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The Directors

Iain Barker

Managing Director

Mark Hearne

Projects Director

Sean Graham

Sales Director

Will Ingleby

Director

Iain Barker

Managing Director

Iain established Solutions for Accounting in January 1998 as a Chartered Accountant with an interest in IT.

As well as the day-to-day running of Solutions, his role includes creating new marketing ideas and opportunities to adapt the business to the ever changing world of IT. Iain always enjoys a challenge and with IT changing continuously he is never short of new things to do and learn.

When not at work Iain enjoys spending time with his wife, Joanne, and two children. He also enjoys playing the piano, seeing West End Musicals, traveling and the countryside. Iain is also a fan of the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey team and goes to as many home games as possible.

Mark Hearne

Projects Director

Mark joined Solutions in 1998. In his second week at Solutions, Mark was sent to Newcastle to learn Line 100. Since then, he has spent his time developing and growing our Sage Line 100/MMS and Sage 200 client base, gaining substantial knowledge in both products. Mark was promoted to Director in September 2002.

Mark is now the Solutions Project Director and using his wealth of knowledge in both Sage Line 100/Sage MMS and Sage 200 he successfully project manages new implementations and existing client upgrades.

Sean Graham

Sales Director

After leaving University Sean joined an accountancy practice and took his ACCA exams. In 2002 Sean left professional accountancy to set up his own company and start training in accounting related products. After working closely with Solutions for Accounting for 6 months he joined the team in 2002 and his role has since involved implementing and training in Sage 50, Sage 50 Manufacturing and the ACT! range.

As Sales Director of Solutions for Accounting, Sean now concentrates on managing clients who have more complex requirements and is a specialist in the larger Sage 200 Suite of products including Sage 200 Manufacturing.

It’s fortunate that Sean enjoys his work so much; as a keen Everton fan, most Saturdays between August and May are tinged with disappointment!

Will Ingleby

Director

Will established BluebirdCRM in 2005 as a provider of CRM and customer intelligence solutions to SMEs across the UK. The company’s specialisms included SageCRM and Swiftpage Act! software, and Bluebird grew to become one of the leading International resellers of Act! and a Sage Customer Service award winning partner.

In April 2015 BluebirdCRM merged with Solutions for Accounting and Will assumed responsibility for marketing strategy around the Act! and SageCRM business for Solutions.

With a wife and two sons at home, spare time is in short supply but Will serves as Chair of Governors in two Secondary Schools and is also the current National Round Table Sword-fighting Champion (so beware!)

Accounts and Admin

Joanne Barker

Office Manager

Amanda Duffy

PA to Directors / Sales Administrator

Jess Clark

Administration Assistant

Michelle Martin

Human Resources Manager

Joanne Barker

Office Manager

Joanne joined the Solutions team in June 2004 on a temporary basis to provide maternity cover from this date she hasn’t looked back!  Joanne was a qualified Solicitor with an Accountancy background too, having started as a graduate studying Accountancy. Joanne’s role in Solutions involves accounts and general administration duties.

Amanda Duffy

PA to Directors / Sales Administrator

Amanda joined Solutions in June 2006 to take on the role of Sales & Marketing Administrator.  Amanda’s current role is PA to the Directors as well as sales administrator  duties and dealing with some accounts queries. (She is a woman of many talents)

Prior to working at Solutions, Amanda was a manager at HSBC Bank for 23 years.

In her own time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and is a regular spectator at her sons athletics competitions.

Jess Clark

Administration Assistant

Jess joined Solutions for Accounting as Assistant Administration In August 2014.  She works along side the Accounts and Admin team developing crucial skills in the busy admin side of the business.

She joined having recently completed her AS Levels in Applied Science History.

In her spare time she enjoys Shopping and Country walks and would like to travel

Michelle Martin

Human Resources Manager

Michelle joined the business as an HR Consultant for both Solutions for Accounting and Page Kirk in May 2016. She works with the team to seek out ways to implement best HR practice, while providing ongoing support and guidance to all.

In her spare time Michelle enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with her children and the occasional bit of weeding in the garden.

Support Team

Michael Jones

Support Manager

Alison Arnold

CRM Technical Specialist

Brian McLellan

Support Consultant

Barry Chadwick

IT Manager

Michael Jones

Support Manager

Michael joined the Solutions for Accounting team in May 2006. Michael comes from an accounts-orientated background and has various qualifications at AAT level. He is also mid-way through the CIMA modules, which he is hoping to complete in the near future.

In previous employment, along with other accounts duties, Michael has been responsible for the management of IT systems, providing a first line of support to user communities.

Michael’s role within Solutions is to manage the delivery of effective customer support for predominantly Sage 200/Sage MMS/Line 100, Sage Construct and Sage Line 50 Manufacturing clients.

In his spare time Michael likes outdoor activities and attempting to stay fit by regular visits to the gym.

Alison Arnold

CRM Technical Specialist

Alison provides low-level technical support, focusing largely on Sage CRM products and data reporting tools.

As a Sage CRM and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Alison’s a hardcore techie. She enjoys taking PCs apart, installing and configuring software and developing her own code.

Alison’s day-to-day role involves providing support to the Solutions for Accounting Sage CRM client community and configuring SageCRM systems for new customers.

Alison is also ACT! Accredited and has the ability to customise and support complex ACT! systems.

When Alison isn’t working with computer systems she enjoys getting out into the country side on two wheels (both pedal power and motorised) and she has a keen interest in wildlife.

Brian McLellan

Support Consultant

Brian McLellan is a household name in the Sage arena having been co-founder and director of McLellan Software Design Ltd. Brian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and supports the Solutions for Accounting customer base of Sage Line 100, Sage MMS, Sage 200 and Sage Construct customers.

In his spare time Brian enjoys cruise holidays as well as growing lilies and runner beans and eating Toblerone!

Barry Chadwick

IT Manager

Barry joined Solutions in September 2006 as a Trainee Internal IT Technician after four years at college studying Music Technology, Electronics and English Language.

Barry’s role has developed significantly since this time. He is now responsible for managing our internal IT systems, networks and the technology framework that supports our growing business.

Gregor Imrie

Support Supervisor

Steven Carpenter

Support Technician

Ethan Burrell

Internal IT Technician

Joe Paton

Support Technician

Gregor Imrie

Support Supervisor

Gregor joined our expanding support team in the Spring 2011. He primarily supports Sage 50 and Sage 200 alongside Spindle, Credit Hound and Sage 50 Manufacturing. He also writes reports and layouts for Sage 50.

In his spare time you’ll mostly find Gregor in front of his PC playing video games.

Steven Carpenter

Support Technician

Steven joined Solutions for Accounting in March 2014 after completing his Accountancy and ICT course at College.

Steven Joined as an apprentice and is keen to be working in an environment where he can put his skills into practice.

In his spare time Steven enjoys socialising with friends and playing video games, and would love to travel in the future.

Ethan Burrell

Internal IT Technician

Ethan joined Solutions for Accounting having just left school and passed his GCSEs.

In  his spare time he likes video gaming and socialising with his friends. Ethan also likes going to car meets and dealerships as he has a passion for cars.

Joe Paton

Support Technician

Joe started working for BluebirdCRM back in 2013 and joined the Solutions family in April 2015. Joe is an Apprentice Support Technician and has completed both his Level 3 and Level 4 Diplomas for IT Systems and Principles.

Joe primarily works supporting Act! however, in addition, he has recently started branching into Sage CRM support.

In his spare time Joe enjoys cycling, running and both playing and watching football.

Gavin Huskinson

Support Technician

Sam Looms

Support Technician

Will Imrie

Apprentice Support Technician

Jody Stapleton

Customer Service Representative

Gavin Huskinson

Support Technician

Gavin joined Solutions for Accounting in November 2014 in an apprentice Support Technician role, where he will work closely alongside the support team learning Sage 50 and Sage 200.

In his spare time he likes to play Football & Cricket regularly and a little bit of gaming.

Sam Looms

Support Technician

Sam started working for BluebirdCRM in 2010 and joined the Solutions team in April 2015 along with the rest of his colleagues.

Sam supports both Act! and CRM.

Will Imrie

Apprentice Support Technician

Will Joined the Solutions team in July 2016 as an Apprentice Support Technician. He recently finished his A Levels having studied Engineering, Business Studies and ICT and is now looking forward to learning on the job. He will be working alongside the support team, supporting our large base of Sage 200 clients.

In his spare time Will likes listening to music, watching football and socialising with friends

Jody Stapleton

Customer Service Representative

Jody Joined the Solutions team in July 2016 as Customer Service Representative. Her role involves making regular contact with all of our customers to check that they are happy with the service they are receiving, and whether they need assistance. This is a new role in Solutions so we are excited for Jody to get stuck in and ensure our customers are happy. We pride ourselves in giving our customers the best service possible.

Prior to working for Solutions, Jody was Head Receptionist for Partner Company, Page Kirk, based in the same building as Solutions.

In her spare time Jody enjoys reading, going for walks, attending festivals and spending time with her friends and family.

Andrea Thornton

Support Desk Coordinator

David Nunley

Apprentice CRM Support Technician

George Dennis

Apprentice Support Technician

Andrea Thornton

Support Desk Coordinator

Andrea joined Solutions in November 2016 as Support Desk Coordinator. Her role involves being the first port of call for all support enquiries and ensuring they get dealt with by the correct member of the team.

Prior to Solutions, Andrea was the Assistant Manager for a Wholesale company supplying florists in Nottingham.

Having 5 children and 1 grandchild on the way, Andrea has very little ‘spare time’, but in the limited time she gets to herself she enjoys Zumba and going to gigs.

David Nunley

Apprentice CRM Support Technician

David joined Solutions in September 2016 in the Support team as a Support Technician, helping out with daily enquiries.

Prior to Solutions David attended a local school studying Physics, Chemistry, RE and Computing.

In his spare time David enjoys tinkering with computers, history, video games and travelling around Europe.

George Dennis

Apprentice Support Technician

George joined Solutions in October 2016 in the Support team, helping out with daily enquiries to do with Act! and Sage 50.

Prior to Solutions, George attended a local school and is now looking forward to learning on the job and extending his software knowledge.

In his spare time, George enjoys playing football, socialising with friends and has a keen interest in cars.

Implementation & training

Lee Pearsall

Project Manager

Mark Whitfield

Sage 200 Consultant

Grant Doxey

Project Technician

Stephen Stubley

CRM Consultant

Lee Pearsall

Project Manager

Lee joined Solutions in February 2012. He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with an honours degree in computer science and joined the Sage Reseller/Business Partner community in August 1996.

Lee’s experience in the Sage partner channel is now approaching 20 years and he is an effective practitioner with Line 100, Sage MMS and Sage 200.

Lee also has experience in many of the Sage verticals such as Sage POS and Spindle Professional.

Mark Whitfield

Sage 200 Consultant

Mark joined Solutions for Accounting in July 2014 as Sage 200 Consultant. He has previously worked in finance for over 20 years progressing from accounts clerk to Finance Director. He has always had a keen interest in the IT side of things and the responsibility of the IT infrastructure in his previous role which involved project managing a large Sage 200 implementation, encouraged the decision to make the move into a full time IT position.

Mark is also Sage CRM accredited and a Project Accounting product specialist.

In his spare time he enjoys playing badminton, fell walking, photography, karate and going to the theatre.

Grant Doxey

Project Technician

Grant joined Solutions In July 2014 having just completed his A-levels in Chemistry, Physics and Maths. Grant works alongside the Support team, supporting our large base of Sage 50 clients and Act! clients.

In his free time, Grant likes to develop his karate skills and has achieved a black belt (so nobody argues with him!).

Stephen Stubley

CRM Consultant

Stephen joined Solutions in March 2016 as a CRM Consultant, he specialises in Swiftpage Act! and Sage CRM. Prior to working at Solutions, Stephen worked for a global heating manufacturer implementing CRM projects.

In his spare time Stephen enjoys bouldering (a form of climbing with no ropes apparently) and being a proud father to his son.

Katherine Fisher

Sage Consultant

Katherine Fisher

Sage Consultant

Katherine joined Solutions in April 2016 as a Sage consultant. Her role is to train new and existing customers on Sage 200, assisting them to get the best out of their Sage software.

After studying accountancy at University, Katherine worked as a company accountant for numerous years attaining an ACCA qualification.

Katherine was a Sage 200 user for 5 years, and is now enjoying being on the other side of the fence by training other company accountants to use the system.

In her spare time Katherine can be found volunteering at her local Guide unit (girls aged 10-14), which inevitably involves camping, hiking, cooking and other fun activities both locally and nationally

She is also a great lover of travel and learning about other cultures and traditions. She has been known to volunteer abroad immersing herself in new cultures – working with elephants in Thailand and Lions in South Africa. (We are all very jealous)

Development

Nick Hempshall

Head of Software Development

Luke Challifour

Senior Developer

Matthew Kerry

Junior Developer

Jonathan Meulman

Graduate Developer

Nick Hempshall

Head of Software Development

Nick has been working with Sage since completing his degree in Business Computing in 1998. Realising his knack (and patience) for software development he now has several years of experience with Sage 4GL and Microsoft (Visual Basic & .Net) development.

Nick has continuously worked on creating bespoke systems to integrate with Sage systems such as Line 50, Sage Line 100, MMS, Sage 200 and ACT! with other systems such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Microsoft Access.

Luke Challifour

Senior Developer

Luke joined Solutions in September 2011 having just completed a degree in computer Science to start his first job as a software developer.

Luke spends most of his time with computers, including building them. He is now part of the Sage 200 development team

Matthew Kerry

Junior Developer

Matthew joined Solutions in June 2014 after recently completing his A Levels in Computing and Mathematics at College, Matthew is keen to get into the software development field so the apprentice Developer role is perfect.

In his spare time Matthew enjoys socialising with friends and gaming.

 

 

Jonathan Meulman

Graduate Developer

Jonathan joined Solutions in January 2015 as a Graduate Developer after completing his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys building and upgrading PC’s at home and playing computer games & watching films with friends.

 

Tony Carter

Graduate Developer

Tony Carter

Graduate Developer

Tony joined Solutions in February 2015 upon graduation from Nottingham Trent University with a computing degree. His primary role entails developing add-ons for Sage 200, written in C#.

In his spare time Tony enjoys cycling, poker, snooker, football and computer games.

Sales and Marketing

Kathy Warner

Partner Programme Coodinator

Vanessa Watson

Sage Consultant

Sentley Wilson

Account Manager

Nicola Gibson

CRM Consultant

Kathy Warner

Partner Programme Coodinator

Kathy joined the Solutions team towards the end of December 2009 after working for several website design and IT companies over the previous ten years. She has experience in a variety of business sectors including 13 years in branch banking.

Kathy now co-ordinates our Partner Programme working with accountancy practices, IT companies and other Sage suppliers who recommend our services as well as promoting our range of bespoke Sage add-on solutions.

Vanessa Watson

Sage Consultant

Vanessa joined the Solutions team in January 2014, as a Sage 200 Sales Specialist. Previously she spent 16 years at Sage Ltd.

During her time with Sage she had several roles including technical support for Sage 50 Payroll and Accounts, Regional Area Manager for Retail & Distribution and most recently Business Development Manager for Sage business Partners.

Vanessa’s wealth of knowledge makes her highly effective in her role as a Sage 200 customer adviser.

In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her husband Paul and their two children. She enjoys travelling, gardening and attending weekly Zumba and Bowka classes. On most weekends Vanessa can be found burning up the pavements on her road bike – part of the ‘Team Solutions’ cycling team.

Sentley Wilson

Account Manager

Sentley Joined Solutions for Accounting in August 2011. He’d previously spent several years working on Case Management systems within a legal firm before moving to the hospitality industry where he worked for both local and national companies in management and EPOS setup.

Sentley began his career at Solutions for Accounting supporting Sage 50, Sage 200 as well as Spindle and Credit Hound but has recently moved into an Account Management role.

Nicola Gibson

CRM Consultant

Nicola joined BluebirdCRM in 2008 and became a member of the Solutions for Accounting family in April 2015.

During the early part of her career, Nicola was recognised as ‘Young Employee of The Year’ at the East Staffordshire Business Awards, and went on to specialise CRM in business development.

Nicola’s extensive knowledge of the Act! suite has helped her introduce customer intelligence solutions to hundreds of SMEs across the UK. She now leads on Act! and SageCRM sales for Solutions for Accounting.

Neville Chamunorwa

Marketing Executive

Bethan Wright

Marketing Manager

Mira Augustus

Business Development Specialist

Neville Chamunorwa

Marketing Executive

Neville is a graduate of the Swiss Hotel Management School and University of Derby where he secured a Masters Degree in Marketing.

A proponent of digital marketing techniques, Neville brings a wealth of knowledge to our marketing team in terms of Social Media, Search Engine Optimisation and content copy-writing.

Neville is a keen Athlete and served as Captain of the University of Derby American Football team.

Bethan Wright

Marketing Manager

Bethan graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA Hons in Media, Communication and Society.

She plays a key role in developing and managing our growing businesses marketing strategy. Prior to joining Solutions for Accounting in May 2016, Bethan was the Communications Coordinator at a Waste Management company based in Nottingham for 4 years.

Her hobbies include cooking, hiking and all things vintage.

Mira Augustus

Business Development Specialist

Mira joined Solutions in January 2017 as Business Development Specialist. She is the key link between the marketing and sales team by following leads generated through marketing campaigns/ events/ seminars and nurturing them into warm leads, which will be passed onto the sales team. Mira is incredibly passionate about customer service and business growth.

Her strong hunger for providing exceptional customer service mirrors that of the company’s and we are very much looking forward to seeing how her role develops and progresses.

Prior to Solutions Mira run her own business, which she started as a Student at Nottingham Trent University – called Elite Editing. This involved helping foreign students to maximise their potential when English wasn’t their first language by helping them to convey their studies/ findings with the correct English grammar.

In her spare time Mira enjoys watching films, trying different cultural cuisine, travelling and spending time with her husband and sons.