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Meet Our Team.

Meet the team behind the leading grant management software.

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KEITH TURKINGTON

Managing Director

Keith has a Masters in Computer Science, a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance, is a Chartered Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered IT Professional, a Member of the British Computer Society & a Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and brings almost 30 years of business experience to his role. His main areas of responsibility are finance, strategy and business development and, like all business owners, never really switches off from work, but when he does he loves to travel, play golf and cook.

Keith Turkington

Managing Director

 

KEITH TURKINGTON

Managing Director

Keith has a Masters in Computer Science, a Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance, is a Chartered Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered IT Professional, a Member of the British Computer Society & a Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner and brings almost 30 years of business experience to his role. His main areas of responsibility are finance, strategy and business development and, like all business owners, never really switches off from work, but when he does he loves to travel, play golf and cook.

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DAVID CORDNER

Technical Director

David is one of Fluent’s co-founders. When he’s not designing game changing features for Flexi-Grant®, he’s trekking up the Mourne Mountains, travelling or trying to digest every trend and new idea he can through podcasts & articles.

David Cordner

Technical Director

 

DAVID CORDNER

Technical Director

David is one of Fluent’s co-founders. When he’s not designing game changing features for Flexi-Grant®, he’s trekking up the Mourne Mountains, travelling or trying to digest every trend and new idea he can through podcasts & articles.

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GARY MCNALLY

Implementation Manager

Gary has a degree in Management Science & a Masters in Business Administration & is a PRINCE2 project manager. With over 20 years experience as a manager in both the private and public sectors, his serious approach to work belies his great sense of humour & his bottomless well of amusing stories on every topic keeps us all entertained! Indulges his life-long passion for photography in his spare time (a skill we put to good use for our early team photos).

Gary McNally

Business Services Manager

 

GARY MCNALLY

Implementation Manager

Gary has a degree in Management Science & a Masters in Business Administration & is a PRINCE2 project manager. With over 20 years experience as a manager in both the private and public sectors, his serious approach to work belies his great sense of humour & his bottomless well of amusing stories on every topic keeps us all entertained! Indulges his life-long passion for photography in his spare time (a skill we put to good use for our early team photos).

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ALAN FINLAY

Product Engineering Team Lead

Alan has a degree in Computing & IT & is a PRINCE2 project manager. He is now responsible for excellence, innovation and general awesomeness in Flexi-Grant® & aims to ensure that our technical team are at the top of their game so that Flexi-Grant® remains a market leader in grant management.  In work he is known as ‘Ask Alan’. Away from work his dedication to having a good time on staff nights out has earned him the nickname ‘Shot Alan’.

Alan Finlay

Engineering Manager

 

ALAN FINLAY

Product Engineering Team Lead

Alan has a degree in Computing & IT & is a PRINCE2 project manager. He is now responsible for excellence, innovation and general awesomeness in Flexi-Grant® & aims to ensure that our technical team are at the top of their game so that Flexi-Grant® remains a market leader in grant management.  In work he is known as ‘Ask Alan’. Away from work his dedication to having a good time on staff nights out has earned him the nickname ‘Shot Alan’.

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CHRIS SHIELDS

UX Designer

Chris has a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design and has a games design and testing background. He applies his skills to enhancing the usability and design of Flexi-Grant® so we are all looking forward to an even better looking and easier to use GMS! Outside work he enjoys indulging his passion for Arduino projects and is currently building a miniature magnetic hovercraft. Just to see if he can.

Chris Shields

Product Manager

 

CHRIS SHIELDS

UX Designer

Chris has a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design and has a games design and testing background. He applies his skills to enhancing the usability and design of Flexi-Grant® so we are all looking forward to an even better looking and easier to use GMS! Outside work he enjoys indulging his passion for Arduino projects and is currently building a miniature magnetic hovercraft. Just to see if he can.

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TANYA MEGARRY

Company Accountant

Tanya is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in a range of Finance Environments for the past 15 years and brings with her a diverse skill set. She is enthusiastic about understanding and rationalizing financial information and how it fits within the business setting. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and cooking.

Tanya Megarry

Company Accountant

 

TANYA MEGARRY

Company Accountant

Tanya is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in a range of Finance Environments for the past 15 years and brings with her a diverse skill set. She is enthusiastic about understanding and rationalizing financial information and how it fits within the business setting. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and cooking.

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JON TRIGGS

Head of Customer Success

Jon Triggs

Head of Customer Success

 

JON TRIGGS

Head of Customer Success

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DAMIAN HUGHES

Senior Solutions Developer

Damian has a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design & is PRINCE2 qualified. He has been with Fluent from the very early days and so he takes care of many of our valued long-standing clients & also plays a vital role working on quality issues. Out of work is a long-suffering Newcastle United fan and Dad to 2 young children (not in that order of importance obviously!).

Damian Hughes

Senior Solutions Developer

 

DAMIAN HUGHES

Senior Solutions Developer

Damian has a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design & is PRINCE2 qualified. He has been with Fluent from the very early days and so he takes care of many of our valued long-standing clients & also plays a vital role working on quality issues. Out of work is a long-suffering Newcastle United fan and Dad to 2 young children (not in that order of importance obviously!).

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DAVID BOYD

Senior Product Engineer

David has a Masters in Computing & brings a focussed engineering talent to the development of Flexi-Grant®. In his spare time he is working on an online game (skills he develops there happily pass over to his Fluent work!), his detailed knowledge of WW2 military equipment and his ever-expanding whiskey collection (possibly all at the same time – after all this is a man who until recently was taking a Physics degree for fun!).

David Boyd

Senior Product Engineer

 

DAVID BOYD

Senior Product Engineer

David has a Masters in Computing & brings a focussed engineering talent to the development of Flexi-Grant®. In his spare time he is working on an online game (skills he develops there happily pass over to his Fluent work!), his detailed knowledge of WW2 military equipment and his ever-expanding whiskey collection (possibly all at the same time – after all this is a man who until recently was taking a Physics degree for fun!).

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CLAIRE SPEEDY

Special Projects Manager

Claire returns to Fluent as our new ‘Special Projects Manager’ after a year of travelling around New Zealand, Bali, the Philippines and Vietnam. Her focus will be on executing agile projects geared towards the growth of Fluent as a brand (not building a Fluent robot as some of our Engineers might think – nothing to do with her telling them this!) When she is not in work she’s out drinking coffee or travelling with her other half.

Claire Speedy

Special Projects Manager

 

CLAIRE SPEEDY

Special Projects Manager

Claire returns to Fluent as our new ‘Special Projects Manager’ after a year of travelling around New Zealand, Bali, the Philippines and Vietnam. Her focus will be on executing agile projects geared towards the growth of Fluent as a brand (not building a Fluent robot as some of our Engineers might think – nothing to do with her telling them this!) When she is not in work she’s out drinking coffee or travelling with her other half.

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DAVE MCNEELY

Senior Solutions Developer

Dave has almost 20 years experience in software & web development and customer service; he has ILM training in leadership & management and has been a Team Leader for the last 5 years.  In 2000 he spent a year and a half volunteering in Mozambique as an IT Development Instructor. Dave has joined Fluent to take the lead on major client bespoke projects. Outside work he is a keen cycler (‘keen’ is the word if you can cycle across Italy, as he did recently) and is also busy preparing his garden for chickens (anticipating free eggs already!).

Dave McNeely

Senior Solutions Developer

 

DAVE MCNEELY

Senior Solutions Developer

Dave has almost 20 years experience in software & web development and customer service; he has ILM training in leadership & management and has been a Team Leader for the last 5 years.  In 2000 he spent a year and a half volunteering in Mozambique as an IT Development Instructor. Dave has joined Fluent to take the lead on major client bespoke projects. Outside work he is a keen cycler (‘keen’ is the word if you can cycle across Italy, as he did recently) and is also busy preparing his garden for chickens (anticipating free eggs already!).

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MICHAEL TURKINGTON

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Michael has a degree in Geology, is a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner & an ILM Certified Trainer. His rock solid logical & process driven mind (see what we did there?) is crucial in helping implement, train & support Flexi-Grant® clients & he provides our technical team with a much-needed customer perspective on Flexi-Grant®. Outside work he loves following sport, especially football (he even plays a bit) and cricket, and has an almost encyclopaedic recall of stats from both.

Michael Turkington

Senior Flexi-Grant® Consultant

 

MICHAEL TURKINGTON

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Michael has a degree in Geology, is a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner & an ILM Certified Trainer. His rock solid logical & process driven mind (see what we did there?) is crucial in helping implement, train & support Flexi-Grant® clients & he provides our technical team with a much-needed customer perspective on Flexi-Grant®. Outside work he loves following sport, especially football (he even plays a bit) and cricket, and has an almost encyclopaedic recall of stats from both.

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ANDREW HARVEY

Senior Solutions Developer

Andrew has 18+ years of experience as a developer in the FinTech space and is the lead developer of our ESIF EU grants management product. When he’s not at work, Andrew is a keen mountain and marathon runner – and is also the proud owner of a ‘pet’ Land Rover.

Andrew Harvey

Senior Solutions Developer

 

ANDREW HARVEY

Senior Solutions Developer

Andrew has 18+ years of experience as a developer in the FinTech space and is the lead developer of our ESIF EU grants management product. When he’s not at work, Andrew is a keen mountain and marathon runner – and is also the proud owner of a ‘pet’ Land Rover.

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JOE DONAGHY

Solutions Developer

Joe has a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design & develops some of the more complex features for Flexi-Grant®. Unwinds through games development and is a real hands-on DIY man at home (will he ever get his kitchen finished?). Having become a new Dad in 2017 we suspect his time for DIY is even scarcer…

Joe Donaghy

Solutions Developer

 

JOE DONAGHY

Solutions Developer

Joe has a degree in Interactive Multimedia Design & develops some of the more complex features for Flexi-Grant®. Unwinds through games development and is a real hands-on DIY man at home (will he ever get his kitchen finished?). Having become a new Dad in 2017 we suspect his time for DIY is even scarcer…

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LAUREN WILLIAMS

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Lauren has a degree in Computing (Artificial Intelligence), a Masters in Cyber Security and is a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner. Instead of fighting off hackers she makes sure Flexi-Grant® implementations are smooth and trouble-free. In her spare time she loves to bake and the Fluent Team has already been the very willing recipients of her excellent salted caramel brownies. Needs both a blanket & hot water bottle to operate at peak efficiency in the office in cold weather.

Lauren Williams

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

 

LAUREN WILLIAMS

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Lauren has a degree in Computing (Artificial Intelligence), a Masters in Cyber Security and is a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner. Instead of fighting off hackers she makes sure Flexi-Grant® implementations are smooth and trouble-free. In her spare time she loves to bake and the Fluent Team has already been the very willing recipients of her excellent salted caramel brownies. Needs both a blanket & hot water bottle to operate at peak efficiency in the office in cold weather.

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GARETH HILLEN

Customer Success Engineer

Gareth did his first degree in Economics but decided to leave the world of sums behind to pursue a career in IT. He joined us fresh from his Masters in Software Development. As well as being eager to develop his skills at Fluent he brings a once rare degree of sportiness to the team as he plays for his local rugby team. The technical team morning scrums suit him very well, we just have to stop him grabbing people’s shirts!

Gareth Hillen

Customer Success Engineer

 

GARETH HILLEN

Customer Success Engineer

Gareth did his first degree in Economics but decided to leave the world of sums behind to pursue a career in IT. He joined us fresh from his Masters in Software Development. As well as being eager to develop his skills at Fluent he brings a once rare degree of sportiness to the team as he plays for his local rugby team. The technical team morning scrums suit him very well, we just have to stop him grabbing people’s shirts!

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EILEEN STRONGE

Office Administrator

Eileen is responsible for keeping the office firing on all cylinders – which means she covers everything from co-ordinating travel plans and accounts admin through to ordering cakes for staff birthdays. Outside of work, Eileen is kept incredibly busy by her 3 kids, but when time allows she loves nothing more than watching Grey’s Anatomy or cheering on the Ulster and Ireland rugby teams.

Eileen Stronge

Office Administrator

 

EILEEN STRONGE

Office Administrator

Eileen is responsible for keeping the office firing on all cylinders – which means she covers everything from co-ordinating travel plans and accounts admin through to ordering cakes for staff birthdays. Outside of work, Eileen is kept incredibly busy by her 3 kids, but when time allows she loves nothing more than watching Grey’s Anatomy or cheering on the Ulster and Ireland rugby teams.

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STEVE MARTIN

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Steve has a background in customer service, training and recruitment – putting this experience to great use by helping our clients get the most out of Flexi-Grant®. Outside of work Steve is ridiculously busy, playing bass in metal band ‘Cursed Sun’, working as a volunteer director for the Belfast Youth & Community Group, and looking after 15 animals!

Steve Martin

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

 

STEVE MARTIN

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Steve has a background in customer service, training and recruitment – putting this experience to great use by helping our clients get the most out of Flexi-Grant®. Outside of work Steve is ridiculously busy, playing bass in metal band ‘Cursed Sun’, working as a volunteer director for the Belfast Youth & Community Group, and looking after 15 animals!

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ADRIAN TUMILTY

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Adrian has experience in both Operations and Service Delivery Management for some of the world’s largest tech companies – and uses this to help our clients get the most out of Flexi-Grant®. Outside of work, Adrian has a keen interest in both music production and emerging technologies – describing himself as an Information Security, Privacy, and Blockchain enthusiast.

Adrian Tumilty

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

 

ADRIAN TUMILTY

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Adrian has experience in both Operations and Service Delivery Management for some of the world’s largest tech companies – and uses this to help our clients get the most out of Flexi-Grant®. Outside of work, Adrian has a keen interest in both music production and emerging technologies – describing himself as an Information Security, Privacy, and Blockchain enthusiast.

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LUKE McCREADY

ESIF Support

Luke has a background in software development and has been working in grant management IT support since 2012 – using that experience to support the users of our ESIF grant management product. Outside of work, Luke is an incredibly keen fitness enthusiast and paranormal movie buff.

Luke McCready

ESIF Support

 

LUKE McCREADY

ESIF Support

Luke has a background in software development and has been working in grant management IT support since 2012 – using that experience to support the users of our ESIF grant management product. Outside of work, Luke is an incredibly keen fitness enthusiast and paranormal movie buff.

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KIM McCULLAGH

Customer Success Coordinator

Kim is coming to us from a career in the Education industry in London with a Bachelor’s degree in Computing & Information Systems from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is now a key part of Flexi-Grant’s Customer Success team in her role as Customer Success Coordinator. In her spare time she is a keen baker, a busy mum to a toddler and you will never see her without caffeine.

Kim McCullagh

Customer Success Coordinator

 

KIM McCULLAGH

Customer Success Coordinator

Kim is coming to us from a career in the Education industry in London with a Bachelor’s degree in Computing & Information Systems from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is now a key part of Flexi-Grant’s Customer Success team in her role as Customer Success Coordinator. In her spare time she is a keen baker, a busy mum to a toddler and you will never see her without caffeine.

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GERARD McCANN

Software Tester

Gerard heads up our Flexi-Grant® Testing team as a recent addition to Fluent. You’ll find him working away on extensive testing prior to releases with his keen eye for detail. We have also unofficially named him our resident ‘coffee expert’ who is in charge of the most important job in the office – choosing the monthly coffee beans!

Gerard McCann

Software Tester

 

GERARD McCANN

Software Tester

Gerard heads up our Flexi-Grant® Testing team as a recent addition to Fluent. You’ll find him working away on extensive testing prior to releases with his keen eye for detail. We have also unofficially named him our resident ‘coffee expert’ who is in charge of the most important job in the office – choosing the monthly coffee beans!

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ANDREW NESBITT

Solutions Developer

Andrew is Fluent’s latest Solutions Developer addition & he’ll be helping the guys work out the solutions to any project impediments. He is returning to Fluent after a few years away so he brings with him new skills, experiences and all his previous Flexi-Grant® knowledge.

He is the proud father of two daughters (and a BMW), all of whom he says break his heart (& his bank balance).

Andrew Nesbitt

Solutions Developer

ANDREW NESBITT

Solutions Developer

Andrew is Fluent’s latest Solutions Developer addition & he’ll be helping the guys work out the solutions to any project impediments. He is returning to Fluent after a few years away so he brings with him new skills, experiences and all his previous Flexi-Grant® knowledge.

He is the proud father of two daughters (and a BMW), all of whom he says break his heart (& his bank balance).

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ANDREW WILLIAMSON

Junior Software Engineer

Andrew Williamson

Junior Software Engineer

 

ANDREW WILLIAMSON

Junior Software Engineer

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JONATHAN LOGAN

Junior Software Tester

Jonathan studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering before moving on to a degree in Computing Systems. He joined Fluent straight out of the Software Testers Academy. When he’s not in work he enjoys dance music, going for walks and video games. He also likes trying new recipes – the quicker to make the better!

Jonathan Logan

Junior Software Tester

 

JONATHAN LOGAN

Junior Software Tester

Jonathan studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering before moving on to a degree in Computing Systems. He joined Fluent straight out of the Software Testers Academy. When he’s not in work he enjoys dance music, going for walks and video games. He also likes trying new recipes – the quicker to make the better!

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Joanna Goodman

Junior UX Designer

Joanna Goodman

Junior UX Designer

Joanna Goodman

Junior UX Designer

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Hayley Gregg

Junior UX Designer

Hayley Gregg

Junior UX Designer

Hayley Gregg

Junior UX Designer

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