Dale Kirkwood |

Father. Husband. Aspiring CEO.

I am curious about everything and even more curious if it connects to a computer.
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IT & Computer Geek and now a Salesforce Trailblazer.

I broke my first computer when I was 8, I built my first computer when I was 11, I compiled my first program when I was 12. I owned 11 computers at one point and turned my dad’s shed into a computer museum stacked with all kinds of weird and wonderful computers (or ‘junk’ as my dad called it).

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“A superb person to deal with Dale ticks all the boxes as a professional and is a person that can be trusted 100% to deliver on his word”

Andrew Neal

Proprietor, Solutions Cleaning Supplies

“Dale is always very professional and passionate about his work.He has worked with us on a number of projects and they have all been completed with great attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend Dale.”

Paul Hicklin

CEO, Complete Office Solutions

During my time working with Dale, I found him to be very dedicated and tenacious….” “…Dale is always very professional and passionate about his work.He has worked with us on a number of projects and they have all been completed with great attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend Dale.”

Warren Bekir

Area Sales Manager, Ridgeons

Skills

  • IT & Technology 75% 75%
  • Salesforce Administration 65% 65%
  • CRM Customzation & Principles 65% 65%
  • LUA & Corona SDK 50% 50%
  • Fatherhood 35% 35%
  • Flutter 30% 30%
  • Salesforce Developer 18% 18%

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Countries and counting

Years sales experience

Million Euros of business generated

Beautiful Daughters

Education

JavaScript

SoloLearn

2018-2019

Java

SoloLearn

2015-2016

C#

SoloLearn

2015-2016

HTML

SoloLearn

2015-2016

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Badges

Salesforce

2019-present

Essentials of CAM using Fusion 360

AutoDesk Education

2018

TEFL Masters

TEFL

2016

Business & Personal Finance

Open University
2011

CFA Investment Foundations

CFA Institute
2019-Present

Building a Trade Plan

CME Institute
2020

Introduction to Futures

CME Institute
2020

Technical Analysis

CME Institute
2020

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Work Experience

Resco.net – Technology On The Move

(August 2018 – Present)

Head of UK&I

Armada Workshop

(Jan 2017 – Jan 2018)

Co-Owner

My co-owner Henry and I started Armada to produce high-quality furniture made using technologically advanced workmanship. We operated large CNC Routers, Lathes & Spray booths. I was in charge of everything production & technical wise. I worked with various CAD & CAM Software and programmed in G-Code manually when required.

English Teacher & Writer

(Jul 2016 – Jun 2018)

Self-Employed

Working freelance as a English teacher. Teaching one to one and group lessons to advanced & intermediate business students. 

Deanta Doors

(Dec 2014 – Jul 2017)

Sales Director

Covering a large area including the East Midlands, London and Essex managing accounts of varying sizes. My main duties included :

  • Building customer relationships and gaining customer commitment
  • Manage a team of on-the-road salespeople
  • Maintain company sales targets & reporting
  • Work alongside other areas of the business in order to develop efficient systems
  • Finding new business in select areas
  • Deal with Technical Queries
  • Manage bespoke orders
  • Assist with marketing projects
  • Arrange Rebates for accounts

Kirkwood Timber

(Mar 2014 – Jun 2015)

CEO

I started Kirkwood Timber in 2013 to supply timber and building products to trades people in the local area. I then started Kirkwood Joinery in 2014 to service the same people with bespoke joinery products such as windows and doors. At the peak I employed 7 members of staff, 1 external sales person, 1 internal sales person/admin person, 2 wood machinists, 1 driver and 2 joiners. The company dealt mainly with hardwoods, construction timbers and timber machining operating a re-saw, planer, spindle moulder, panel saw & sable saw. Sadly the company had to close down due to customer bad debts despite growing at a consistent and sustainable rate.

Kirkwood Joinery

(Dec 2014 – Jul 2017)

CEO & Partner

Kirkwood Joinery was formed in partnership with a local medium sized joinery business. Kirkwood Joinery enabled Kirkwood Timber to provide high quality, high margin products to customers. The arrangement generated a significant amount of business over the short period of the partnership. 

Ridgeons

(Apr 2011 – Mar 2014)

Sales Consultant

During my time at Ridgeons I worked at 2 branches, Newmarket & Peterborough. I looked after about 40 regular spending trade accounts as well as dealing with retail and non -account trade customers. I would take off material quantities from architects drawings and advise customers on simple builds such as decking or small timber outbuildings.

Volunteering Experience

The Afforestation Project

(May 2019 – Present)

Mobile App Developer

Female & More

(May 2019 – Present)

Flutter Mobile App Developer