Philip Bird Managing Director

Philip Bird


  • 25 years of director level management experience
  • IT technical background but with substantial experience in people management and team building – built and managed a team of over 100 to support 2500+ staff in UK insurance and finance company
  • Successfully started, built and eventually sold his own software company
  • Worked as European product manager for a large American corporation
  • Managed large scale projects including HR, Finance and CRM systems
  • Phil has a Physics & Computing degree from Manchester
  • He is married to Leigh and they have a son
  • Phil loves art, painting, road cycling, running, weight training and travel … when he gets time!

Simon Albert Operations Director

Simon Albert


  • 18+ years of IT service and support experience (including 9 at director level)
  • IT Manager for the European Division of the world’s largest paper and paper product producer Simon managed a budget of over £1M, implemented a number of cutting edge projects and massively increased the productivity of the IT department
  • IT Contractor for a number of years working on various projects including ones for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and The Greater Manchester Fire Service
  • Considerable technical skills in a variety of operating systems, software, networks, databases, programming languages and hardware platforms
  • Simon has a Business Information Systems degree from Liverpool, John Moores University
  • He is married to Stella and has two daughters
  • Enjoys spending time with the family and is a keen follower of the financial press and follows the rise and fall of the property and stock markets with interest

John Brogan Service Delivery Manager


  • John has ten years’ experience in IT Service and Training
  • He is an Apple Certified Support Professional
  • John has lived in China training teachers at an International School in Chengdu
  • He lives with his fiance Laura and their son Max
  • John loves reading, cycling and playing board games with friends

Helen Roughley Marketing Manager


  • 17 years’ experience in marketing working in both the public and private sector
  • Had her own very successful marketing and events consultancy for several years
  • Helen has a business and law degree from Leicester University
  • She has a keen passion for healthy-eating and fitness including outdoor running and weight training at the gym
  • She loves her “posh” coffees and can often be found in a coffee shop catching up with friends
  • Helen lives with her boyfriend Ant and his two young sons