James set up Decent Group in 2007 having been developing database systems since 1994. James writes most of the requirement specifications and test plans. He is always one of the first in the UK to be FileMaker certified.
Fact: James considers it a perk of the job to nose around other people’s workplaces and obtain free biscuits.
Head of Technical & Operations
With over 15 years’ experience in the IT sector, Jason is an asset to Decent Group. Jason manages and oversees all elements of Decent Group office and operations and works closely with the Client Management team to deliver customer solutions. Jason also manages the software development team ensuring there is clear internal communication, helping Decent Group provide clear external communication, along with great software and app solutions.
Fact: With two young children life’s busy but he still finds time to manage and coach a children’s local football team.
Lorraine is a great addition to the Decent Group team and brings with her a wealth of organisational, communication and client service skills. She enjoys data analysis and reporting, so we know that she’s the perfect person to streamline and improve our business.
Fact: With two young boys to wear out, along with running in her spare time; Lorraine’s life is very active!
Rhys joined Decent Group in 2015 and is enjoying working on solving client problems and making clients more productive and efficient, particularly if he can make the client paperless and if it involves an iPad or two!
Fact: There’s nothing Rhys likes better to do at the weekends than tinker with a car engine!
Bradley has a background in Computing, 3D Design and Maths, so joins Decent Group with lots of useful experience. He enjoys helping people and using FileMaker so a perfect Client Manager.
Fact: Bradley likes unusual pets, having had a tortoise and a duck!
Bekki enjoys managing the clients’ development journeys and providing the best customer support she can.
Fact: She has two male house rabbits called Tom and Alfie who are like two grumpy old men!
Lauren’s forte is working with and supporting people. She’s really enjoying working at Decent Group as she loves liaising with multiple different clients in a wide range of sectors. With many years’ experience in redeveloping and improving business systems, project management and liaising with support, sales and development staff she is just like how we make our systems – a perfect fit!
Fact: Lauren loves long dog walks with her adorable Poochon called Ruby.
Having joined us in 2009, Durga rapidly learnt the ropes and has become a one-man production whirlwind. He keeps our hosted services running at the peak of efficiency and the queue of support jobs pleasingly short.
Fact: His persistent refusal to go home at the end of the day leads us to wonder if he has succeeded in cloning himself.
Mark oversees the production of the hundreds of lines of quality code we produce each day. He also assists with requirement specifications, and it is his highly mathematical and logical brain that lies behind some of our most complex innovations.
Fact: Mark was formally known for his erratic hair style which he was growing for armchair stuffing in mind, he now sits comfortably in his new eco friendly chair.
Paul joined Decent Group in 2014 and has taken to FileMaker like a duck to water. He is a whizz at making the user interface lovely to look at and also at the coding that makes all the bits of the system work as they’re meant to.
Fact: Beneath the calm and quiet exterior lurks a whirling brain destined for FileMaker dominance!
Eilish has a Computer Science and coding background. She has always loved computers and loves using Claris FileMaker which she finds a versatile and powerful platform.
Fact: Eilish loves food, whether it’s fast food or gourmet!
A Reading University Maths Graduate, Sinéad is a great addition to the Decent Group team. She’s worked in admin but didn’t find that sufficiently challenging or stimulating, so enjoys the wide variety of FileMaker development projects that Decent Group creates and maintains, which she definitely finds challenging and stimulating at times!
Fact: A massive dog lover with a proud Irish background, Sinéad adds some Celtic canine-ness to the Decent Group mix!
Sameer joins Decent Group with a wealth of computing experience. With both a Computing and Software Engineering degree under his belt, he finds Claris FileMaker a great platform to work with.
Fact: Sameer enjoys gaming on his PS4, particularly Call of Duty!
Lee has always been interested in software programming and mobile app development and with a wide range of app development experience, Lee is a perfect fit for Decent Group; helping create perfect fit software systems! He enjoys learning new things and loves the variety of projects we work on.
Fact: A keen cook, Lee’s speciality is Thai food.
Samuel joined Decent Group after taking A levels including Computer Science at New College, Swindon. He is a very friendly, polite and helpful team member. Passionate about coding, he’s enjoying the flexibility and power of Claris FileMaker.
Fact: Samuel enjoys long walks and reading (not at the same time – and both when not being interrupted by his playful and mischievous kitten called Emile!
Having always worked in marketing, Ishtar is just what we needed to spread the word about what we do and how well we do it.
Fact: With three daughters, girl power rules in her world.