About Codiance

Why work with us?

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. With a hunger for understanding the fundamental business objectives, combined with our directly-accessible, curious team, we’re always ready to speak to you about your ideas.

our values

  • Technical excellence
  • Speed and efficiency
  • Transformative innovation
  • Integrity and transparency
  • Partner relationships
  • Understanding and trust
  • Robust and elegant solutions
  • Great ROI / value for money

our people

Mark Hesketh
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.
Adam Arkley
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.
Andrew Barton
project manager
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.
Andy King
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.
Mark O'Farrell
solutions architect
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.
Chris Norwood
senior developer
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.
Simon Baralos
software developer
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.
James Parrish
software engineer
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.
Tony Sciubba
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.
Siôn Meical Jones
lead designer
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.
James Spear
software engineer
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.
Shaun Weston
software engineer
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.
Make us a part of your journey

We’re always keen to speak to people about their exciting ideas.
Please get in touch for a friendly, no obligation conversation with one of our engineers.

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our work

Recent work
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How we helped Instant Offices scale their CMS to over 2,200 cities in 150+ countries.
How we built a platform that helped Instant Offices scale to over 2,200 cities in 150+ countries.
How We Gave 200 Contributors The Confidence To Build
How we helped the University Of Bedfordshire build a CMS platform that gave every contributor - no matter their tech know-how - the confidence to go create.
Creating A Better, More Efficient Experience For BW:Workplace Experts, Its Employees and Customers
How we helped BW: Workplace Experts become measurably more productive, whilst dramatically improving the experience for employees, contractors and customers.

our articles

Our articles
3 things every university should consider for enrolment and their website
As part of  implementing Codiance Higher for The University of Bedfordshire we were tasked with a redesign of their website. We all agreed it felt ‘dated’ and we were confident we could make it look ‘good’. But making a website look good doesn’t necessarily mean better results!
Full Speed Ahead for University Clearing
For Universities, A-level results day is the busiest day of the year. This is when clearing gets into full-swing.  Getting clearing day right could mean the difference in £millions of revenue. Read our guide to using Microsoft Azure and Umbraco to provide a robust solution.
Being a part of the team
To be an extension of the team. It’s very easy to say and claim. I used this term recently in a meeting with a new client. The reply (received in the friendly way it was intended) was, ‘Of course you say that! Who doesn’t!?’. I think they had a point! It did get me thinking. So below I’ve highlighted three very tangible…
Scaling With Demand
Clearing is a high-pressure time for both students and Universities. Clearing can quickly shape the next 3 to 5 years of a student's life. And for universities, the financial benefits run into millions. It’s the single biggest university enrolment event.