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Phillip Brough

Phillip Brough

Data Analist

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My Portfolio Highlights

My New Course

Introduction to Python

My New Track

Data Analyst

Quantitative chef, mixing variables and algorithms to create delectable insights.

My Work

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Introduction to Power BI


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Activate Learning | Jun 2022 - Present

Data Analyst Trainer/Coach


World Tree Catering | Mar 2012 - Jun 2022


In this role I am responsible for the day to day running of the business including accounting and payroll, website maintenance and development, analysis and presentation of sales data, analysis and presentation of business performance and for reporting profit and loss reports. Production of marketing material and social media posts and analyzing the effectiveness of various channels. The company has 10 members of staff.
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Percontor | Feb 2008 - May 2012

Technical Director

Percontor is a Sweden based IT company basing their offerings on Experiential Design, delivering their solutions mostly in Drupal. I would also maintain communication with clients about their projects including data analysis of improvements made to their websites during the projects showing the measurable performance changes. As Technical Director in Percontor I was responsible for the whole IT architecture of the company.

Skoglake Limited | Jan 2007 - May 2008

Independent Contractor

The last contract was as a Lead Technical Trainer for Zenos delivering Advanced Diploma, Microsoft MCDST and MCSA, CompTIA A+ and Network + and Cisco courses to a range of clients including 16-19 years olds as well as commercial training. In this role it is necessary to review training material, monitor students’ progress, support students in additional learning, and produce additional training material and resources as required and manage the centre and the centre administrator. I also have a part time contract with Merton College as a lecturer on the Foundation Degree specialising in Microsoft and Cisco Networking but covering across the range of technical or academic courses. Prior to my current role I worked in a support role for Carnival Cruises, part of the P&O group working with Dell, Compaq and IBM servers and Avaya IP Telephony Systems providing day to day user and network support. This involved the coordination across three different companies and their associated helpdesks in Italy, UK and USA.

SCL LTD | Mar 2002 - Apr 2007

IT Consultant

The responsibilities in this position are to act as an independent consultant for the Sutton Community Leisure group. Within the role I make regular recommendations for the on-going running of the network. As part of this role close relationships are maintained between the IT Manager, the Operations Manager, and the Managing Director. In addition to the recommendations for the network on site support has been provided for the installation of new equipment including routers, servers, leased lines, and SDSL’s s well as the ongoing configuration and management of the current devices throughout the network.

JAMES THORNTON GROUP LTD | Jun 2006 - Jan 2007

Microsoft Trainer


Carshalton College | Sep 2001 - Jun 2006

CTL e-Skills and IT Academy

The responsibilities of this role are to manage the Level 3 and 4 IT courses offered at the college. This includes a collaborative foundation degree course with Kingston University as part of an NTI with several other South London colleges. My responsibilities include development and delivery of course material on the level 3 and 4 programmes as well as co-ordinating the teaching teams. I also have specific responsibility for the delivery and coordination of the CCNA curriculum across all programmes and part time courses. I have additional responsibilities to assist in the line management of some full time and agency staff members. I have achieved several qualifications in this role including the Cisco CCNA qualifications and the City and Guilds 7407 stage 3. As part of my role I act as a product specialist for all areas of networking, hardware and software and as part of this I produce most of the training material for this and also advise the Level 1 and 2 in this area.

Draftworldwide Canada Inc | Jun 2000 - Sep 2001

IT Manager

This role focused on the day-to-day running and management of a multi server network incorporating Windows NT, SQL, IIS, Exchange, Windows 2000, and firewall technologies. My responsibilities also included running the telephone equipment including voice mail and procurement of telecom equipment and providers. In addition, I was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with suppliers of the IT equipment. I directly controlled and was accountable to the board for a budget of approximately £1.5M per annum. I was also responsible for creating, developing, and providing training and on going support to new and current staff.

Research Machines plc | Jun 1995 - Jun 2000

Managed Network Services Consultant

highest level that Research Machines offered, mainly third line. I was also responsible for service delivery to several fully managed service sites where I was the primary contact for the site and liaised with the site staff and helped to manage the site on a day-to-day basis. As one of the most experienced consultants I was also strongly involved with the development and delivery of a range of technical courses delivered to both internal and external customers. 1997-1998 Research Machines Abingdon, Oxfordshire Senior Netware Support Consultant In this role I was responsible for running the NetWare support team. This was a small team and included contractors to provided additional support resources. I was involved with their recruitment and was directly responsible for their day-to-day activities. The role involved supporting customers with NetWare networks as well as customers with mixed NT and NetWare networks as well as the installation, configuration, and support of the “Internet for Learning” internet service. During this time I also developed and delivered training to other support teams to enhance understanding of NetWare and mixed environments. 1995-1997 Research Machines Abingdon, Oxfordshire PC Support Consultant This role was to provide telephone technical support for PC’s and Internet connections. As an additional role with in this was to provide the scheduling of the resources for the hotline. This included coordinating and approving holidays for the members of the team. For the last year of this position I was seconded to the development department as a technical author.

Fujitsu | May 1994 - Jun 1995

Support Engineer

This role was to provide hardware and software support for various clients. This role including the managing of calls from a central call centre and managing the call through the team to resolution.

My Education

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Bachelor of Engineering - BE, Electronic Engineering with TechnologyThe University of Huddersfield
Carshalton College

About Me

Phillip Brough

Experienced IT professional with a strong background in data analytics, network management, and training.

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