Employee Spotlight – Philip Westlake

Jun 7, 2023 News Read time 2m


Philip won our Colleague of the month award for April


This month, we are delighted to dedicate our spotlight to the remarkable individuals who embody dedication and commitment in their roles. We kickstart our series by recognizing Philip Westlake, a Senior Full Stack Java Developer who has been awarded Colleague of the Month for April. Philip's outstanding contributions and unparalleled expertise have not only elevated our team but also showcased his exceptional skills. Join us as we delve into Philip's journey, his remarkable accomplishments, and the invaluable impact he has made within our organization.


What has been your biggest achievement in the last month?

In the last month, my biggest achievement has been successfully migrating premium-finance cloud applications to a new cloud environment


What has been the biggest challenge you have overcome in the last month?

A major issue for us was that our deployment steps involved many manual tasks. Introducing terraform allowed for the automation of deployment, eliminating unreliable and slow manual tasks and enabling the release of complex applications within a reasonable timeframe.


What are you looking forward to in the upcoming months?

We will have migrated all premium-finance cloud applications to the new platform in the coming months. This will provide us with a great opportunity to realise cost savings.


What are your aspirations for the future at Close Brother Premium Finance?

I am interested in making our customer applications the best that they can be for our customers and for ourselves. This means good application design but also lower cost of ownership.


What do you enjoy most about working at Close Brothers Premium Finance?

It is a very supportive environment to work. I enjoy the support and freedom to be able to make a difference.



Are you interested in joining the Close Brothers Premium Finance team? For more information visit closebrothers.com/careers 

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