In the last couple of months, we've been lucky enough to have some talented new employees start with us. We thought it would be interesting to ask them why they approached CuanTec and how it's going so far ........ firstly, here's Hannah, who started with us recently few months ago:

"I’m Hannah and I started with CuanTec as a Microbiology Technician at the Oban site in December 2018. I first came across CuanTec while in my 3rd year of study while having a look at Scottish biotech companies online. I was completely blown away by their ideas and knew I wanted to be involved. After graduating I still had CuanTec in mind and tried my luck by sending a CV to the company. A few months later, after accepting another job offer, I received a phone call and was invited up to the Oban and was offered the position! I knew there was no way I could turn the offer down, so It was an easy decision to relocate up to beautiful Oban to begin my scientific career! The past few months have been great, I’ve learned so much already, getting stuck into all aspects of the job, being only one of three members of staff at the Oban site. I love that I get to use my skills with CuanTec to help contribute to tackling the plastic problem, which is so important today. I can’t wait to see the company continue to grow and I’m certain we’re in for a bright future."

Good IT in a company is must these days. As a fledgling company, new businesses will often make use of free or budget tools available to them. CuanTec have been no different – over the last 2 years, we’ve made best use of some pretty good Office technologies which have allowed us to stay in touch. However, with an ever-growing number of staff and higher standards expected for our clients, the limits of those tools were becoming clear - we were going to need something a whole lot better!

Last weekend, CuanTec took the big step of migrating our old, disparate Office approach to a new installation of Microsoft’s Office 365 for Business. 

Migrating from one system to another can often seem a scary undertaking for businesses – what if it goes wrong? Maybe we’ll lose vital data! What if the new system won’t do the job?

But we needn’t have worried. After a lot of careful planning and solid assistance from IT specialists Big Front Door Ltd, we have now successfully made the smooth transition and have excellent new tools available to staff including state-of-the-art email, integrated company calendar, customer management tools, a centralised file database and much, much more!

For help with office implementations in your business, we would recommend

https://www.bigfrontdoor.com

Last week, the team at CuanTec engaged in chemistry of a different kind at their belated Christmas “do” and 2019 Business Kick-off.

The wonderful venue of The Loch Leven Hotel hosted the event.

We all took part in Gin School, where everyone learned the art of craft gin-making  ……

 

…….. and got to create their very own unique blends – some were very successful indeed; others where a bit of an “acquired taste” with an attempt to create notes of the sea  …..

 

…….. resulting in a very “fishy” flavour!

And then finishing off with traditional business sessions, laying out the exciting plans for the development of the company ……..

 

 

A highly recommended event:-

“I thought the gin school was great, a lot of fun and it was interesting to see what people came up with. Braw event😊 “ Sarah, Process Scientist

“Avery unique and interesting experience and the best style of team buildingI've been involved in. Our host was extremely knowledgeable and created arelaxed & fun environment”, Hannah, Oban Microbiology Technician

“The team building trip was a fantastic opportunity to meet all of the other skilled and brilliant people working in CuanTec, with the gin distilling being an amazing task with many laughs between people. Absolutely cracking event !” Toby, Oban Lab Technician

 

if you’d like to give it a try, visit their website here

 

http://www.pixelspiritsltd.co.uk/ginschool.html