MEET THE TEAM

The core of our business is a bubbling hotbed of highly skilled professionals.

You can trust them to make your data flow.

Martin Hepworth

CEO

 

How long have you been doing what you do?

I was part of a team that implemented Tetra Chameleon 2000 across the 130 UK prisons back in the early 90s, having escaped (boom boom) from the admin job I was doing at New Hall prison in Wakefield. I moved to Adaptus where I worked on EDI with Nick. We formed Cindercone in 2002 and the rest is history.

Something that nobody would know about you!

I acted as compere for my brothers band, Famous Dead, in the 90’s, sporting a leather trench coat, motor cycle helmet and goggles plus some medals. They were heady days!

What do you like best about your job?

That answer has changed over the years. Today I get most excited about forming new, successful partnerships, with our clients, resellers, referrers, and suppliers.

Nick Claydon

DIRECTOR

What do you do in your spare time?

Walking, Garden Projects, Landscape Photography, Cinema & Theatre

Something that nobody would know about you!

I like playing King of Avalon on my phone

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be a Civil Engineer

What is your favourite food?

My wife’s roast dinner

What do you like best about your job?

Completing projects ahead of schedule

Katie Hepworth

DIRECTOR

What do you do in your spare time?

Walk my gorgeous Cockerpoo, Daisy. Watch tv, eat and try to manage 2 teenagers!

Something that nobody would know about you!

I have met Reggie Kray

What is your favourite food?

Chinese food, as this was always a birthday treat when I was young

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be a social worker

What do you like best about your job?

Being proud of our team and so proud of how long it has been since our business was established

Julie Claydon

DIRECTOR

How long have you been doing what you do?

19 years

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be a vet

What do you do in your spare time?

I like bird watching

What is your favourite food?

All food – Thai is my favourite

Do you have a pet?

Asra, our seven year old Golden Retriever 

Dave Helm

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

How long have you been doing what you do?

25 years – engineer, management, sales
Blue Logic in 2007 and NED at Cindercone for 12 months

What do you do in your spare time?

Spending time playing with the kids, walking and hiking, MTB and running. Stock market trading

What is your favourite food?

Curry

Something that nobody would know about you!

I was on an RAF Flying scholarship when I was 18 and flew a plane for 4 hours solo

What do you like best about your job?

Seeing growth in both the directors and the company

Siobhan Cairns

SUPPORT CONSULTANT

How long have you been doing what you do?

I have been a computer programmer for 42 years. In my previous job I worked with Esso Africa and travelled to Cyprus, Portugal, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Mauritius and La Reunion.

What do you do in your spare time?

I go to a regular Pilates class, walk by the Thames, visit Kew Gardens and regularly watch all 7 series of The West Wing.

Something that nobody would know about you!

I have a degree in Human Biology and have dissected a human cadaver.

What is your favourite food?

Greek, Lebanese or Indian

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be a doctor

Sam Woods

SUPPORT CONSULTANT

How long have you been doing what you do?

12 years at Cindercone.  I was an end user of the Magma software before that when I was a Customer Services Manager for a Cosmetic Company.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to spend my spare time up at the yard with our horse or taking my daughters out competing.  I enjoy walking the dog and spending time with my family.

Something that nobody would know about you!

I’ve never watched an episode of Love Island 😊.  Joking aside I used to play tenor horn in Skelmersdale prize band!

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be a mounted police officer

What do you like best about your job?

I love the fact that it is different every day.  I also enjoy working as part of a great team.

Martin Cloudsdale

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

What do you do in your spare time?

Triathlons and spending time with my kids

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be an architect

Something that nobody would know about you!

I enjoy watching Love Island

Do you have a pet?

Macy (a Puggle)

What do you like best about your job?

When I find the solution to a problem that has been bugging me.

Larbi M'Barki

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

How long have you been doing what you do?

More than 20 years in IT industry (CTRM, Banking, Insurance,  Retail, Pharmaceutical, health . . .

What did you want to do when you were a child?

Football player

What do you do in your spare time?

Sport and Travel

What is your favourite food?

Fish and all fruits.

What do you like best about your job?

Making challenges resolved successfully with helpful mind set people.

Wayne James

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

How long have you been doing what you do?

35 Years working on various systems to improve process in these industry’s (Furniture, Ice Cream, Cheese Cakes and Bread)

What do you do in your spare time?

Walk Miles and Miles with Plenty of “Refreshments” and Travel

Do you have a pet?

Marine Fish (Kochanski, Lister and Holly)

What is your favourite food?

KFC

Something that nobody would know about you!

I am closer in age to my mother than I am to my sister

What do you like best about your job?

Problem Solving

Greg Backhouse

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

How long have you been doing what you do?

33 years

What do you do in your spare time?

Try to get to football & cricket, whenever possible. Like the odd quiz & doing a modest bit of fitness training.

What did you want to do when you were a child?

Zookeeper, then footballer.

What is your favourite food?

Indian

Something that nobody would know about you!

Once accidently sat on a guys knee in an otherwise unoccupied cinema. We don’t keep in touch.

What do you like best about your job?

Nice to use specialised skills to try to help people solve problems.

Ibrahim Al-Ghraify

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

What do you do in your spare time?

Football, PhD study and watching movies

Something that nobody would know about you!

I am second youngest of 9 siblings

What did you want to do when you were a child?

I wanted to be a doctor

What is your favourite food?

Mansaf, a traditional Arab dish made of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt, it is considered to be the national dish of Jordan

What do you like best about your job?

Solving a challenging issues

Mohammed Ali

TECHNICAL SUPPORT DEVELOPER

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I do gaming, go out to many different restaurants and spend time with family

What did you want to do when you were a child?

To make my father proud

What is your favourite food?

Nandos – half chicken meals

Do you have a pet?

A cat named Charlie

What do you like best about your job?

Doing many tasks throughout the day and keeping busy.

Mark Pritchard

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

How long have you been doing what you do?

I started in sales and marketing roles in about 1991, since then I have worked in software, engineering, sports and lighting.

What do you do in your spare time?

A lot of photography and a little bit of hill walking

Something that nobody would know about you!

I presented a radio show for nearly 2 years on Silk FM on Sunday evenings

What did you want to do when you were a child?

A drummer in a rock band, I used to use my mum’s saucepans as a kit

Do you have any pets?

Yes, two Jack Russell Terriors, Ruby 17 and Lottie 6 (who thinks she’s a parrot, she likes to sit on your shoulder)

Kathleen McLeary

HR MANAGER

How long have you been doing what you do?

For over 16 years now

What do you do in your spare time?

Fun activities with the kids

What is your favourite food?

Chocolate!

Something that nobody would know about you!

Owned a 3ft Iguana in my early 20s

What do you like best about your job?

Variety, no two days are the same.

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