START SOFTWARE ABOUT US/OUR TEAM

All of the Start Software team are enthusiastic about the software we create and proud of the service we deliver.  We’re based in the UK, Australia and Indonesia and regularly travel to the USA to meet our software partners. 

 

 

If you love creating software and especially if you have a good knowledge of Alpha Anywhere, get in touch to find out if we are recruiting.

DIRECTORS

Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett MA (Oxon) FIAP MIoD

Director 

 

Robin is Start Software's director and principal consultant. After graduating, Robin worked within the Information Technology department of a major UK utility, working in a variety of technical and software development positions before moving into IT management. Since 2000, Robin has worked for a number of organisations as a consultant IT manager and director, and formed the Start group of companies in 2002

 

Robin is a Fellow of the Institute of Analysts and Programmers.

 

Elaine Porter

Elaine Porter

Director

 

Elaine is often your first point of contact as she manages our client interactions, identifying opportunities and contacts and ensuring we match services to customer needs.

 

Resource planning is also Elaine's strength and she is the project manager/co-ordinator for many Start Software software developments.

QUALITY AND ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Kim Evison

Kim Evison MA (Cantab)

Quality Manager, Trainer & Technical Author

 

Kim is our Quality Manager who joined us after many years in technical documentation and localisation. She keeps us on our toes and has worked with us to achieve ISO 9001:2008 as well as certification with AccredIT UK, a quality mark for top-performing software development companies.

 

Kim is also an accomplished trainer and software tester.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Catherine Connery

Catherine Connery MA (Oxon)

Project Manager

 

Catherine is a Prince 2 qualified project manager who has managed change projects and programmes in the financial services and utility sectors.

 

Catherine has been managing projects within Start Software since 2014 and has helped us implement systems for asbestos & environmental consultancies, manufacturing businesses and service companies.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Adam Dangerfield

Adam Dangerfield

Senior Software Developer

 

Family-man Adam is our lead Microsoft Access developer and works for asbestos consultancies to extend and customise their Tracker asbestos software.  He is also the driving force behind the Tracker Document Maker service which generates more than 50,000 asbestos reports each year.

 

Adam has 15 years' experience as a software developer and is one of Start's senior staff.

Dan Darkin

Dan Darkin

Senior Software Developer

 

Dan has worked with Start Software since 2010 and is a software developer who specialises in Alpha Anywhere developments. Dan is the lead developer for asbestos software Alpha Tracker as well as our software for the legal services industry.

 

When not tinkering with his cars (Dan is also a successful rally driver) he is usually found working hard on software development projects from client sites or our Telford office.

 

Dan is very popular with clients and is an excellent business analyst.

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins

Software Developer

 

Software developer Tom specialises in Alpha Anywhere, Javascript and SQL Server developments.  He is based in our Telford office and is an experienced web-desktop and mobile developer.

 

Out of work, Tom enjoys spending time in his local gym.

Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne

Software Developer

 

Jack is our lead support engineer as well as a talented app software developer using the Alpha Anywhere platform.  Over the last two years he was worked on a variety of mobile software solutions including our new Alpha Tracker App for the asbestos software industry and inspection apps for manufacturing businesses.

 

Jack enjoys socialising with friends when not at work.

Rohan Shenoy

Rohan Shenoy

Software Developer

 

Rohan is a contract developer working on Alpha Anywhere software development projects.

He specialises in desktop/web and mobile "app" builds and has extensive experience within the asbestos, environmental and structure inspection industries.
 
 
Ferry Kurniawan

Ferry Kurniawan

Software Developer

 

Ferry is a contract developer working on Alpha Anywhere development projects.

 

He studied at Jakarta University, majoring in Information Technology, and has built on initial work as a Web developer to gain experience with Alpha Anywhere and SQL Server. His areas of expertise are Manufacturing and Human Resources.

 
 

TRACKER/ALPHA TRACKER SPECIALIST

Judy Key

Judy Key

Tracker/Alpha Tracker Specialist

 

Judy is currently working out of Adelaide, Australia to bring her experience and expertise to bear "down under".

 

A Tracker user and supporter for many years, Judy also provides out-of-hours cover to Start's UK and European customer base.

TELESALES

Leanne Helle-Broe

Leanne Helle-Broe

Telesales

 

Leanne has joined our team in Adelaide to help develop the business "down-under" and promote the Alpha Tracker surveying software to Asbestos consultancies and surveyors throughout Australia and New Zealand. Leanne's background in telesales and customer service provides us with the ability to actively seek new opportunities and business.

SUPPORT

Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones

Support Engineer

 

Oliver joined us in 2016 as a support engineer and will often be your first point of call if you need to log an issue with us.