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Austen - Managing Director
Austen founded the company in the year 2000 to help small businesses exploit emergent technologies for the greater operational efficiency and market advantages they can offer. The aim is to gain those companies a competitive edge, through innovation, in their chosen field.

Austen has a Manufacturing and Management M.Eng from UMIST and, whilst working for a UK ERP software house, gained his PhD in MRP II System Implementation. More recently he has achieved an M.Res degree in Business Performance Improvement Techniques Including Search Engine Optimisation.

Austen has been employed by several universities and, working for a medium sized manufacturing company, he has project managed the successful development of both a supply chain management system and a novel project management system.

Austen is a prolific author of papers for journals and international conferences, his main topics being: Change Management in UK SMEs; ERP software implementation; Implementing Supply Chain Management Systems (SCM); Implementing Production Management and Planning Systems; Specifying Bespoke Software to Boost Business Performance.

Austen is also a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and a member of the following: The Institute of Operations Management (MIOM); The Chartered Management Institute (MCMI); The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).

Relaxation for Austen comes in the form of charity bike rides and squash.
 
Mark - Team Manager
With experience as a programmer, analyst, sales consultant and development team manager, Mark has worked for 20 years plus in the IT sector.

He cut his teeth on Intel’s 8086 processor, precursor to the 8088 used in the first IBM PC, and he has specified, built, upgraded and programmed business networks and desktop PCs ever since.

Mark is now personnel manager, IT systems architect, developer and database programmer - a most valuable member of our team.

Spare time exploits include squash.
 
Ron - Business Analyst
Ron has been coding since his teenage years and first started work as a 4GL developer of Unix systems for the manufacturing industry (MRP / ERP development).

From there he went on to develop ecommerce solutions for a major UK bank and rose to the level of Ecommerce Business Analyst and Test Analyst before leaving to co-direct a company called Cash Four Ltd.

Ron is a Registered Apple Developer working in Objective C for iPhone and iPad apps. He also develops and designs systems based on ASP.NET, Java, C#, VB.NET and HTML.
 
Gabriel - Graphics Designer
A gifted graphics designer, Gabriel excels at integrating windows forms and web pages with text, typography and illustrations which really bring a fledgling application to life.

His forte is meeting with clients, quickly understanding their needs and rapidly drafting a design for review and rework as necessary. He has worked with the creative media design teams of large organisations like Autotrader and Manchester University.

Gabriel has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Computer Science.
 
David - Web Developer
A talented coder and database expert, David deals mainly in the development of online tools and interactive applications which benefit SMEs and larger businesses.

David has, among other things, worked in logistics using MS SQL Server and .NET to develop stock control and tracking systems. He also worked on coursework publishing websites after taking the decision to focus more on web based development.

For this he uses Java, PHP and XML with Oracle, MS SQL Server and MySQL databases.

David has an MSc and is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and Sun Certified Web Component Developer.
 
Matt - Graphics Designer
Matt’s substantial graphic design skills have been honed in the fields of corporate identity design, stationery design and design for print. His talents lie in the creative use of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and other industry standard tools.

Using his expertise, Matt can quickly translate a client’s requirements into high quality digital form whilst keeping within the client’s budget restraints.

As well as his design skills, Matt has gained several years marketing experience and has a degree in Business Management.
 
Tracey - Graphics Designer
Tracey began her career at Manchester Art Gallery before becoming a lecturer at Huddersfield University where she taught creative design.

Tracey’s aptitude for design, especially the concept design process, gives the company a definite advantage when original and inspirational logo and graphic designs are required.

Tracey favours a traditional approach to design, developing ideas on paper before transferring them to Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks.

Tracey has a BA (Hons) in Creative Textile Crafts.
 
John - Systems Engineer
John, with 28 years of experience in computing, started out as a child coding a Commodore VIC 20 with 5KB Ram and an 8-bit MOS 6502 CPU.

For the first ten years of his career, he operated the Lyons Cakes Ltd. computer in Barnsley. He then started a seven year stint during which he looked after the servers and networks of Yorkshire Electricity.

John is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). His interests outside network installations and server fault finding are his two sons, tennis and football.
 
Tony - Web Developer
Tony left university in 1998 with a degree in Information Technology and started work for a mobile solutions company as an app programmer.

He left after several years to join a web development team that provided a selection of web development solutions such as a full business management system for a major car firm and ecommerce sites for startups.

Tony’s range of skills covers MS SQL Server (T-SQL); MySQL; ASP.NET; PHP; VB.net; C#; HTML; XML; MS Access and FileMaker Pro.
 
Reena - Project Manager
Since leaving university in 1997 with a Masters degree in Computer Science, Reena has worked as a software developer and technical consultant. She has worked with substantial clients including Provident Financial, Halifax, Barclays, Alliance and Leicester and Dixons.

More recently, Reena has been involved in IT project management and product development management in the spheres of Enterprise Purchase to Pay (EPP) and e-invoicing.

Due mainly to her work in these roles, Reena has achieved Certified Project Management Professional (PMI) status.
 
Robert - Senior Developer
Robert started computing at an early age… while his friends played games outside he was captivated by the running of programmes copied line by line from books.

Robert excels at graphic design work as well as coding (mainly in PHP and SQL). He is also a dedicated father and football fan.