We’re engineers. We like taking things apart to understand how they work. We love building new things. We build the best people-centric systems for businesses and their customers.
what does that really mean?
It all starts with our people. We hire people who are intrinsically curious. We ask a lot of ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s’ and truly get to understand the problem to be solved - not just the task at hand. If you’re just looking for development ‘tasks’ to be completed, we may not be for you!
Secondly: we build people-centric systems. Many people claim this without really understanding what it entails. Our engineers work with our customers directly and shadow day-to-day operations. We want to understand how your system is really used by teams and customers. We put people at the center.
To achieve all this, we become a resource and an extension to your team.
head of development
Mark has over 25 years of commercial software experience with brands including gsk, Morgan Hunt and the Home Office. Overseeing the full Codiance development team, Mark’s focus is squarely on finding new and interesting problems for his teams to solve.
Mark has a wealth of experience working across Europe to deliver critical business projects for his clients. Whether it was helping the Instant Group platform scale to 150+ countries, or producing a sales platform for Everest Windows, Mark has always been driven by the true business impact of the systems he’s put in place.
In 2010 Mark founded Codiance. The objective was simple: to work with clients that saw their systems as a central part of their digital transformation (DT). Whereas competitors were focusing on ‘efficiencies’ alone, Codiance also focused on ‘user optimisation’ - ensuring that systems are truly optimised for the people using them. This focus has seen Codiance grow to deliver successful projects and established long-term partnerships with clients ranging from Prop Tech and Digital Health through to Higher Education.
principal software engineer
With 25 years (and counting!) experience as a development manager, turned CTO, turned engineer; Adam truly understands the business challenges and pain-points of our clients - always finding ways to solve them in a practical, hands-on way.
With a far-ranging and varied career working with brands including 3M and Lloyds Register, Adam has the ability to make technology accessible to businesses of every kind. Thriving on the opportunity to truly understand the way a business or industry operates and functions, he has helped our clients traverse their business challenges through a unique point of view.
Drawing on his experience as CTO, Adam is able to balance the technical know-how with a keen sense of business. “I like nothing more than developing a technology solution that either expedites workflows for consumers, customers or service providers. It’s always an exciting challenge and it’s genuinely refreshing to help businesses realise what technology can do for them”.
Martyn has worked at some of the world’s most innovative technology companies. Following five years at Microsoft, Martyn joined Twitter as part of the UK launch team. Before Codiance, Martyn ran a consultancy that helped businesses productise and scale their ground-breaking innovations.
Martyn has built a wealth of experience at innovative, global technology companies. At Microsoft he managed Telefonica, seeing the implementation of several world-first advertising technologies. Following Microsoft, he became part of the team that launched Twitter into the UK. Here he managed the adidas global business through the Olympics in 2012 and the World Cup in 2014.
Martyn loves working with fast-scaling, exciting businesses that have something new to offer their respective industries. Before his move to Codiance, Martyn was part of a consultancy that helped new tech-led businesses build commercial and sales strategies for new products and services. At Codiance he’s doing what he loves most: working with innovative teams that build compelling solutions that people can trust.
Cath Greenslade is a seasoned HR expert with over 25 years of experience in the field. Her passion and experience lies in supporting fast-scaling, dynamic businesses like Codiance. Throughout her career, Cath has served as a Senior HR Business Partner, working closely with various companies to address their day-to-day HR needs.
Cath Greenslade is a seasoned HR expert with over 25 years of experience in the field. Her passion and experience lies in supporting fast-scaling, dynamic businesses like Codiance.
Cath specialises in providing pragmatic and legally sound solutions to a range of people-related challenges. Throughout her career, Cath has served as a Senior HR Business Partner, working closely with various companies to address their day-to-day HR needs and develop strategic People/HR plans aimed at enhancing overall business performance. She brings a diverse set of experiences across many sectors, including tech scale-ups, manufacturing, sales, and retail.
Cath's track record includes successfully managing change initiatives and fostering cultural development within organisations. With Codiances recent growth, she’s perfectly placed to help us craft innovative solutions to our people needs. Drawing from her wealth of experience, she has a unique ability to effectively communicate and ingrain these solutions to colleagues and stakeholders across our business.
senior business analyst
With 20+ years experience in IT and a decade in product and business analyst roles, Andy has worked with some of the worlds largest retail and Saas brands including eBay, adidas and Halfords.
Andy’s 20 years experience across multiple functions within the IT industry provides a depth of knowledge and understanding that’s hard to come by within the BA domain. His broad experience provides a birds-eye view of how businesses function and how systems work together. He’s helped manage and improve global order routing and stock management for the likes of Nike and adidas. He’s built complex fail-safe applications for 3M. We’re always excited to get him onto the next challenge.
Andy is always looking for client-facing problems to solve. He enjoys directly working with clients to understand and help them overcome the challenges they’re facing and as a business. helping people transform ideas into tangible products that address real-world problems is what he does best.
Whether it was as a technology/process consultant at Accenture, or during his time launching and running a funded SaaS startup; Mark has spent his 20 years in development honing his skills as an IT Strategist and Solutions Architect.
No matter the type of organisation, Mark operates at both the strategic and ‘hands-on, get stuff done’ planes of solutions architecture. And in short; Mark loves to make a difference for the clients he works with. So whether it was for the NHS, Tesco or HMRC, figuring out the key business challenges and devising solutions to tackle the real, underlying problems, is at the heart of what he enjoys.
With varied and in-depth experience of supply chain automation for several global brands, Mark has been quintessential in helping our clients streamline, automate and gain better control of their internal processes. With his hands-on experience of running a company, Mark enjoys nothing more than delivering tangible results to the businesses he works with through improved productivity. He wants to see Codiance positively impact every clients’ bottom line.
Amit is a distinguished designer and art director with an impressive 20-year career in the creative industry and has established himself as a trusted partner known for his unwavering commitment to excellence, credibility, and adaptability. Amit Chakrabarti is a rare and exceptional lead in the creative industry!
Amit is a distinguished designer and art director with an impressive 20-year career in the creative industry and has established himself as a trusted partner known for his unwavering commitment to excellence, credibility, and adaptability. What sets Amit apart is his seamless blend of creativity and professional acumen. His skill set extends beyond design, encompassing expertise in areas such as print production, web development and art direction. This comprehensive skill set makes him an invaluable asset to Codiance.
His collaborative approach involves close communication with clients, project leads, which result in the generation of imaginative designs—all while ensuring strict adherence to deadlines. But it's not just his skills that make Amit stand out; it's his approachable and professional demeanor that truly sets him apart. Amit Chakrabarti is a rare and exceptional lead in the creative industry!
Chris has a super-power of rapidly learning new technologies and using them to solve business problems. With a background in business and technology in equal measures, Chris lives and breathes our ethos of solving the real business problem and putting people at the centre.
With a business and tech perspective, plus front end and back end expertise within that; Chris provides a birds-eye view and business appreciation that’s hard to come by. Couple his 25 years of expertise with his hands-on experience running and managing large-scale data projects (TOTAL, Sky and Virgin Media to name a few), Chris brings a unique and essential perspective to the Codiance development team.
Chris loves the direct impact of the work he does. Being able to see how the software created directly translates to solving everyday problems for people is a real driver. He loves working directly with clients - something we all do a lot. This way, Chris can truly address clients’ concerns as they arise and ensure that solutions are aligned with a client’s true business objective.
With almost a decade of experience in front end responsive design and user experience, Simon plays a crucial role in our development team. In particular with Codiance Higher, where we draw on his 7 years of knowledge working in the higher education sector.
Simon's software development expertise focuses on .NET across the full technology stack. With his varied higher education experience - and as an Umbraco certified expert - Simon has played a key part in developing our Codiance Higher solution for universities across the UK. Continuously developing his skills, Simon is currently studying Applied Software Engineering at Swansea University.
He’s also a keen runner - no matter the weather! - and loves a bit of problem-solving. Whether it was for Bath Spa University, or Instant Offices, Simon has thrived on working closely with clients to truly understand the underlying issues they face. Working with end-users to design creative solutions is a must: “The satisfaction that you’ve helped make someone’s working-day easier is what I got into software development for!”
James plays a crucial role in designing and building management systems for our private sector and higher education projects. As a full stack developer with Umbraco Certified Professional status, he’s as equally at home digging into the nuts and bolts of an application as applying polish to the front end.
James brings almost a decade of experience to the Codiance Development team, delivering projects for household names including Thomas Cook, Tui and Travelopia. In his element with our Codiance Discover solution, James’ expertise in building new functionality within existing complex systems is heavily drawn on. So whether it’s the support and refactoring of legacy code, or the integration of new features within a large existing code basis, you’re in safe hands!
James’ rich experience in the travel sector - managing and building complex reservation and stock management systems - has helped us to build effective and user friendly platforms for several of our clients. As with all our team, James is client-facing and enjoys working directly with clients to understand their current business processes, figure out their pain-points and develop systems which fulfil fundamental business challenges and needs.
As a project manager with broad IT industry experience spanning 30 years, Andrew oversees several of Codiance’s largest system builds and deployments. Andrew remains hands-on with each of our clients, building strong relations with every stakeholder up to board level.
Whether it’s improving efficiency, reducing costs, or increasing SLA performance, Andrews ‘hands-on, can-do’ approach always leads to measurable results. With a deep understanding of propTech (previously at Mapley estates where he was Head of Technology) and working with household names including David Lloyds and Gala Bingo, Andrew has implemented key business strategies that have demonstrably improved business outcomes.
Andrew thrives on working directly and closely with his clients, with a real enjoyment for creating, leading and motivating expert teams at Codiance.
web application developer
From Television to insurance quote engines, Tony brings a breadth of experience to the Codiance team that ensures he provides a fresh perspective on every project he’s involved with.
Tony’s wide-ranging industry experience has made him indispensable when solving problems for our wide range of clients. His experience involving real-time data integration from several live data sources ensures we build systems that remove the pain from day-to-day processes, whilst putting timely decision-making information in front of our clients.
A great example of his skill set includes a large-scale NHS project where scans were outsourced to 3rd party radiographers around the world. SignalIR was used to push live updates, ensuring real-time insights on SLAs and new scans. This is a great example of how Tony’s focus on figuring out specific business challenges helps Codiance to create intuitive solutions that our clients are happy to use.
Siôn Meical Jones
With over a decade of experience working on household names including BMW and Dyson, Sion builds some of the most impactful and intuitive UX/UI designs for the Codiance portfolio of clients.
Building his wealth of experience in the world of high-paced, multi-project advertising agencies, Sion designs and creates UX and UI that are functional and engaging. With a portfolio that also includes marketing collateral, digital advertising and crm output, Sion can manage and implement each client brief from concept to final delivery.
Sion works closely with clients throughout any given project to ensure the best results to any creative task. Solving the business challenge is at the heart of all good design - something that is only achievable by fully understanding the intricacies of a business workflow and the goals they wish to achieve. Sion loves to find a bespoke solution that works specifically for every client need.
James likes nothing more than working closely with clients. He’s driven by solving the challenges faced, always striving to exceed expectations. With 4 years in the industry and a degree in Computer Science, James is an absolute asset at Codiance - particularly in expanding our expertise in property tech.
James is one of our trusted .NET software engineers with experience ranging from the fashion industry to social housing. With 4 years in the industry and a degree in Computer Science, James is an absolute asset at Codiance - particularly in expanding our expertise in property tech.
James likes nothing more than working closely with clients. He’s driven by solving the challenges faced, always striving to exceed expectations. With clients ranging from peacocks and Eileen Fisher, through to Wales’ largest social housing landlords, James has hands-on experience in everything from front-end design through to back-end data structures and relationships.
With a passion for design and development, Shaun loves digging deep into the intricacies of how a system works to solve its problems. As well as being head down in code, Shaun really enjoys working directly and closely with clients.
Shaun is one of our key software engineers at Codiance, with a passion for design and development. He loves digging deep into the intricacies of how a system works to solve its problems. With ten years experience under his belt, he’s been involved in several large projects, including overseeing the overhaul of a complex quoting system for a large insurance company - here he reduced the current quoting journey from three to one minute! A very tangible and direct impact on the business.
As well as being head down in code, Shaun really enjoys working directly and closely with clients. Always keen and ready to take on the next big client challenge!
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