We recently appointed Alex Harker (21) in the role of social media and marketing apprentice.

Alex, who is the second apprentice to be recruited by fissara, was matched to us at an apprenticeship ‘speed dating’ session held by The Juice Academy in Castlefield. She will be working to raise our on-line presence from our offices at The Millbrook Business Centre in Wythenshawe while studying for her City and Guilds in Social Media Marketing for Business at The Juice Academy.

Commenting on her appointment Alex said: “I met Jon from fissara at an event which helps to match apprentices with appropriate employers. Although a software company was not my first choice of employer it soon became clear that fissara is a dynamic, fast-growth company where every single person has the opportunity to make a big impact on the direction of the company and to play a part in its success. It struck me straight away that this is somewhere that I can really make a difference and you can see the results of your work put into action. You are part of a tight team of people where every person is valued and important.”

Alex’s appointment brings the fissara team to 11 and she will be working alongside fissara’s first apprentice, software developer and tester Josh Leighton, who joined the company in 2015.

fissara is a revolutionary field force management system which allows businesses to manage people, processes, stocks and schedules. It is designed to deliver greater operational efficiencies and reduce costs as well as to improve customer service and productivity.

Since our launch fissara has already won contracts with companies including Motorola, AMCO Engineering, O2 Telephónica and Scanlans Property Management and is gearing up for a rapid expansion into the civil engineering, utilities, telecoms and facilities management markets.

Commenting on Alex’s appointment Jon Holttum said: “We established our base in Manchester because we knew this area would give us access to great people who have the right digital and technology skills to help us achieve our growth ambitions. Alex is a fabulous addition to the team and has already made a big impact delivering a social media campaign to support our recent attendance at the All Energy Exhibition in Glasgow. We look forward to her helping us to spread the word about fissara.”