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.

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Kim Evison

Kim Evison MA (Cantab)

Trainer & Technical Author

 

Kim delivers our Alpha Tracker asbestos software training and is also the author of the comprehensive user manuals and technical guides.

 

Kim also is a vital member of the software testing team and verifies software changes before they are delivered to clients.

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.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Russ West

Russ West

Troubleshooter

 

Russ is an experienced technician & project manager.  He has worked in senior roles within organisations in the UK and USA.

 

If a project needs some dedicated input to help to get it over the line, Russ is the man for the job.

 

A talented road cyclist, Russ loves doing the odd stage (or two) of the Tour de France each year.  He seems to especially enjoy the mountain sections... strange chap!

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.

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.

 
 
Falah Failasuf

Falah Failasuf

Software Developer

 

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

He studied at the University of PGRI Yogyakarta, Indonesia, achieving a bachelor's degree in computer science. Falah has been using Alpha Anywhere since 2014. His hobbies include playing football.
 
 

 

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.

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT

Zac Marshall

Zac Marshall

Support/Testing

 

Zac is one of our 2021 apprentice intake and is proving to be popular with the Start Software team and customers.  He is a keen footballer in his spare time.

James Holmes

James Holmes

Support/Testing

 

James joined us in 2021 with Zac and is showing that he has a real talent for social media and marketing.  James is also a keen footballer playing 11-a-side on a Sunday and 5-a-side in the week.

Dhiana Allen-Bailey

Dhiana Allen-Bailey

Customer Service

 

Dhiana ("Dhi") joined us in 2022 and is making a big impression with our customers.

 

In Dhi's spare time, she enjoys cooking and going to the gym.