Welcome to the team – Natasha!

May 2021


We are thrilled to announce our team is expanding. Please join me in welcoming Natasha Kirkup, Natasha has joined the Rare Earth Digital team as our new Software Architect.

We wanted to get to know Natasha a little better so here are some Q & A’s! Thanks for taking part 🙂

How long have you worked in IT?

I spent 5 years 8 months as a Technical Consultant at IBM, working on integration products with clients. Previously I was a Developer in IBM labs during my 3rd year placement at Uni.

What qualifications do you hold?

I have a 1st Class Computer Science Degree from Loughborough University when I graduated in 2015.

Hobbies – what do you enjoy doing out of work?

Getting creative – I make and personalise odd bits for friends and family – I made all my brother’s wedding invites and personalised hen do goodie boxes.

Walking – over lockdown when all Boris would let us do was go out once a day for exercise, I walked 10km a day for 50 days in a row. I’m looking forward to the ‘minimise travel’ restrictions to be lifted so I can get back to the Peak District and maybe go up to the Lake District one weekend.

Ten Pin Bowling – I used to bowl for the Uni team, but I haven’t played properly in forever so am looking forward to alleys reopening to get back into it.

Binge watching all things on Netflix

What’s your favourite food and drink?

All food! Especially when I haven’t had to cook it… if I had to pick one it’d be a burger and a gin & tonic!

Where would be your go to holiday destination after lockdown?

Somewhere hot with a beach, I would love to go to Bali … or skiing ! .. or both !

What are your dream goals to achieve by the end of 2021

Big question! One would be I’d like to be able to know my way around Nantwich enough to be able to give someone directions and actually feel like a local. I was travelling so much with my last job and then because of lockdown I don’t really know my way around Nantwich even though I’ve lived here for over 2 years.