A day with... Kieran Darlow

8th April 2020

Understandably, times are hard right now and many businesses are now working from home, team Xalient included. We thought we would open to door into some of the teams homes, starting with Head of Managed Services, Kieran Darlow.

What is your working from home routine?

Run, shower, brew, set my goals for the day, pick today’s playlist, collaborate and socialise with my amazing team and colleagues to ensure we continue to deliver to our customers whilst supporting each other!

And what would your advice be for those who aren’t use to working from home?

Get some fresh air! It is easy to just sit down and before you know it several hours have passed and you have not even moved! Get your window open, enjoy that fresh air but more importantly take regular breaks and change your scenery – go for a walk, even if it is around your garden.

As a Head of Managed Services what tools do you find useful when working from home?

Whilst Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business have been essential to keep in close communication with both my teams and customers, I would have to say Spotify is critical to ensure some high energy beats inspire me throughout the day.

Xalient have introduced a quaranteam scheme to encourage employees to take on a new challenge while working from home.

I have set myself a goal to run at least 10 miles per week to remain fit and healthy. So far so good. If I keep up my current progress it will not be long before I increase my goal… who knows, the York Marathon 2021 might be on the cards!

And finally, we want to offer you the opportunity to use our platform to send a message to all the amazing people out there fighting to keep us safe:

To our emergency services and all those who are working hard to ensure we remain watered, fed and safe. In the face of danger, your passion continues to help and provide critical services to our nation, you are both mine and my families Hero’s and we will forever be in your debt!