Meet the Team
We're frequently told by clients that we're really nice people... easy to get along with... a joy to work with. This is exactly what we hoped for when Blueberry was first formed in 1997. Our staff have been with us a long time, some from the very beginning, and we enjoy working in partnership with our clients.

Here is a short list of the key personnel at Blueberry:

   

Martin Green - Managing Director

Established Blueberry: 1997
Qualifications: 1st Class BSc. in Software Engineering
Location: HQ - Birmingham
Martin Green founded Blueberry Consultants in 1997. Software development – and the creation of new products and companies – has been central to Martin’s life and career. He started programming on small microcomputers while at school, and after University established a game development company, ATD, which employed 35 people by the time he left to start Blueberry. Martin has been directly involved in the creation of three other start-up companies, and has been a director of two other UK technology companies.

Martin believes that quality software development can make people’s lives easier, and takes a passionate interest in all Blueberry projects.

 

Dhruvesh Patel - Project Manager

Joined Blueberry: 2012
Qualifications: MBA - Masters of Business Administration, BSc - Information Technology [1st Class], BSc - Computer Science [2nd]
Location: HQ - Birmingham

Dhruvesh Patel has previously worked as a lead technical consultant for a US-based search solutions provider, specialising within accounts automation. Before this, he'd spent a number of years as a solutions analyst for Citigroup UK, where he’d initially started off as a C# .NET Developer, then progressing onto business systems analysis and project management. Dhruvesh will be very much engaged with project management duties at Blueberry, in particular the design, planning and implementation of software development projects for clients, as well as dealing with a range of technical & support issues. His interests include competitive sports, such as occasional 5-a-side indoor football, pool, go-karting and cricket.

 

Richard Elmes – Project Manager

Joined Blueberry: 2012
Qualifications: PGCert, Computing, Northumbria University
BA Hons, Planning, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Location: HQ - Birmingham

Richard Elmes has been involved in the software development process since leaving university in 1997. He has experience in delivering solutions in a number of industries, including telecommunications whilst working with BT, KPN and Fujitsu as well as in the Education and Marketing sectors. Richard's background is in Web-based technologies based on the LAMP stack and he has been responsible for development projects in digital asset management, order fulfillment and educational tracking tools.

 

Christopher Bevan - Development Manager

Joined Blueberry: 2011
Qualifications: Bsc. Physics with Physical Electronics, Bath University
M.Phil. Computational Physics, Bath University
Location: HQ, Birmingham

Chris Bevan has worked in software development since 1995 and has experience in many different areas of business - including academic research, defence and aerospace, financial data analysis, leisure and gaming, and telecommunications. His main skills are Windows development, Linux, C++ and Test Driven Development (TDD). Chris specialises in mobile device development, working on Windows Mobile, Windows CE, and the Google Android operating system.

 

John Davies – Senior Software Designer

Joined Blueberry: 2006
Qualifications: BSc. in Electrical Engineering, Imperial College
Location: HQ, Birmingham
John Davies has a varied background, including software development in C++ and safety-critical software testing in the Aerospace industry. John is a Welsh-speaker, which allows him to manage projects that involve the testing of websites aimed at the Welsh market. He has been involved in a number of healthcare related projects, including the successful Klok system for North Herts’ Accident & Emergency department. John shares Martin and Duncan’s interest in tools and techniques to make software project management easier, and is particularly interested in locating a good tool for GUI prototype design.

 

Phil Turner – Senior Software Designer

Joined Blueberry: 2009
Qualifications: Electrical Engineering, Walsall College
Location: HQ, Birmingham
Phil Turner has a background of real-time development across many industries including Steel, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food, Glass and also the Gas and Water services. His development background is in C and C++ with a large proportion of that in SCADA development. Most recently, Phil has been involved in a number of healthcare related projects, particularly Bed Management for the NHS.

 

James Evans – Finance Manager

Joined Blueberry: 2011
Qualifications: AAT Technician Level Qualification, Kaplan Business School
Location: HQ, Birmingham
James Evans joined Blueberry at the start of 2011, and is responsible for handling all financial matters for the Blueberry group, including the complexities of online sales from around the world for Blueberry Software. James has a background in the Healthcare Sector and the NHS, and has a keen interest in running. He hopes to complete a marathon in the near future, but is content for now with walking - he has completed the West Highland Way and climbed a number of the Munroes!

 

Raspal Chima – Marketing Manager

Joined Blueberry: 2006
Qualifications: BSc. in Physics
Location: HQ, Birmingham
Raspal Chima has the job of developing Blueberry’s websites and marketing the company to the world – and he’s also centrally involved in the marketing of Blueberry Software products. Previously, he's worked for a number of blue-chip companies - including Honeywell, Wacker Chemie AG, and global advertising agency, McCann Erickson (managing PR for household names, Coca-cola, British Steel and WD40). Raspal also has a keen interest in writing - his more recent work includes a stint as a features editor for a magazine publishing company and writing two fiction novels. The books, by the way, are available to buy, if you look hard enough on the web!
 
 

Mateusz Saniewski – Graphic Designer

Joined Blueberry: 2013
Qualifications: MA - English Philology, Warsaw University (2009)
IT with speciality Web Design, Institute of Information Technologies
Location: HQ - Birmingham

Mateusz Saniewski worked as a new media designer for IDM and full service marketing agency, CubeGroup, before forming his own design company and going freelance so that he could travel and explore the world. Matt's main strength at Blueberry is in conceptual design using the latest designer tools and translating his designs so that they work across a range of media, from Web to print. He is also adept at Flash, CSS and HTML. His greatest passion is low-budget backpacking to the most non-commercial places he can find to meet real people and experience culture. He also enjoys extreme sports and fishing.

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