We strive to ensure everyone at Circular Computing comes to work feeling empowered and motivated to make a difference. Our team take pride in their work and are proud of the company they work for.
When we're choosing to recruit a new member of our global team, we believe that it's vitally important that they choose us too. Our proudest achievement is to have successfully met our commercial growth targets, while putting our people first.
Initially, you jump out of bed at the crack of dawn each day driven by a desire to change your own path. But over time, once you have had some success, you need a different reason to drive you. Once I had surrounded myself with a great team that really contributed, then for me, that reason became to try and change their path and to be a positive influence to them each day. When I started in business, I had few options and I am now lucky enough to have many, but I feel the most pride when I play a small part in their success.
Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation, so we got ‘lucky’ in Circular Computing being born. It was a product of our people, the business and our 25 years business experience - mixed with the world’s voice, crying out for a more sustainable solution to how we are behaving currently.
Without Bilal the UAE operation would not have started and would not be running as it is today. Bilal was instrumental in building the new facility which is growing and developing continuously. His work effort and entrepreneurial attitude have allowed growth of the UAE operations and he is now a key influencer in the global operation. On the occasions he enjoys some downtime his sporting prowess and competitive nature see him batting and bowling in the cricket team and gracing the badminton courts.
As an experienced Board-level all-rounder, Steve has worked with some dynamic individuals and businesses throughout his career. Steve offers a wealth of experience in project management, finance and investments, risk, and start-ups.
“They said, ‘engage with something meaningful; with purpose; and deliver what the world is waiting for’. In truth, I believed them 100%, and they haven’t let me down. Having the right to do something, and the opportunity to do something right is an option born from choice and freedom. My relationship with the Founders of A2C is long standing. When I was asked to formally engage with A2C to help deliver the Circular Computing concept, it took just a day to decide.
Conrad has spent over 25 years in the IT Industry working for large corporates as well as running his own multi-million-pound business. When the opportunity arose to take on a new challenge; to help create and define the future of sustainable IT, starting Circular Computing was an obvious choice.
“When Rod asked me to join his team it was his purpose, passion and the workplace culture that made my decision easy. The commercial opportunity and passion to disrupt the way companies purchase IT was obvious. What really struck me was Rod’s plans to build a $3 million state-of-the-art computer refurbishment factory that placed a cricket pitch & impressive home-away-from-home accommodation for up to 200 staff at the centre of those plans.”
Affectionally know as 'The Colonel' stemming from his military roots, Shahzad has been tasked with the commanding role of overseeing facilities and staff requirements. His tireless attitude and attention to detail reflect back onto the company and the staff. When not on duty he captains one of the cricket teams and graces himself effortlessly on the badminton court - although secretly his love is pure tennis.
Thanks to a reputation for innovation, ambition and a people-first culture, we have successfully built a team with over 200 years collective experience in our sector.
Our production facility in the UAE is predominantly staffed by Pakistan nationals who live on-site in accommodation designed and built by us. We see it as our duty to provide both a salary and accommodation facilities that we can feel proud of, particularly in comparison to other companies in our sector. Find out more about our facilities.
We are accountable to the EICC Code of Conduct that focuses on Labour, Ethics, Health & Safety and the Environment.
Simon De Gruchy
Simon joined the group in 2004 in Business Development and has held many major roles during the company's growth. The sign of that skill spread came in 2013 when Simon was made Operations Director with the entire UK office operations under his direct control.
Simon is originally from Zimbabwe and as such has been key in the development of the company's sales channels in Africa and surrounding territories and regularly promotes the company's activities on trips to South Africa.
In 2005 Simon was solely responsible for gaining the group's ISO certification at 9001 and 14001 and has maintained the company's direction to align with these certifications as well as all parts of the WEEE directives. Simon's work ethic and attention to detail as well as his man management skills make him a perfect part of the Circular Computing Company management team and in operations it is the part that makes all the rest possible.
Lawrence transfers his skills from the parent company, A2C Services to bring a wealth of knowledge and potential custom to Circular Computing. Lawrence's customers know that while he is at heart a salesperson, he also carries forward the integrity of the way Circular does business, and as such he walks the line between achieving maximum sales for the company and being a good friend and partner to somebody buying the company's stock.
Abdul has been with the UAE team since the early days having joined Bilal as one of the first employees. He is loyal and patient which has shown itself over the years. Abdul is often called on to be the 'face' of UAE meeting external clients and visitors. He has a fountain of interesting facts for any unsuspecting traveller to this region and living in earshot of the Sharjah Cricket stadium also has a keen interest in cricket.
Babar is one of the longest serving members of the team. He has developed his skills controlling the accounts and works seamlessly in connection with the UK office. When not number crunching he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and loves BBQs on the beach!
Matt began the relationship with Circular Computing as an external provider of marketing and soon brought to the table his flair and drive for delivering a quality product. Many months later we contacted Matt to see if he wanted to bring that same flair to the company directly and Circular Computings first marketing employee arrived soon thereafter.
Since arriving Matt’s desk has been overloaded with challenges and ideas to allow the companies vision to be delivered on style and on time. All the directions of the company now have a face and a story that can be developed and told to anyone we need to, thanks to Matt.
Always a smile and nothing is a problem for Basit. He works closely with Bilal ensuring production is monitored. A keen cricketer who is often seen in the evening standing at the crease facing the onslaught of his fellow cricketing colleagues.
Sean began his career working for several firms of Chartered Accountants, primarily in accounts and audit, but also covering areas of payroll, VAT and tax. Armed with this experience and knowledge, Sean easily adjusted into the role of a company accountant. Sean is responsible for the overseeing of all financial aspects of the company.
Having joined in 2015 in an administrative role, Umair works tirelessly on maintaining stock spreadsheets and helping with logistics. Always a cheerful face and willing to help. Outside of work Umair’s hands are kept full with his young family and the occasional trip to a shopping mall or having a beach BBQ when the UAE weather is cooler.