Driven by a desire to use technology to deliver solutions to business problems, Gavin came to SFW shortly after graduating from Durham University. Initially joining as a Graduate Analyst Programmer, he worked his way up through the ranks before taking up his current role as our technically gifted CTO.
Gavin is responsible for defining the services we put to market and growing the capability to deliver those services. Along with his team of Practice Leads, he always has one eye on future tech trends and how they can help our customers.
A passionate Scotsman, Simon crossed the border in 1995 for his first job as an IT Analyst after completing an MSc in Information Technology. His role is certainly varied. He has a hand in virtually every aspect of SFW business and gets real pleasure out of making sure it all runs smoothly. He wants the organisation – and the people working here – to enjoy the best working environment and processes.
With a technical and project delivery background, Simon worked on and delivered major programmes in public, defence, telecoms and financial sectors before joining SFW in 2007, attracted by Peter and Steve's enthusiasm for the underlying principles of great applications delivery.
It started in a newsagent when Richard was far too young to work but nevertheless recognised his aptitude for working with customers. He went on to graduate from Bournemouth University with a degree in marketing and has worked in the software industry ever since. Today Richard leads SFW's delightful sales and marketing team.
Fifteen years in the public sector has given Richard a good grasp of what's right for our public sector clients, especially around procurement and technical strategy coming from Whitehall. But what he enjoys most is working with the SFW team to turn customer requirements into propositions of real value.
Alpa received her bachelor's degree in electronics from Mumbai university and her masters in VLSI and embedded technologies from Pune's International Institute of Information Technology. With prior software development and project management experience, Alpa joined SFW in 2008 to manage the offshore delivery team. Soon afterwards she grasped the challenge of launching the company's wholly owned subsidiary in Baroda.
For Alpa, SFW is a place where those with a great idea can take the initiative and make it a reality. She delights in making SFW a better place to work by providing technical excellence, encouraging work life balance and nurturing talent.
Juliette knows everything there is to know about Woking, hockey and SFW finances. She joined in 1997 as the 6th employee when the company was still based in a small office down the road. Starting in admin she soon gained her AAT qualification in order to have a better understanding of the company's accounts, then went on to study CIMA.
Juliette strives to maintain an efficient finance department as SFW continues to grow and to provide a friendly and loyal approach to its clients and employees.
Originally from Serbia and with a degree in Japanese, Dushy joined SFW in 2012. Sadly her Japanese is seldom used but Dushy's postgrad in HRM and ten years' experience are put to good use in helping the company to attract top talent. What makes SFW special for Dushy is the company's focus on making the most of its resources and talent while still having fun at work.
As well as getting the right people into the right roles and performing at their best, Dushy is responsible for training and development, internal communications and engagement, recruitment, employee relations, remuneration and benefits, HR administration and policy.