Why collaborate with Alberon?

About us

We’re a talented team of SharePoint specialists located in Oxford. We’re passionate about using technology to make society a better place.

We’re flexible in the way we work. We’ll work closely with you to understand what you need and to help you to achieve the outcomes you want. We’re happy to work alongside your in-house teams to complement the skills you already have.

You did a tremendous job by delivering this on time and meeting or exceeding my most optimistic expectations.
Paolo Radaelli
Department of Physics, University of Oxford
From design, to construction, to ongoing support, Alberon are approachable, supportive, flexible, creative and knowledgeable.
Rosie Turner
Operations Manager, Onside
Alberon are fantastic. They offer a very professional service and take the jargon out of IT. Alberon really listen to what you want and ensure that they understand your needs before moving forward. In short they are a real asset to our Charity.
Paul Davies
Training Department Support Team Leader, Dogs for Good

Why choose us?

  • We’re experienced – Alberon has been designing and developing software and intranet solutions for over 15 years, and the collective experience of our team is unrivalled.
  • We’re creative AND techy – The depth and breadth of our skills is matched by few of our competitors and means we can deliver fully integrated projects.
  • In-house core team – We like to keep all our skills in one place, with a strong core team of in-house web designers and software developers and believe it brings better results.
  • We’re focused – Our primary focus is to deliver your project on time and on budget and make the experience of working with Alberon as easy as it can be.
  • We thrive on a technical challenge – We enjoy helping our clients to resolve technical issues, and there’s very little that stumps us!
  • We don’t speak jargon – Well, not in front of our clients at least. We like to keep it simple and communicate in clear, plain English.
  • We’re flexible – Whatever the scale and scope of the project, we structure our services and processes to fit with our clients own requirements.
  • We’re in it for the long haul – Projects are most successful with a deep sense of trust between us and you. We work hard to build and maintain this strong working relationship throughout the project.
Tim Ault

Managing Director

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As MD, my role is to lead the team and to ensure our core values of quality and customer focus permeate everything we do. I’m really proud of the great team that we have here, and the many successful projects we have completed. It’s great to work in a dynamic sector where there are new things to learn each day.

Before Alberon I worked for many years as a software developer in various sectors including banking and education. I also worked as a teacher and taught Latin, English as a Foreign Language and Computing. I lived in Italy for two years (hence Alberon’s name, from the Italian “albero” meaning “tree”).

Outside of work I like spending time with my family. I enjoy music (particularly choral), tennis and walking in the countryside.

Steve Humes

Account Manager

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I’m the Senior Account Manager here at Alberon. I’m fairly sure the “senior” is a cheeky reference to my age, but I’m happy to say I’ve now clocked up over 17 years of experience providing software applications, websites and tailored software solutions to clients in a variety of industry sectors. I have a background in business process, scientific laboratory process and data management.

I like mountain biking and can occasionally be found struggling up and down the Chilterns at the weekend… but only if there’s no motor racing on the TV!

Heidi Lancaster

Developer

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I started my career as a Software Trainer and after teaching the programming courses, decided to become a developer myself. I’ve been interested in programming since primary school when I used to program a ZX81!

With many years experience of developing web and non-web applications, I have built software for a variety of different industries and organisations. I like trying to create software that will make people’s lives and businesses easier and more productive.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, running and swimming.

Fletcher Arnold

Developer

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I started my career in mechanical engineering, then moved into software development where, for the last fifteen years or so, I have been building data-driven applications for a range of different industries.

At Alberon I work on the .NET side of the team where my focus is on providing web-based ASP.NET solutions. These can be designed either using web forms or MVC but are typically programmed in C# and make use of a SQL Server database.

Outside of work I have a ten-year-old daughter who usually keeps me pretty busy but in my remaining time I am working on my first novel (…that’s reading not writing!)

Ilaria Ricci

Web/Graphic designer

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I love creativity and aesthetics. I started drawing when I was a child; even if I used to draw on a piece of paper and today I use a computer, my passion has stayed the same. I graduated in web design from the University of Pisa, and after working as a designer in Italy for 7 years, moved to England in order to improve my English and develop my professional skills. I like learning and taking on new challenges. At Alberon, my job is to create beautiful website designs, as well as logos and other marketing materials. Beyond the aesthetics, I aim to communicate our clients’ requirements and needs in the simplest, most user-friendly way possible.

In my free time, I love reading, especially on rainy days, and every kind of sporting activity like trekking, beach volley, skiing: I could go on forever. I love travelling and trying new things in the new places I go!

Matt Chapman Jones

Support Manager

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I have been working in customer services for over 10 years. I really enjoy helping people solve their challenges and the difference this can make. I also have a keen interest in technology, with a degree in Sound Technology & Digital Music. As the Web Help Desk Manager at Alberon, I get to both help people and use my technical skills, ensuring our customers get the most out of their web or software solution.

Outside of work I can usually be found making abstract (and often loud) ambient music, safely locked in my spare bedroom, investing far too much time in console games, or neck deep in Javascript – for fun!

Deborah Evelyn

Tester and Support Specialist

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I’m a Software Tester and IT Business Analyst with over 10 years’ experience of developing database applications, and I’ve worked both as a freelance analyst and as an employee.

Currently, much of my work involves designing databases and testing. I also specialise in CRM, business process analysis (if it doesn’t work now don’t computerise it!), data quality, data integration and data migration.

In my spare time, I play hockey, and I’m responsible for maintaining my club’s website. On holiday, I like to ski or sail.