David Harvey

Transformation Consultant

My journey to Waterstons

I first found out about Waterstons when my friend joined the bespoke team in 2017. I wasn’t interested in being a developer, so I didn’t give it a lot of thought at the time, but when he said he was coming back to York to represent Waterstons at a careers fair I decided I’d stop by and say hi.

That might have been one of the most important decisions of my life.

I got chatting to a member of the transformation team, and couldn’t believe what I was hearing – Waterstons sounded like the Hogwarts of IT consultancy. I decided further research was needed, so I went to an open evening, where I spoke to more of the transformation team, and got to hear more about how Waterstons treats both its clients and employees. I applied immediately.

After a few interview days, that felt more like making friends than being examined, I was thrilled to hear that I’d made it. After starting in 2018, life at Waterstons has been everything I’d hoped for. I love being able to help clients with the aim of actually solving problems, whatever the solution may turn out to be. I have found the attitude of my colleagues towards work extremely refreshing - It’s great to be part of a team that takes a real interest in what our clients want.

Outside of work

One of my biggest passions is figuring out how to do stuff and make things. I spend all week scratching my head over spreadsheets, diagrams and emails, so I spend as much of my free time as I can making stuff with my bare hands. I’ve made several pieces of furniture from scratch, I bake things without recipes and sometimes I paint. I also like playing games – video games, board games, tabletop games, drinking games, war games, Live RPGs, more or less anything with a system of rules and preferably with a goal of ‘have fun’.


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