Following record sales during 2018 and with ambitious plans for further growth throughout 2019, Excelpoint the North East based software innovator is delighted to announce the appointment of four new members of staff to further strengthen its team.

Loraine Henderson has joined Excelpoint as Marketing and Customer Engagement Manager. Loraine previously managed her own marketing consultancy business, has over five years’ experience on the board of directors at Roman Limited and has worked for national brands within telecoms, cable television and the gas and electricity sectors.  She will be responsible for the development of the Excelpoint brand, the implementation of a new marketing strategy, management of the customer experience, and will support the sales drive.

Also joining the sales and marketing team is Costner Brown. Costner has worked for Excelpoint during holiday periods whilst studying for a degree at Leeds Beckett University.  He joins the department as Sales and Marketing Executive and will be responsible for supporting both the sales and marketing activities across the business.

On the technical side, Sarah Orton has joined as Business Consultant responsible for the development of software to deliver customer-specific automated business systems.  Sarah joins the team after spending over three years as a Regional Sub-Unit Support Officer responsible for managing the Army Reserves recruitment process for Newton Aycliffe and Newcastle.  Prior to this, Sarah was a telecoms technician supporting EE call centres and data centres with responsibility for telephone, network connection and structure cabling. In her spare time, she is a vehicle mechanic for the Army Reserves and has completed her first year of an HND in Business at Bishop Auckland College.

Caine Longstaff has commenced an apprenticeship with Excelpoint through the apprenticeship supplier Baltic.  Caine works within the consultancy team also responsible for the development of customer-specific software systems.  Caine has worked as a web developer and has studied for A levels at Durham 6th Form Centre.  He has a passion for computers and anything technical and has the ambition to become a software developer.

The new recruits are all based at Excelpoint’s head office on Aycliffe Business Park.

Commenting on her appointment, Loraine Henderson said: “I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic customer-focused business.  I originally joined the Excelpoint team as a marketing consultant to support them in the implementation of a new marketing strategy.  After only two months consultancy, I felt so at home with the team and realised the exciting opportunities ahead for Excelpoint.  I didn’t hesitate to accept the offer of a permanent role from Managing Director Ian Brown.  I’m looking forward to an exciting future working with the team and helping them to continue to achieve success.”

Ian Brown, Managing Director of Excelpoint, commented: “Following a sustained period of growth, we took the decision to expand our technical team enabling us to offer customers an unprecedented level of system development and service.  With ambitious growth plans for 2019 which include establishing the Excelpoint brand as a key player in the software sector and growth in new sectors, we also took the decision to expand our sales and marketing department.  We have made four outstanding appointments for Excelpoint.  All of them will play a key role in realising our business growth strategy, and the appointments will add a wealth of experience and resource to the business.”

As an award-winning software supplier, Excelpoint understands every business works differently. Its professional business consultants work in partnership with customers to gain an insight into their business and get to understand their objectives, enabling it to deliver and implement a cost-effective automated system within a short timescale.

Excelpoint’s system building software platform creates customer-specific automated business systems that operate in any browser on any device and can output stand-alone mobile applications for all major mobile operating systems and devices, without writing a single line of code, increasing productivity and saving customers valuable time, money and resources.

The software is currently utilised across numerous sectors including engineering, manufacturing, oil and gas, the NHS, local and central government, construction, utilities, nuclear, energy, mining and the service sector, and is used by organisations of all sizes from SME’s to global business brands recognised worldwide.

Examples of some of its globally recognised customers include Cyclife (EDF Energy), Mitie, Minova Global, Wood Group, Anglian Water, NHS Trusts, HMRC, Durham County Council, and Taylor Hobson while SME businesses range from Aura, Ebac, Xcel Centre, CI Biomass, Chameleon, and charities include Supportive, Veterans at Ease, If U Care Share, and Nacro.