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Houlder Ltd (2009 - 2011)

Houlder Ltd is a UK employee owned business providing a high quality, sophisticated engineering capability within the marine environment. The company delivers its specialist consultancy, design and Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning (EPIC) expertise from offices in London, Aberdeen, Portsmouth and Tyneside and its client base takes in the Marine, Defence, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy markets.

I was brought in to take over an MS Access based project intended to provide project level budgetary control.

The accounting package being used was OPERA and I quickly identified the potential of using ODBC to connect the disparate systems within the company. This had an interesting side effect of providing users with live information which they had struggled to get in the past.