In the last couple of months, we've been lucky enough to have some talented new employees start with CuanTec. Continuing our series of feedback on how it's been going so far with them, here's some comments from our newest lab technician, Calum:

"As soon as I joined CuanTec at Biocity, I noticed how friendly and supportive everyone in the company that I had met was.  It is a close working community who try to help each other where ever they can and work together to achieve the over-all goals of the company.  I’ve found the working environment to be fast paced and productive but manageable and well-structured due to the weekly planning involving all stages of the business sharing ideas on how to proceed.  I have been supported with learning the required steps of my position with lab safety and independent work in mind; meaning that if I’m unsure of an aspect of what I’ve been asked to do then my manager will go over it as many times as required for me to feel confident in what I do.  All in all I would say my experience of joining CuanTec has been very positive and I look forward to working with everybody in the company further!"

 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!

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