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

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

Group Board Director, Strategic Lead International

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

Group Board Director, Strategic Lead International

Olivia Toplass

UX Designer

Olivia’s role of UX Designer 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

UX Designer

Matt Skelton

Head of Product Management

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

Head of Product Management

Simone Smallwood

Head of Technical Customer Support

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

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Simone Smallwood

Simone Smallwood

Head of Technical Customer Support

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

Veronika Lesnakova

Developer

With 10 years of industry experience and a web design degree from Open University, Veronika spearheads the team’s frontend development, creating user-friendly interfaces for our Group’s software products.

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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

Software Development Manager

Drawing from his previous experience in software development gained during his industrial placement, Peter oversees the management of our development team to ensure tasks stay on track in order to improve all Sypro applications.

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Peter Howett

Peter Howett

Software Development Manager

Lauren Todd

Product Owner – Risk Manager

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

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Lauren Todd

Lauren Todd

Product Owner – 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

Will Toplass

RM Consultant

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 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

RM Consultant

Toby Parker

Senior Software Developer

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

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Toby Parker

Toby Parker

Senior Software Developer

Chris Monk

RM Senior Sales Development Representative

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 Risk Manager.

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Chris Monk

Chris Monk

RM Senior Sales Development Representative

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

Josh Mitchell

Head of Sales – Risk Manager

Drawing from previous experiences providing both compliance and HR systems into the Education sector, Josh has been made Head of Sales for the RM arm of the business. Josh’s main responsibilities are to facilitate the growth of the sales team and to draw from his experiences, supporting the team where necessary.

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Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell

Head of Sales – Risk Manager

Sam Wiliams

Test Manager

Sam is drawing from her previous experience of 6 years in Software Testing at various companies and has over 20 years in IT as a whole. She is responsible for testing the quality of our software across all of our channels.

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Sam Wiliams

Sam Wiliams

Test Manager

Owen Francis

Technical Solutions Trainer

Owen is responsible for providing training on our Contract Management software. He offers support to our clients through refresher courses and other training to ensure they’re getting the most out of the system.

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Owen Francis

Owen Francis

Technical Solutions Trainer

Saqib Zubair

Customer Services Support Engineer

Saqib provides end-to-end support to the clients using our Risk Manager software tool. With a degree in Computer Science from Manchester Met University and his part time studies which he is currently undertaking for an MA in UX Design at Falmouth, Saqib is well placed to work within our team whilst also learning and gaining experience along the way.

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Saqib Zubair

Saqib Zubair

Customer Services Support Engineer

Matthew Retallick

Software Developer

During Matt’s time at university he completed a placement year at Sypro alongside his degree. This provided him with important knowledge and skills required to successfully integrate into the team. His job includes maintaining and updating the codebases of our software, so he is very valuable to us and the other software products within The 55 Group.

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Matthew Retallick

Matthew Retallick

Software Developer

Charley Wainwright

Head of Partnerships and Integrations
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Charley Wainwright

Charley Wainwright

Head of Partnerships and Integrations

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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