dynamics 365 projects to our clients in various industry sectors, we’ve set sail on the beautiful Pilgrim yacht watching sunsets with our partners, clients and guests and recently we were recommended on stage by our clients at the Microsoft Business Forward event in Melbourne earlier this month.
To say I’m proud to be part of this winning team is an understatement! I’ve learnt so much along the way and formed some amazing relationships with my team, Microsoft, my clients and partners in our network. I feel inspired each day to come to work and make a difference. This is why I choose to work at Barhead. I am presented with opportunities and am challenged each day (because let’s face it, projects don’t always go to plan), rather than shy away from difficult situations, it’s become my platform to continue my personal and business development growth. Life is too short to be unhappy at work, find something you enjoy doing and make each day count.