Meet the Team at Vale Software

Find out a bit more about our staff

Over the last few months, at Vale Software we've been busy making some changes in the background. This includes investment and growing the team.

So why not check out our rogue's gallery of talent and then give us a call on 01656 729727 to find out how we can help you with your next exciting project!

Richard Dymond (Director)

Back in the early 2000s with years of experience developing software for both Retail and Manufacturing industries, Richard decided to apply his knowledge to the rapidly growing website development market, and in 2004 Vale Internet Solutions Ltd was born.

Richard is a bit of an all-rounder with a variety of skills in both front-end web design, user interfaces and database software development, accompanied with an ability to understand business processes and marketing requirements.

Steve Keane (Director)

Having spent 25+ years in the industrial automation and electronics industry, it has always been an ambition of mine to join a software company. I am really excited about the potential within the business, and how the current software products we deploy can help SME’s run their businesses more efficiently and effectively.

Before joining Vale Software they developed a bespoke CRM for one of my other companies

Andrew Follant (Director)

Introduced to Richard by Steve, Andrew invested in Vale Software Solutions at the end of 2020. He is the director of Kontroltek, which is an industrial automation repair company. The company has offices and workshops in Wales, England and Poland.

Andrew is a people’s person. He’s probably prouder about creating jobs than making profits. So, at Vale, he’ll be looking to grow both our customer base and employee headcount.

Rob (Senior Developer)

Robert started his interest in computers and coding at school just as the home computing boom was starting in the early 1980s. He went on to study Computer Studies at the Polytechnic of Wales gaining a First Class Honors degree in 1988. The four year sandwich course had an invaluable year out in industry and he re-joined WIS Computer Systems Ltd after his degree. For the next 25 years he helped build, install and conduct training courses for WIS (which later became Answer Solutions Ltd) who developed world class Oracle ERP solutions for clients all over the world.

It was at Answer that Robert met Richard who came to work there later. After Answer he joined Vale Software Solutions and has helped develop ASP.Net websites and software solutions for the last 10 years.

Ben (Junior Developer)

Ben is a recent university graduate with a bachelor's degree in Applied Computing. He is a self-motivated person looking to develop new skills as a new member of the Vale Software Solutions team. He looks forward to applying what he’s learnt in university to real projects, bringing value to our clients and our development team.

His methodical approach to tasks keeps him focused, delivering project outcomes on time and meeting deadlines with ease. As a team member Ben chooses to focus on quality, ensuring customer needs are at the heart of each project and that each product and service is delivered to a high standard.

Joseph (Junior Developer)

Joseph is a recent graduate putting his first steps into the industry. He is looking forward to what's ahead and to be able to put what I've learned to use in a professional setting.

Hannah (Business Development)

Hannah has had a rather interesting career, her degree in Knitwear Design and Production led on to her lecturing in Tampera, Finland, followed by jobs with BT and Lloyds Bank, and surprisingly as a pub landlady.

She now manages our social media marketing, networking and looking for new business. Always happy to chat, and then probably won't stop!!

Chris (Graphic Design)

Chris is a Digital Designer, who achieved a First Class Honours in Graphic Design at Bath Spa University. Passionate about design, he has been working in branding, digital and UI design for over six years.

Rosy (Head of Security)

Rosy thinks she keeps us all safe, although spends most of her day sleeping on the job, and only tends to bark at anyone already perceived not to be a threat.

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