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John Sharples - Technical Manager and Implementation Consultant.

John joined Buzzacott in 2000 and is a Technical Manager and Implementation Consultant in Buzzacott's Giving Solutions (BGS) team.

John works with grant-makers of all sizes, including small and large charities as well as local authorities. He provides set-up consultancy and advice on the Blackbaud Grantmaking system, training, and data migration services; of which Buzzacott is the official partner to Blackbaud for the UK and Europe. John and the BGS team also offer ongoing assistance with use of the system. 

In addition, John is also able to support clients with a variety of IT infrastructure solutions such as, cyber security advice and data privacy reviews. He is an active member of the British Computer Society and is an accredited Data Protection Practitioner.

Prior to joining Buzzacott, John worked for the Church Commissioners for 15 years, working in a number of areas including some time spent with the Church Urban Fund, a charity set up in the 1980s to fund projects in Urban Priority Areas.

Outside of work, John is an Organist at Arundel Cathedral in West Sussex, and enjoys dinghy sailing.