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Who we are. What we do. Why we do it.

Privately-owned. People-first. Over 10 years’ experience.

From our base in Hull, we’ve built a young, ambitious and talented software team hungry to make a success of our company and a difference to yours.

Our mission is to transform how organisations work – finding innovation solutions to problems that are less complex but more effective.

Meet the team

Gerard Toplass

Executive Chairman

Starting his career as a Chartered Accountant and with experience of leading and growing multiple businesses, Gerard guides the company’s strategic direction and helps develop ongoing partnerships with key stakeholders for the benefit of Sypro and our clients.

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Gerard Toplass

Gerard Toplass

Executive Chairman

Simon Hunt

CEO

Responsible for day-to-day management of the business and for effective client training and on-boarding, Simon draws from his experience gained working within IT security for government and healthcare organisations.

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Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt

CEO

Dr Stuart Kings

Legal and Technical Compliance

NEC4 drafter and co-author of NEC3 and NEC4 Practical Solutions, Stuart is an experienced NEC and procurement consultant who helps ensure the legal and technical compliance of all Sypro products.

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Dr Stuart Kings

Dr Stuart Kings

Legal and Technical Compliance

Olivia Toplass

User Experience & Quality Engineer

Olivia’s role of UX & Quality Engineer sees them covering all aspects of the UX design process, working closely with the product owners to ensure our software is created with the customer journey at the forefront.

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Olivia Toplass

Olivia Toplass

User Experience & Quality Engineer

Matt Skelton

Project & Operations Manager

With 8 years’ experience in Project & Operations Management, Matt sits at the heart of the business ensuring all projects run on time, on budget and to the high quality standards our clients demand.

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Matt Skelton

Matt Skelton

Project & Operations Manager

Simone Smallwood

Technical Customer Service Manager

Simone is drawing from her previous experience of customer management and technical support as she takes on the roles of Technical Customer Service Manager. Simone is responsible for managing the customer support channels across our platforms.

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Simone Smallwood

Simone Smallwood

Technical Customer Service Manager

Alex Statham

Developer

With a Computer Science Degree from Hull University under his belt, Alex joined the team to further pursue his interest and skills within our software development team.

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Alex Statham

Alex Statham

Developer

Callum Greenwell

Developer

After Graduating from a four-year Hull University College course with a Masters Degree, Callum joined the team in 2019 as a Software Developer to further develop the practical application of his skills in software development.

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Callum Greenwell

Callum Greenwell

Developer

Veronika Lesnakova

Developer

Veronika has joined the team with just under 4 years’ experience gained from in house development roles and also working in an agency. With a degree in web design from Open University, Veronika is looking to expand her skills in back end development.

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Veronika Lesnakova

Veronika Lesnakova

Developer

Mike McAllister

Senior Developer

Mike has over 30 years industry software development experience. Seeking a fresh challenge Mike has joined Sypro to learn how to weave the Web and share his experience with a young and talented team.

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Mike McAllister

Mike McAllister

Senior Developer

Peter Howett

Developer

Drawing from his previous experience in software development gained during his industrial placement, Peter works with the rest of the development team to help develop and improve all Sypro applications.

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Peter Howett

Peter Howett

Developer

Lauren Todd

Product Owner – Total Risk Manager

Lauren has progressed during her time at Sypro to be in her current role of Product Owner for Total Risk Manager, she paves the way for the future development of TRM.

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Lauren Todd

Lauren Todd

Product Owner – Total Risk Manager

Leah Andrew

Customer Services

Leah works closely with our clients, helping them to set up new projects and making amendments where necessary. She has a lot of experience in customer services from her previous roles in the hospitality sector.

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Leah Andrew

Leah Andrew

Customer Services

Matt Retallick

Developer

Matt is with Sypro on a year-long placement from the University of the West of England. He works closely with our expert development team, learning and gaining experience as he goes.

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Matt Retallick

Matt Retallick

Developer

Will Toplass

Sales Engineer

Will plays a key role within the commercial team. Having previously worked as the link between our customers and the development team, Will has developed an understanding of our Total Risk Manager software. Working with new and potential customers, Will ensures they receive comprehensive demonstrations, training sessions and onboarding guidance for the product.

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Will Toplass

Will Toplass

Sales Engineer

Toby Parker

Lead Developer

Having joined Sypro as an apprentice in 2015, Toby has evolved into a Software Developer with a keen eye for design and for driving user experience levels across all platforms.

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Toby Parker

Toby Parker

Lead Developer

Chris Monk

Sales Executive

As Sales Executive for Total Risk Manager, Chris is responsible for engaging with new clients and helping to grow the product. Chris has an extensive knowledge of our software allowing him to tell people about all the great benefits they can gain from using it.

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Chris Monk

Chris Monk

Sales Executive

John Martin

Chief Technology Officer

John is a member of the Chartered Institute of Consulting, with over 20 years’ experience of the IT sector he provides leadership to the teams who provide the software platforms for Sypro John has a passion for customer experience and believes technology genuinely solves problems and brings true value to its user.

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John Martin

John Martin

Chief Technology Officer

Stefan Harsley

Finance Manager

Stefan is an accountant with five years’ experience in industry, with a focus on process development, systems and business partnering. Working as Sypro’s Finance Manager his focus is on the introduction of processes and financial systems across the company that will deliver value added information and analysis to all stakeholders.

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Stefan Harsley

Stefan Harsley

Finance Manager

Our values

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Keep it simple

Always easy to use and implement

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Shake it up

Think beyond the obvious

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Try harder

Go the extra mile

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Listen & learn

Developed through collaboration

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Straight-talking

No tech waffle or corporate jargon

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Handle with care

All data hosted using Amazon encryption software

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