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.
Robin Bennett MA (Oxon) FIAP MIoD
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 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.
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.
Catherine Connery MA (Oxon)
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.
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!
Dan leads our software development team and is a key point of contact for clients during software builds.
Dan is also the product lead for our successful Alpha Legal secure client portal.
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.
Alpha Tracker Product Manager
Jack leads the development of Alpha Tracker, our software for asbestos and environmental consultancies.
Alpha Tracker is a large, complex software system used by hundreds of businesses worldwide and is the market-leading product in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Jack is a talented software developer specialising in web and mobile technologies.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys mowing the lawn and socialising with friends.
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 20 years' experience as a software developer and is one of Start's senior staff.
Tom's strength is his ability to understand complex business problems and code solutions which are efficient and robust.
Out of work, Tom enjoys spending time wearing hats and visiting his local gym.
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.
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.