Valto Newsletter – November 2023


3 Peaks Challenge

Some of our employees have been training hard for the 3 peaks challenge, which they will be completing in 2024 to raise money for Valto’s chosen charity of the year, WeMindTheGap.

WeMindTheGap is a social mobility charity that operates across the North West and North Wales. Since 2014, they have been giving new opportunities in life and work to young people who deserve better.

Every pound and penny raised will help WeMindTheGap provide a future for a young person that they never believed was possible – giving them real choices in their life and career.

Click here to view our GoFundMe page. We would be very thankful if you could donate anything you can, big or small!

valto employees training for 3 peaks
mountains for 3 peaks training

SharePoint vs Teams: Where to store your Documents?

Join our webinar on Thursday 30th November at 3pm GMT about SharePoint vs Teams.

The aim of this webinar is to help organisations make informed decisions regarding document storage.

Find out more and register for free here!

sharepoint vs teams webinar

Microsoft for Fire and Rescue Services

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that attended our first in person Fire and Rescue Services event last month!

Also thank you to Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service for letting us host the event at your headquarters, and to all of our fantastic speakers Dougie, Hugh, Danny, and Steve James from Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

We are hosting another online fire and rescue event on the 7th December – register for free here! 

Valto goes to Vegas! Global Cloud & Innovation Summit

Our very own Jay Wellings had an amazing time at the Global Cloud & Innovation Summit hosted by Ingram in Las Vegas!

Silverstone 2023 🏁

A massive thank you to our Partner Acronis for inviting us to Silverstone to watch the British Formula 1 Grand Prix Qualifying in July.

We had an amazing day spent trackside, with an insightful talk about cyber security threats and Acronis’ extensive product offering.

Also, it was lovely to meet Alex Albon of Williams Racing, who qualified at an impressive P8!

Celebrating Company Culture

At Valto, fostering a vibrant and inclusive company culture is at the heart of our vision.

We had the opportunity to strengthen our relationships and align our goals through two fantastic events—a company-wide BBQ and a Strategy Day.

We are a hybrid workplace, with employees based all over the UK, so it was nice to get all of our Modern WorkplaceBusiness Applications, and Microsoft Consultant teams all together in Chester for a few days.

Read more about it here.

Watch our YouTube short of the event below!

valto strategy day youtube short

South Coast Summit

Last month, some of the Valto team attended the South Coast Summit – A Microsoft Cloud Technology Conference!

They had a great time diving into the latest tech trends and insights.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Valto News!

Dougie Wood awarded MVP

Dougie Wood, our Creative Director, has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Microsoft 365 Apps & Services! 🏆🎉

This prestigious designation from Microsoft is a testament to Dougie’s exceptional expertise, dedication, and contributions to the Microsoft 365 community.

Adoption and Change Specialisation

Exciting News! Valto has been re-awarded the prestigious Microsoft Adoption and Change Management Specialization.

This achievement demonstrates our continued commitment to providing top-notch services to our clients, as well as our expertise in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Learn more about this achievement here!

valto re-awarded Microsoft adoption and change management specialization

Low Code Application Development Specialisation

We’re thrilled to announce that due to the hard work of our outstanding employees, we have achieved Microsoft’s Low Code Application Development Specialisation competency, as well as Digital & App Innovation solutions partner designation!

This specialisation means we have verified expertise, extensive experience, and proven success in aiding customers to adopt Microsoft low-code solutions.

We have extensive experience building Power Apps solutions to enable customers to work from mobile devices, reduce paper, make processes more efficient, and save money!

New Valto Members!

We are delighted to welcome some new members of staff to the Valto team, and we are excited to see all that they will achieve with us in the future!

ben breeden

Alex Housden

Alex has joined Valto as a Cloud Developer. He has 4 years of MI/BI Development experience within the Legal sector. His interests include Snowboarding, Hiking, Climbing, American Football, and Gaming. Alex spends most of his free time playing with his pets and cooking. 

Tiffany Hammond-Williams

Tiffany joins Valto as Sales Admin. Her interests include spending time with her friends and 2 children, and photography.

Terry Gehler

Terry has 8 years of experience in his field, and he joins Valto as a Senior Cloud Developer. His interests include volunteering for charities, and spending time with family.

Ben Breeden

Ben joins Valto as a Cloud Developer, with a background in developing eLearning Solutions. His interests include photography, philosophy, and playing squash.