Austen: is the Managing Director of me-too.net
ltd, he founded the company in 2000 with the aim of enabling
smaller UK businesses to become more
helping them to realise operational efficiencies and
marketing advantages offered by technology in its many different guises.
in Manufacturing & Management
from UMIST and obtained his PhD in MRP II System Implementation
while working for a UK ERP software house. Austen has also worked
for several universities and latterly he
project managed the development and implementation of a supply
and a project management system in a medium-sized manufacturing
company. Austen has had many papers published in journals and at
international conferences on subjects that reflect his prime areas
- ERP software implementation
- Change Management in UK SMEs
- Implementing Production Management and Planning Systems
- Implementing Supply Chain Management Systems (SCM)
- Specifying bespoke software to boost business performance
Austen is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and a Member of the following
professional institutes and organisations: Institute
of Operations Management (MIOM), Chartered
Management Institute (MCMI) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET). Enjoys squash and cycling. Austen has recently achieved an M.Res degree in business performance improvement techniques including search engine optimisation and in 2006 became a Google Qualified Individual in Google's "Advertising Professional Programme".
been working in the IT industry for over 20 years now as a Computer
Programmer, Analyst, Pre and Post-Sales Consultant, and Development
Team Manager. The
long and short of it is that Mark has been a heavy user of computers
and technology for much longer than most. While Mark can't lay
claim to discovering
the electron or even being responsible for the development of
the first silicon chip he can truthfully say that he has been building
PC's for more
than 15 years and fondly recounts his first true love as being
a computer system comprising an 8086 processor, 64K of RAM, not
one, but two, 5" floppy
drives, and a fantastic colour screen... that colour being green! Since
then there has been no looking back for Mark and he has ever since been
specifying, building and upgrading systems for everything from networks
for businesses to stand-alone, internet-ready PCs for home-users. Mark is
not only a committed and highly knowledgeable IT system architect, PC maintainer
and problem-fixer, he is also a time served and skilful developer / database
programmer and man-manager to boot - a valuable addition to any team! Mark
is a keen and crafty squash player who has taught
Austen a thing or three over the years!
been programming computers since the tender age of 13, back in
the days when Clive Sinclair ruled the roost. His early career
experience was gained
programming in a niche 4GL language on Unix business systems
primarilly in the manufacturing environment (MRP / ERP Software). Subsequently
an Ecommerce development career path with one of the Big 5 UK
banks where he was an Ecommerce Business Analyst and Test Analyst and is a co-director of Cash Four Ltd.
Ron is very versatile
having skills in the following software applications, languages
and technologies: Visual Basic (VB), application design, ASP, Java,
C#, HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver,
Photoshop and even Bluetooth! Ron's love of all things Apple now extend to his being a registered Apple Developer having developed iphone apps, ipad apps in Obhective C i.e. for anything running iOS. A keen programmer and self-confessed
'tech junkie' he even cuts code in his spare time.
a highly talented and creative Graphics Designer, specialising
in Graphic Design, Artwork and Layout. He is very adept at eliciting
requirements from the customer and quickly creating draft designs
to be reviewed - a real professional. Gabriel is responsible
for design consultancy and is experienced in the commercial, advertising
and education sectors having worked in creative media design
large organisations such as Autotrader (used car sales website) and the University of
Manchester. Gabriel has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and MSc
a gifted Programmer and Database Designer specialising in developing
online tools and interactive applications to enhance the effectiveness
of SMEs as well as larger businesses too. David's skills are
complimented by a wide range of experience, for instance, he worked
for a number
of years in logistics, administering databases and developing
applications in a Microsoft environment for stock control systems, tracking
solutions and more recently coursework publishing websites. Intrigued by the rise of the Internet he changed his
skillset to focus more on Internet technologies, principally
Java, PHP, XML and online databases such as Oracle, MS SQL and
David has an MSc and is also a Sun Certified Java Programmer
and Sun Certified Web Component Developer.
solid graphic design skills and experience in corporate identity
design, stationery design and design for print. He is very at
home using a variety of design software applications, including
Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Using these and other industry
standard tools Matt can quickly develop good design concepts
and works with clients to produce high quality design work within
budgets. Aside from Matt's creative design skills he has much
knowledge and experience of off-line maketing having worked in
for a number of years. Matt has a degree in Business Management.
spent her early career working for Manchester Art Gallery and latterly was
a lecturer on a creative design course at Huddersfield University.
flair and familiarity with the concept design process make her a real boon
to me-too.net where novelty and creativity are required for logo
design and graphic
design. Tracey starts with pen and paper and takes her ideas and concepts to
digital format using Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Fireworks. Tracey has a
B.A. (Hons) in Creative Textile Crafts.
John: has been interested in IT for 28 years, his first computer being a Commodore VIC 20 (remember them?). John started out in the industry as a computer operator for Lyons Cakes in Barnsley where he worked for over a decade before moving to Yorkshire Electricity working as part of a Desktop/Server team for 7 years. John is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). His main interests, when he's not installing networks and troubleshooting servers, are football, tennis and his two sons.
Tony: has been working in IT since leaving university in 1998 after gaining a degree in Information Technology. The early part of his career was spent as an application programmer for a company that specialised in mobile solutions. After a number of years Tony left to join a web development team that supplied a variety of different web solutions ranging from full business management systems for a major car manufacture to ecommerce sites for startups. Tony's list of skills and languages include Visual Basic, VBA, ASP & ASP.NET, PHP, C#, HTML, T-SQL, Access, XML, MySQL, MS SQL and FileMaker Pro databases - an asset to any team.
Reena: got her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997 and since that time has worked as a software developer and also in a Technical Consultancy role where she has worked with some big clients such as Dixons, Alliance and Leicester, Halifax, Provident Financial and Barclays. Latterly Reena has become a Certified Project Management Professional (PMI) due largely to her roles in IT project and product development management in the domains of EPP (Enterprise Purchase to Pay) and E-invoicing.
Robert: his love affair with the computer started in his early years... while Robert's friends enjoyed playing games he was fascinated by running the code he'd typed from his first programming book. Besides programming (mostly in php/MySQL) and graphic design Robert is devoted to his family (a very proud father of a cute little girl) and quite a big part of his heart is dedicated to football too!