About Optima Systems

passionate and creative team with lifetimes of experience.

When Optima started out in 1990 the original aim was to provide specialist Programming and Consulting skills to the I.T. and general computer using industry. From the outset Optima established a high quality professional service to industry and expanded its customer base by personal recommendation. Each year we extend our skills base and aim to offer our customers the latest that current technology can offer.

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Paul Grosvenor

Managing Director

Paul started out as a keen engineer constantly tinkering with engines and motorcycles. At university he studied Mechanical…

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Jay Hine

IT Director

As a Director of Optima, Jay is responsible for overseeing Sales and Marketing, Customer Relations and Account Management…

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Operations Director

As a Director of Optima, Kevin is responsible for day-to-day running of the business, Resource Planning and Financial and…

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Jenny Hopcraft

Finance Manager

Jenny is responsible for Optima’s day-to-day finances. Her focus is to ensure that our suppliers are paid and our customers are invoiced…Read More

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Kim Kennington

QA Manager

Kim’s background is in Banking and latterly the Financial Services Industry. As our Quality Assurance Manager her main focus is to…Read More

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Gil Athoraya

Senior Consultant (APL)

With a background in Electrical Engineering and keen interest in both natural and programming languages, Gil started his career in…Read More

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Peter Merritt

Senior Consultant (APL)

Peter’s background is in public service administration – Ministry of Defence then Local Government, providing invaluable exposure to the…Read More

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John Jacob

Technical Lead (APL)

Jake, as he is known to everyone except his mother, set out as field biologist mostly collecting and identifying invertebrates on London…Read More

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Sam Gutsell

APL Developer

Sam studied Computing A-Level at college before starting an apprenticeship in APL programming with Optima Systems in August 2012…Read More

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Mike Mingard

Web & Graphic Design

Mike and Optima have a long history, having worked together on several projects on a consultancy basis so we are well aware of the value…Read More

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Gemma Elsbury

Network Engineer

Gemma’s recent background is that of working as part of an IT Team for a Continental European based construction company and previously in…Read More

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James Heslip

APL Developer

James is a member of our development team. He is a keen mathematician and enjoys playing video games in his spare time…Read More

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Steve McGuigan

Trainee Network Engineer

Steve is the newest member of our network support team. Initially, he will focus on providing remote support to our clients…Read More

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