Meet the team

Dedicated to meeting the needs of your business

The accessplanit team use their experience of working with training providers and learning and development professionals to ensure they are up to date with the needs of the industry and understand its unique challenges.  Our aim to add value to your business.  

Software development and customer support are our core strengths.  To ensure we remain at the cutting edge we constantly add new skills to strengthen the teams across these two critical departments.  Click on team member images for more information:

Dave Evans Dave Evans Dave Evans Managing Director

Dave, who joined accessplanit in 2007, has been the driving force behind growing the business and raising the profile of the company. Following an intense phase of business success and rapid growth throughout 2012, Dave has now strengthened the sales and marketing team. This additional resource, together with his recent promotion to Managing Director has enabled Dave to increase his focus on customer partnerships and concentrate on accessplanit’s future strategic development.

Craig Dobson Craig Dobson Craig Dobson Technical Director

Craig’s skills lie in the technical side of accessplanit, and as Technical Director he gets the chance, on a daily basis, to develop and update the products that accessplanit takes out to market. A life-long member of accessplanit, Craig’s a family man and has been an integral part of the team since the company was founded, and to this day remains responsible for all things technical.

John Clark John Clark John Clark Commercial Director

John joins accessplanit with a broad remit. Originally training in finance, subsequent roles have included International Marketing Director, Operations Director, Director of Total Quality and Business Development Director. His broad Board level experience enhances the accessplanit team, facilitating growth to take the company to the next level. Initially focusing on project delivery, productivity, new product development and customer relationship management, John’s role is part of the company’s longer term expansion plan.

Amy Evans Amy Evans Amy Evans Finance Manager

Amy is responsible for the finances within accessplanit and has been an invaluable member of the team since 2004. While it’s true that innovative development and excellent support are the two key selling points of the company, it is crucial to have all our accounts serviced effectively in terms of finance. Amy is a qualified accountant and is a vital member of the team.

Andrew Flook Andrew Flook Andrew Flook Head of Sales

Andrew joined accessplanit in 2008, previously working for software company IRIS. Recently promoted to Head of Sales, Andrew has been instrumental in developing relationships with some of accessplanit’s biggest clients and will continue to focus on existing client whilst supporting his team on new projects.

Audrey Clark Audrey Clark Audrey Clark Marketing Manager

Audrey joined accessplanit in 2012 to support the company’s rapid growth throughout the year. With over 20 years’ experience in a corporate B2B marketing environment, she is responsible for company’s marketing strategy. Audrey works closely with colleagues to develop the most appropriate marketing communications to prospective clients, whilst developing relationships with existing customers and ensuring they are kept up to date with what’s new in this fast moving environment.

Stuart Grice Stuart Grice Stuart Grice Support & Implementation Manager

Stuart has been a member of the accessplanit team for the past six years, and is heavily involved in some of the key features of the accessplanit products: customer implementation, support and training - he ensures that clients get up and running with the accessplanit software quickly and efficiently.

Simon Davies Simon Davies Simon Davies Support Analyst

Previously a software developer at Sage, Simon joined the team back in 2010. His role spans the support and development team and he provides a more in-depth technical level of support. Recently moved to Oregon, USA, Simon continues to support the business out of normal UK hours, adding value to our clients and providing additional resilience to the process.

Jenna Culshaw Jenna Culshaw Jenna Culshaw System & Project Management Consultant

Jenna is a computer science graduate, and she joined us in 2012. Customer support is Jenna’s key focus, though she is also heavily involved in the implementation of client systems and onsite training. It is crucial that accessplanit supports its clients in a way that they get the very best from our software – Jenna ensures this is always the case.

Matt Goddard Matt Goddard Matt Goddard Support & Implementation Consultant

Having previously worked in a customer-facing role at BT, Matt was the perfect choice for our support team. Matt joined then accessplanit team in 2012, and is involved in implementing client systems and onsite training within the support function. Matt also works closely with accessplanit clients to ensure they get maximum return on the software we have developed.

Rob Leack Rob Leack Rob Leack Business Analyst & Team Leader

Rob joined accessplanit as a software developer in 2005, after graduating from Lancaster University – though today you will see Rob in a business analysis role which involves working closely with clients, analysing requirements and generating software specifications and proposals. Here at accessplanit we pride ourselves on supplying out customers flexible solutions that match needs – Rob makes sure that happens everytime.

Eli Wike Eli Wike Eli Wike Customer Success Manager

Eli joined the team in 2012 from BT and is fully trained and experienced in the provision of the highest quality customer service. Starting her career with us as Sales Executive, Eli has recently been promoted to a new role in the organisation – Customer Success Manager. She will work directly with customers to support our overall customer experience strategy and will be the voice of the customer within.

Chris Hotchkiss Chris Hotchkiss Chris Hotchkiss Developer

Chris is a computer technology graduate, and joined the team in 2012 as a junior software developer. Recently promoted to Developer, Chris uses his skills and knowledge of the latest technology and techniques in the development of new software features to enhance the system, providing improved functionality for clients.

Andrew Baxter Andrew Baxter Andrew Baxter Senior Software Developer

Over the last 20 years Andrew has gained experience across the software industry in disparate sectors such as e-learning, supply chain, finance and broadcast. A qualified mathematician, he joined accessplanit in October 2012. Andrew has a special interest in functional programming, domain-specific languages, machine learning, NoSQL databases and computational geometry.

Stephen Firth Stephen Firth Stephen Firth Senior UX/UI Software Developer

Stephen joined accessplanit in 2012 in the position of Senior UX/UI Developer to further strengthen the software development team. He is responsible for developing and engineering streamlined user interfaces that make it easier for our clients to use the systems we develop.

John Thornley John Thornley John Thornley Senior Software Developer

John just can’t stay away! He originally joined us in 2011 but sadly left in September 2012 for a position closer to home. We are pleased to say that in July this year (2013) John rejoined the team, bringing back his wealth of experience and intimate knowledge of the system.

Archit Bhardwaj Archit Bhardwaj Archit Bhardwaj Software Developer

Archit joined the team in 2014 as a C# specialist. A BEng (HONS) Electronics and Communications graduate, Archit brings additional skills to the team and is a ‘bridge’ between conventional software development and UI/UX interfaces, with particular experience in mobile technologies

Jamie-Lee Butterworth Jamie-Lee Butterworth Jamie-Lee Butterworth Support Helpdesk Advisor

Jamie joined the Support team in 2014, initially as an apprentice under the LMC Apprentice Scheme. Already experienced in call centre supervision, Jamie hits the ground running in support of issue resolution and customer satisfaction.