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WHO WE ARE

To create the world’s best online grant management system.

Flexi-Grant® was launched on the premise that grant management shouldn’t be complex or onerous. Helping people should be simple! Our team have experience working in grant-giving organisations so in 2013 they set out to transform the grant management industry and make the work of those who manage grant funding easier. Flexi-Grant® was born!

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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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MARTIN GRAHAM

Operations Director

Martin has a degree in Computer Science & over 9 years’ experience at Director & Senior Manager level (and before that 10 years as an IT Manager including in a grant-giving organisation ). He will focus on competency, performance & quality in all areas of Fluent as we face the challenges of a period of rapid growth. He is a keen footballer & Liverpool fan (a growing sub-set in Fluent), is very active in his local church & is learning to play the drums (possibly to punish his teenage twin girls?).

Martin Graham

Operations Director

 

MARTIN GRAHAM

Operations Director

Martin has a degree in Computer Science & over 9 years’ experience at Director & Senior Manager level (and before that 10 years as an IT Manager including in a grant-giving organisation ). He will focus on competency, performance & quality in all areas of Fluent as we face the challenges of a period of rapid growth. He is a keen footballer & Liverpool fan (a growing sub-set in Fluent), is very active in his local church & is learning to play the drums (possibly to punish his teenage twin girls?).

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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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ANDREW GIBSON

Principle Engineer

Andrew has 18 years of industry experience in various parts of the world, including Dallas & London. His experience encompasses diverse roles including UI Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Enterprise Development & Agile Practice/Transformation (apparently if you need your autoexec.bat fixed then Andrew is your man!). He refuses to succumb to Fluent’s largely casual way of dressing but does entertain us with a wacky shirt/tie combo on a Friday! Out of work he is a sci-fi nut (Iain M. Banks), frustrated musician (tenor & violin) & occasional book editor.

Andrew Gibson

Principle Engineer

 

ANDREW GIBSON

Principle Engineer

Andrew has 18 years of industry experience in various parts of the world, including Dallas & London. His experience encompasses diverse roles including UI Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Enterprise Development & Agile Practice/Transformation (apparently if you need your autoexec.bat fixed then Andrew is your man!). He refuses to succumb to Fluent’s largely casual way of dressing but does entertain us with a wacky shirt/tie combo on a Friday! Out of work he is a sci-fi nut (Iain M. Banks), frustrated musician (tenor & violin) & occasional book editor.

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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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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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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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GORDON SLOAN

Software Tester & Quality Assurance

Gordon has a degree in Computing Science and is an ISTQB Certified Tester (Foundation Level) He is largely responsible for testing and quality control for Flexi-Grant® & also audits many of our ISO27001 policies. He works so hard that he has to be reminded to take his annual leave. We know he has a life outside of the office but we haven’t really discovered what it is yet (although we’ve heard rumours that he’s partial to a game of golf).

Gordon Sloan

Software Tester & Quality Assurance

 

GORDON SLOAN

Software Tester & Quality Assurance

Gordon has a degree in Computing Science and is an ISTQB Certified Tester (Foundation Level) He is largely responsible for testing and quality control for Flexi-Grant® & also audits many of our ISO27001 policies. He works so hard that he has to be reminded to take his annual leave. We know he has a life outside of the office but we haven’t really discovered what it is yet (although we’ve heard rumours that he’s partial to a game of golf).

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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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STEVEN MCSTRAVOG

Solutions Developer

Steven has a degree in Computing and works on improving and adding client-led features to Flexi-Grant®. He unwinds designing mobile games and is a big DC/Marvel and comic book fan.

Steven McStravog

Solutions Developer

 

STEVEN MCSTRAVOG

Solutions Developer

Steven has a degree in Computing and works on improving and adding client-led features to Flexi-Grant®. He unwinds designing mobile games and is a big DC/Marvel and comic book fan.

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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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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

Junior Solutions Developer

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

Solutions Developer

 

GARETH HILLEN

Junior Solutions Developer

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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JON TRIGGS

Marketing Manager

Jon has a Masters in Management & Marketing and over 10 years of experience in digital marketing – which he uses to promote Flexi-Grant® to new customers. Outside of work he is kept busy by his two young sons and spends way too much time attempting to win the office fantasy football league.

Jon Triggs

Marketing Manager

 

JON TRIGGS

Marketing Manager

Jon has a Masters in Management & Marketing and over 10 years of experience in digital marketing – which he uses to promote Flexi-Grant® to new customers. Outside of work he is kept busy by his two young sons and spends way too much time attempting to win the office fantasy football league.

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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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MATTHIAS OLAFSSON

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Matthias has experience in sales, customer service, and account management – all of which he uses to help our clients get the most out of Flexi-Grant®. When he’s not at work, he enjoys playing the drums and is a devoted father of two young boys.

Matthias Olafsson

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

 

MATTHIAS OLAFSSON

Flexi-Grant® Consultant

Matthias has experience in sales, customer service, and account management – all of which he uses to help our clients get the most out of Flexi-Grant®. When he’s not at work, he enjoys playing the drums and is a devoted father of two young boys.

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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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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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SEAMUS LEONARD

UX Designer

Seamus Leonard

UX Designer

 

SEAMUS LEONARD

UX Designer

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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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