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The Team

The Equinox team consists of a group of talented, multi-disciplined individuals who pride themselves on delivering a best in class service to their clients.

Justin Gallagher

Justin has a BEng and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, PhD in Robotics and is also a qualified patent administrator.

Justin is responsible for leading the development and execution of Work AnyWare’s vision and strategy. Along with managing the effective financial analysis and allocation of resources, Justin is also responsible for the effective execution of corporate responsibility.

Justin lived and worked for over four years in Japan as a system designer and speaks reasonable Japanese. Justin enjoys training in the martial art of Shodokan Aikido, in which he holds a 4th Dan black belt and has competed nationally and internationally. He also enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele.

Justin Gallagher

Executive Chairman
Sam Nicholson

Sam is a Chemistry (BSc) and Chemical Engineering (MSc) graduate. Having grown up in Frome, he joined Work AnyWare in 2012 immediately after graduating from the University of Leeds.

Sam is Work AnyWare's Managing Director and he plays an important role in the strategy and direction of the company. He is also involved in the design and implementation of any software Work AnyWare creates.

Outside of work Sam has a multitude of interests. He is a keen trumpet player, having previously played in Orchestra’s, jazz bands and ensembles. He also enjoys playing the piano, and on the odd occasion may be caught playing a Video Game.

Sam Nicholson

Managing Director
Tom Parish

Tom, originally from Surrey, moved to Leeds in 2007 and graduated from Leeds University in 2011 with a BSc in Music, Multimedia and Electronics.

After starting at Work AnyWare in 2012 as a software developer, Tom now plays a key role in setting up new subscribers and helping to optimise work efficiency for practices as they move on to Equinox.

Tom is a qualified patent administrator (PAC) and trademark administrator (CITMA). He continues to play an active role in the development of Equinox.

Tom is a keen footballer and musician, playing guitar and producing music alike.

Tom Parish

Commercial Director
Oliver Johnson

Oliver studied Criminology at the Sheffield Hallam University. From the city of Leeds, Olly is a proud Northerner, who after graduating with a BA in Criminology, returned to his home town in Leeds.

During his time at the University, Olly gained experience working for various law firms around the UK before starting a full time career in marketing. Olly then applied to Work AnyWare, and the rest is history. Olly manages Equinox support and strives for the highest quality of customer service.

Passionate about powerlifting, Olly has been training for several years and competes in competitions around the UK. When he’s not lifting weights, you will find Olly playing video games and listening to music.

Oliver Johnson

Client Services Manager
Sam Thorley

Sam joined Work AnyWare as Product Support Technician at the beginning of 2018. As the third Sam to join the team, he goes by the name of 'Thor' in the office to avoid confusion.

Sam grew up in North Wales where he studied Law, Politics and English at college, leading him to study Politics at the University of Leeds. After falling in love with the area, decided to settle in Leeds, where he now considers home.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys being active and spends a lot of time playing football or going to the gym. When he isn't playing football he can usually be found watching it instead, but along with this he has a keen interest in technology and current affairs.

Sam Thorley

Onboarding Specialist
Alicia Ahmed

Coming from a background in software support, Alicia joined Equinox in 2018 as part of the Graduate Scheme and is now one of the Product Support Technicians.

Her daily role involves helping our subscribers get the most out of the system by running training sessions, providing phone and email support and writing new content for our online Support Centre.

Alicia is originally from North London and studied History at Durham University. From a young age, Alicia has always liked anything creative and enjoys everything from drawing to origami to knitting. She once knitted a Lord of the Rings scarf to rule them all. Alicia is also a leader for the Brownie girl guides and volunteers once a week.

Alicia Ahmed

Product Support Technician
Cally Anne Sharman

Cally graduated with an MA in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations from Leeds University and started as a Product Support Technician after completing the Equinox Graduate Scheme.

In her spare time she enjoys plant-based baking, reading, art and video games and is partial to prosecco, chocolate and bad puns!

Cally likes to go hiking and traveling where she can, Bali being her favourite destination.

Cally Anne Sharman

Product Support Technician
Ieva Vaiciunaite

Ieva joined WorkAnyware in 2018 as part of the Graduate Scheme. She is now a Business Developer as part of the Client Services team, and is the main point of contact for our prospective clients.

She graduated from The University of Greenwich with a 1st class degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. She then spent six months traveling around Europe and Asia, before she finally settled in Leeds.

In her spare time Ieva enjoys various outdoors activities, such as hiking, canoeing and skiing. She also practices Yoga and goes traveling as often as she can.

Ieva Vaiciunaite

Business Developer
Grace Hooper

Grace moved to Yorkshire back in 2009 after originally living in Hampshire. She started her role as IP Services Manager at Work Anyware in 2019, following several years previously working as an IP Paralegal in a European IP firm.

Grace is a qualified CITMA Trade Mark Administrator and is using her IP knowledge to create and implement a new IP service offering for clients.

In her spare time she enjoys karaoke, binge-watching box sets and going to shows.

Grace Hooper

IP Services Manager
Sam Boote

He graduated his masters in Physics in 2015 and went on to travel through Central America and the United States working his way through deserts and jungles as well as enjoying big cities and island beaches.

After six months away he found his way back to Leeds and joined Work AnyWare as a Development Technician.

Sam is now responsible for managing the Migration team and ensuring new clients can use their existing data from the moment they go live with Equinox.

In his spare time Sam enjoys skateboarding and has recently joined a rock climbing club. He also loves discovering new music and plays bass guitar in a band.

Sam Boote

Migration Manager
Felix Tam

After completing Environmental Science (BSc, MSc) and Linguistics (MA) degrees in Hong Kong, Bristol and York, Felix travelled across Europe before finally settling down in Leeds and joined Work AnyWare as a Junior Migration Developer in 2018.

As a member of the migration team, Felix works to facilitate subscribers' smooth migration into Equinox. He has also joined the development team to create the best user experience for Equinox subscribers.

In his spare time Felix loves being on the move and is always planning where to explore next. He enjoys learning new languages in his spare time, both human and computer. He is also a huge fan of classical music and enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisine.

Felix Tam

Migration Engineer
Oliver Abrahams

After finishing the Graduate Scheme Oliver has joined the Migration Team and is now responsible for the onboarding of new and existing clients data onto our software.

After graduating from Physics (BSc) at The University of Edinburgh in 2017, Oliver pursued a research project in the physics of acoustics department.

Oliver has spent the past year living in a van and surfing around Australia and has recently returned to living in stationary accommodation and the UK.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys playing golf, surfing and Hiking. He also enjoys traveling although he’s in no rush to sleep in a van in the near future.

Oliver Abrahams

Migration Engineer
Tom Wilford

Tom joined Work AnyWare in autumn 2018 as our new Software Engineer. After studying New Media at University of Leeds 2011-2014 Tom decided to stay because he liked Leeds so much.

Tom is interested in good design and building web applications that serve specific (and often useless) needs. Tom also likes experimenting with the latest web technologies.

In his spare time Tom watches more films than your doctor would recommend, plays video games, enjoys a variety of music and likes to travel with his film cameras.

Tom Wilford

Development & Operations Manager
Jennifer Ough

After completing our 2019 Graduate Scheme, Jenny is now one of our Software Engineers.

Having grown up a stone’s throw away in Bradford, Jenny left to achieve a 1st in her Computing degree at Sheffield Hallam university before returning home to the country side.

In her spare time, Jenny’s wanting to try her hand at creating new apps... whilst also trying to remember her childhood piano lessons.

Keen on camping, skiing and trekking, she can often be found outdoors on a weekend and wants to complete the three peaks soon.

Jennifer Ough

Software Engineer
Charles Lawrenson

Charles from Leeds is a Server Administrator at Work AnyWare and is currently studying to be an Infrastructure Technician.

Charles' role within Equinox is to keep the computer hardware of Work AnyWare ticking, as well as helping out where needed on supporting our clients.

Having been exposed to IT from a young age, Charles has always been keen to the learn the ins and outs of how a computer functions.

Away from computers, Charles enjoys various sports such as downhill mountain biking, cross-country running, golf and snowboarding. Charles is also a musician, having studied Piano, Guitar and Drums.

Charles Lawrenson

Operations Engineer
Jonathan Collins

John joined Work AnyWare in Summer 2019 as our HR & Facilities Manager, after working in HR departments in multiple industries since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2014.

John is CIPD qualified and is a mental health first aid champion.

In his spare time John is a big fan of football and is a Middlesbrough fan, when not watching Middlesbrough lose, he enjoys music and film. He also enjoys travelling and Berlin is his favourite place to visit.

Jonathan Collins

HR & Facilities Manager
James Swadlo

James joined the Work AnyWare Client Services Team Autumn 2019 as a Product Support Technician.

After graduating his course in Music Production and Technology from Manchester, James pursued roles in IT Support and more audio based roles, as a Theatre Technician.

James enjoys all things music, he plays the piano and guitar and enjoys composing his own music.

James Swadlo

Product Support Technician
Calum Parker

Calum joined the Work AnyWare Client Services Team Autumn 2019 as a Product Support Technician.

Calum enjoys football and plays the saxophone in his spare time.

Calum Parker

Product Support Technician
Mark Richards

Joining Work AnyWare in 2019 with a background in IT, Mark is currently working in the role of Operations Engineer.

Mark has an interest in free (as in speech, not beer) and open source technologies and the benefits that these can bring to an organisation. He's always on the lookout for new and interesting apps.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys landscape and street photography, strategy games, playing with Linux, cooking/baking and learning more about big cats.

Mark Richards

Operations Engineer
Jerry

Having graduated from the University of Highly Intelligent Animals with 1st in Human Psychology, Jerry is a natural in human behaviours and mood. Currently Jerry finds himself, embedded at Work AnyWare, on a research project into Humans in the working environment.

He is able to leap at least 3ft in the air, which makes him ideal as a lap companion, and his friendly nature means that he is in demand!

In his spare time, Jerry enjoys food of all kinds, climbing trees, chasing small rodents and has an ongoing feud with another cat in the area.

Jerry

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