About Us

AuraQ provide bespoke technology solutions that enable differentiation in a competitive market. With more than 25 years’ experience, our professional services team support and collaborate with organisations to achieve and exceed their strategic goals and objectives.

Meet The Team

Our Mission Statement

To enable our clients’ digital vision, helping them to rapidly achieve the most efficient and effective ways of working.

We accelerate the digital transformation journey by using tools that streamline development. Our market-leading solutions and business applications are built using modern, digital platforms which can be used independently or in harmony. The technologies we develop and integrate with include low-code and no-code platforms, intelligent automation and robotic process automation (RPA) software and content collaboration systems.
Our tailor-made solutions future-proof digital growth and rapidly provide considerable value to the business.

Our Story

1995

AuraQ started out in 1995 as Network Technologies. With just two employees (one of them being our managing director, Mike) we specialised in computer networking and hardware. We became a Banyan Systems partner; which we were very good at – achieving the highest level of technical partner status and our success saw us delivering projects across the UK.

1999

Beyond the founding partners, the company began to grow and we took on our first official employee, Gareth Jackson, who is still with us today 20+ years later! Over the coming years, our team of three grew towards double digits and we began to win contracts with several, large blue-chip clients.

2008

After 10+ years, there was a shift away from networking and we moved into the world of workflow. Workflow products had already been around for sometime at this point but a new, modern era of automation began with the introduction of business process management (BPM) methodology and tools. We signed up as a BPM delivery partner with Metastorm (now OpenText) and rebranded as AuraQ.

2011

BPM really took off! As we evolved the business grew and we needed more space. At this point, 33 Graham Road became home. Set on the side of the beautiful Malvern Hills, it’s a truly beautiful part of the world and this remains AuraQ’s head office today.

2014

In this year we partnered with Mendix (now a Siemens company) and we delivered our first low-code project. Low-code was a relatively new approach to software development but introducing it to our offering felt like a natural evolution. As digital innovation has quickly become the backbone of many businesses, low-code development has been on the rise and it’s now a core part of our services portfolio.

2018

As the low-code development side of the business grew, it opened new doors with complementary technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Automation tools. As well as delivering implementation projects, we expanded into Europe delivering RPA training to clients far and wide.

2021

26 years old and celebrating our best year ever. We’ve had an amazing journey and are incredibly proud to be where we are today working with global clients and technology vendors. Financially this was our record year but we’ve grown in many other ways too. With our strong partnerships, focus and an unbelievable team, we are excited as the company continues to grow and the projects get ever more exciting!

Our Values


1
Integrity

Acting with strong ethics is a priority for everyone representing the company and our behaviour as a whole. We operate with integrity, always.

2
Transparency

We are honest and transparent, even when those conversations are difficult. Accepting responsibility for actions is the ultimate way to build trust.

3
Collaboration

Our best work is delivered when we collaborate. We engage and work as a team, with colleagues, partners, and clients alike to deliver success.

4
Passion

Being innovative and creative is encouraged for everyone. It's important to have a passion for the work itself and also excitement for what we do and how we do it.

5
Relationships

We aspire to build long standing relationships both internally and externally. We believe the best way to achieve this is to work in partnership.

6
Equality

Regardless of position, we treat every employee’s opinion with equal weight. We are committed to making our shared environment inclusive and diverse.

Join Our Team


AuraQ continue to attract talented individuals with the right skills, experience and passion to contribute to the company’s success. Thanks to our people we have become a fast growing, well established and most respected company within our industry.

Paul Smith

Lead Consultant

Paul is an experienced software developer and holds a degree in Computer Science, specialising in Games Development. He has knowledge and skills in several programming languages with a rounded view of product development.

Paul has experience of delivering solutions across a range of technology platforms. He is a Mendix Certified Intermediate Developer and has worked across the legal, finance and insurance and utilities industries delivering process automation solutions to solve a range of complex business problems.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified
| OpenText MBPM

Adeeb Khan

Developer

Adeeb has a First Class Honours Degree in Computer Science and has proved his ability to learn new technologies since joining us from the University of Bradford. An excellent example of how our graduate scheme works, Adeeb has used his skills developed while studying to foster new expertise in low-code development.

Having passed his Mendix Rapid certification, Adeeb is actively involved in client engagements and has demonstrated his project delivery skills working on a large insurance project.

| Mendix Rapid Certified

Douglas Williams

Senior Consultant

A Computer Science Masters graduate, Douglas has proven skills in object-oriented programming developed through Java, Swift and C++ projects.

Since joining AuraQ, Douglas has passed his Mendix Rapid and Intermediate Developer certifications. He has been engaged on several low-code delivery projects in both the private and public sector, including projects for large government bodies and the manufacturing industry. Across these engagements, Douglas has proven both his technical and client-facing skills and is a key member of the AuraQ development team.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified

Gareth Jackson

Principal Consultant

Gareth has more than 20 years software development and architecture experience and is highly skilled in systems analysis and design.  He has extensive experience in systems integration and has successfully implemented numerous BPM and software integration projects.

Gareth has worked with a number of high-profile clients, extensively with the financial services sector, and has vast knowledge across a breadth of business processes and systems architecture and proven leadership and management skills.

| OpenText MBPM
| Metastorm BPM

Jason Broomfield

Principal Consultant

Jason is an experienced developer with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. He holds a degree in Computing and has extensive experience working as a technical lead. Jason’s expertise include pre-sales, running requirements workshops, solution architecture, upfront design, development, testing and deployment of solutions.

Having delivered numerous business process management, case management and content enabled applications across a wide range of sectors, Jason is highly skilled in analysis and technical development, with extensive experience of systems and workflow integration.

| Mendix Rapid Certified
| Advanced RPA Professional
| RPA Certified Master
| OpenText MBPM

Josh Simmons

Lead Consultant

Josh graduated from the University of Worcester with a degree in Computer Games Design and Development. Joining the AuraQ team as a Graduate Software Developer in 2015, he has progressed to become a lead developer, delivering low-code projects for global clients.

Confident in software development, Josh is a key member of the delivery team and has worked across multiple legal, finance and insurance projects.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified
| Advanced RPA Professional
| OpenText MBPM

Kevin Spreadbury

Principal Consultant

Kevin is an experienced senior member of the AuraQ technical team with almost 30 years’ experience, having delivered process consultancy for both public and private sector organisations.

He is a confident analyst and designer with knowledge of the full commercial and development life cycle; from pre-sales through to post-implementation and training delivery. He has an extensive understanding of BPM and has achieved an excellent reputation with the clients he has worked for.

| Mendix Rapid Certified
| OpenText MBPM

Luca Santese

Consultant

Graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in Computer Science, Luca has extensive programming skills in C#, C++ and Java. Since joining AuraQ Luca has developed new skills in low-code development and holds a Mendix Intermediate Certification.

Delivering low-code projects for global insurance clients, Luca is project experience delivering multiple applications and has as proven technical and client-facing skills.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified

Neil Duffy

Lead Consultant

Neil is a process improvement and data professional who enjoys helping organisations make better decisions, faster. Coming from a business rather than a computer science background, Neil has a lot of experience working with business users to understand their fundamental objectives and then using technology to create tools and processes that allow them to make better decisions and automate manual tasks.

Developing software solutions to improve workflows and decision making, Neil has worked in both project focused roles as well as leading operational teams and has an in-depth understanding of how to deliver systems and process improvement alongside supporting business as usual.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified

Paul Dale

Lead Consultant

Paul is a highly motivated individual. His First-Class degree in Computer Games and Multimedia Development has helped him gain skills across multiple platforms, technologies and software since joining AuraQ in 2014.

Paul’s experience on numerous client projects has enabled a sound understanding of the development lifecycle. He has delivered client engagements across low-code, RPA and BPM platforms and delivered external technical end-user training courses across Europe.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified
| Advanced RPA Professional
| RPA Certified Master
| OpenText MBPM
| RPA Certified Trainer

Charlie Fazackerley

Lead Consultant

Charlie is a Mathematics graduate from Brunel University who has strong skills in problem solving and data analysis. Charlie is experienced in several technologies across low-code, RPA and BPM platforms and holds a Mendix Advanced Developer Certification.

Since joining the AuraQ team in 2016, Charlie has worked on multiple client-facing projects and has delivered client engagements across the FSI, retail and utilities industries.

| Mendix Advanced Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified
| Advanced RPA Professional

Tom Worthington

Principal Consultant

Tom is a skilled developer with widespread experience in developing process automation solutions. A key member of the AuraQ technical delivery team, Tom holds a degree in Computer Games and Software Development and has worked with multiple global clients since joining AuraQ in 2012.

An accomplished consultant, Tom has a rounded view of product development and experience leading and mentoring teams and has experience across low-code, RPA and BPM platforms.

| Mendix Advanced Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified
| RPA Certified Trainer
| OpenText MBPM

 

Rob Dixon

Principal Consultant

Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the I.T. industry and joined AuraQ in 2007. He is skilled in developing and re-engineering BPM processes and has vast experience in system and application implementation and integration.

Rob has extensive experience working within the financial services sector and expertise in product development at all levels with knowledge in business analysis, functional specification creation, product development and QA testing.

| Mendix Rapid Certified
| Advanced RPA Professional
| OpenText MBPM
| Laiye RPA Developer

Rina Forster

Principal Consultant

Rina is a practiced consultant with widespread experience in analysing, developing and supporting process automation solutions. She has worked with many high-profile clients in both previous roles and since joining the AuraQ team in 2013.

Rina holds a degree in Information Technology for Business. Immersing herself in all aspects of development from business and requirements analysis to development and testing, Rina is experienced in the full development lifecycle.

| Mendix Intermediate Certified
| Mendix Rapid Certified
| OpenText MBPM
| RPA Certified Trainer

Mike Clarke

Managing Director

As founder and Managing Director, Mike is responsible for the overall running of the business, managing costs and establishing mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with clients, partners, and service providers to create strategic alliances that effectively align and support AuraQ’s key business initiatives.

 

Mike’s excellent business acumen, together with his technology background in networking and workflow, has provided a solid foundation for the company.

Iain Lindsay

Technical Director

Iain is AuraQ’s technical Director and has over 25 years’ experience in software development and architecture. With a demonstrated history of delivering technical innovation, Iain’s focus is working with clients to deliver digital transformation across the business.

Using industry leading platforms, Iain engages with organisations to implement solutions and applications that deliver automation and process efficiency. This includes introducing or expanding the use of digital technologies to modernise existing systems and processes, driving operational change and improving integration between existing or disparate systems.

Matthew Lancaster

Head of Opportunities

Matt has over 20 years’ experience within software supply, business improvement and strategy. Having sat as a Director of a Legal Software supplier, Matt then spent 3 years helping firms adopt ERP software before taking up the role of Head of Opportunities at AuraQ.

Matt has a wealth of experience working with organisations to enable the best use of the latest technologies to drive efficiency, commercial advantage and ultimately increased profit. As Head of Opportunities, Matt works closely with our partners, prospects and clients to highlight synergies and identify areas for improvement using cutting-edge technologies such as low-code, AI, IA and RPA.

Holly Miller

Digital Content Manager

Holly has worked within the process automation space for more than 15 years’, engaging with a range of partners and industry experts to deliver shareable content, vertical specific events and increased brand awareness.

As Digital Content Manager, Holly works closely with our partners to identify areas for opportunity, helping educate our audiences on the latest technologies such as low-code, IA and RPA. This includes sharing successes and bringing together industry professionals to share knowledge and best practice.

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