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Rik Hepworth, IT Director

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Rik joined Black Marble in 2006 bringing with him an impressive track record in IT - for over 15 years he has been involved at some level with almost every aspect of computing technology and service provision.  He spent several years at the University of Bradford, where as a senior staff member he worked in systems design and installation, hardware and software support, procurement and purchasing, tender management, project management and strategic planning.  In addition Rik is highly skilled in web development using Web Standards, and has a good understanding of the legal requirements covering website design.

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Combining a management degree from the well-respected Bradford University School of Management, professional marketing qualifications and technical experience, Rik brings an original perspective to the projects he works on. Over the years he has managed large-scale rollouts of desktop systems, managed enterprise-level server solutions and create standards-compliant, accessible websites.

Rik is a Chartered IT Professional with the British Computer Society, has a DipM (Diploma in Marketing), awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and is a Certified Scrum Master.

In 2012, Rik was invited by Microsoft to become a Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (V-TSP). The Microsoft V-TSP Programme is a select group from the elite in Microsoft partner community, whose focus is to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialist team. Their primary role is to communicate the value of Microsoft Solutions and to provide architectural guidance.

You can follow Rik on his blog and on Twitter.



Black Marble’s extensive knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Platform is recognised by our Gold and Silver Competencies in the Partner Network:

  • Application Lifecycle Management (Visual Studio suite of products) – first UK partner to achieve Gold.
  • Collaboration and Content (SharePoint) – first UK partner to achieve Gold, previously Portals and Collaboration.
  • Application Development – Silver.
  • Application Integration – Silver.
  • Mobility – Silver


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