Dawn joined SUMS in August 2023 as an Associate with 25 years of experience within the corporate, charity, higher education, and public sectors, carrying out financial roles and system roles.
Dawn is a Part Qualified Accountant and a PRINCE2 qualified PM and has been an inhouse Management Accountant which led her to work on an ERP project implementation in which she became a lead part of that implementation in the UK and France. The company eventually moved her to the USA temporarily to assist there also, with the evaluation of their system design and issues, and required her to propose solutions to get the implementation over the line. Following that she has been involved with several large ERP projects implementation, upgrades, and redesigns.
Having had experience as a System Manager, she knows the difficulties seen by inhouse teams, and her reputation has grown within the sector as Founder & CEO of Equinox Consulting Limited which has now become a respected partner of Unit4. Equinox provide all aspects of ERP requirements from Project Implementation through to fully managed services, and Dawn has grown in her Leadership role to be able to obtain the best from all her staff, encouraging them to grow and learn every day which in turn boosts the customers experience to something that is niche within the market.
A recent project with SUMS is the collaboration with the University of London, guiding them on a pivotal decision-making process with the comfort that they had full knowledge of their options available. Dawn’s expertise played a crucial role as she helped the University evaluate whether to enhance its ERP system or transition to a new provider.
Outside of work, Dawn enjoys time with her dogs and horses, which always keep her busy, and then in the quieter times she rekindles her love of sewing which was taught to her by her mum.