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MEET THE CPL SOFTWARE TEAM

20 years of experience in software, property with our people and offices in Glasgow and Southampton

WHO WE ARE

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Brian Welsh

Managing Director

My biggest achievement has been growing the businesses I’m involved with. CPL Software started in 2010 and now serves over 90% of the private Scottish factoring market. Insight Legal started from scratch and now serves in the region of 800 firms across the UK, a journey I have been involved with since 2012.

Brian enjoys being a dad to his two sons and the newest addition to the family, Arthur the cute Golden Doodle.

Brian loves going to festivals and listening to new stuff and old stuff and visits the Hydro as much as he can. He is a keen golfer and once had 5 birdies in one round of golf, not bad for an 18 handicapper – he has never repeated the feat…

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Will McIlmoyle

Technical Director

Will joined CPL Software in 2010 as Lead developer and quickly progressed to development manager, he now heads the development team for CPL. He has developed strong relations with existing clients to deliver individual software requirements. Will has excellent team management skills which he uses to guide, coach and mentor his development team. Will has a BSc in Computer Science.

He enjoys gaming, playing the guitar, running and likes to keep up to date with cutting edge programming technologies.

Will Says; “Working in the CPL Software team is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get! I really enjoy the variety of work that comes with being at CPL. We cover a range of products and technologies which means each day brings its own unique challenges.”

Will’s biggest achievement is getting his girlfriend to agree to marry him and his favourite band is Ratatat. He also keeps and breeds bantam chickens.

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Sara Akhtar

Head of Admin/PA to Directors

Sara is responsible for the day to day running of our busy office which includes finance and PA to the MD. She has excellent organisation skills and enjoys being an important part of the close knit CPL Software team.

Sara’s biggest achievement is her children and she loves listening to Ed Sheeran and is a very good cook!

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Crawford Burns

Product Manager

Crawford’s role is divided into two segments, clients and products. From a client perspective he looks after all of the commercial activities from sales to account management which includes both existing and prospective clients. From a product perspective he is responsible for the direction of product development including the end user experience and the look and feel of the CPL Software product portfolio. He is not a techy geek and cannot write code and leaves that to the developers!

Crawford’s biggest achievement to date would be having bagged around 80 Munros, whilst his favourite band is Mumford and Sons. When he was at school he could run the 100m in 11.4 seconds.

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Arran Taylor

Training and Implementation Specialist

Arran is part of the Implementation and Training Team. He is jointly responsible for working with new and existing clients to deliver support and training to ensure they get the best possible user experience from the CPL product portfolio. To this end he is responsible for the writing and delivery of Project Plans for the whole client lifecycle, from Implementation through to ongoing client support using the knowledge he has gained through his previous role as a Support Technician. Arran Is also responsible for the delivery of internal training to the new members of the CPL Team.

The Training and Implementation Team write and deliver new training content and courses to ensure materials for clients are aligned with the latest software release. As part of this, Arran is also responsible for the production of Knowledge Base materials and Training scenarios.

His biggest achievement is completing Mario Bros. with no lives lost. He has a varied music taste listening to bands such as Joy Division, Parliament Funkadelic, the Stone Roses and Tom Scott. Arran loves to drive up hills really fast in his spare time and he quite likes Greyhounds.

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Karen-Ann McSwiggan

Training and Implementation Specialist

Karen-Ann is part of the Implementation and Training Team. She is jointly responsible for working with new and existing clients to deliver support and training to ensure they get the best possible user experience from the CPL product portfolio. To this end she is responsible for the writing and delivery of Project Plans for the whole client lifecycle, from Implementation through to ongoing client support. The Training and Implementation Team write and deliver new training content and courses to ensure materials for clients are aligned with the latest software release. As part of this, Karen-Ann is also responsible for the production of Knowledge Base materials and Training scenarios.  Karen-Ann brings with her a wealth of experience from decades of teaching and education consultancy.

Her biggest achievement is returning to playing the clarinet seriously after 27 years of not playing. Karen-Ann is now playing in a local amateur symphony orchestra and was voted in as president this year. Her favourite bands are David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, New Order and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

She is an obsessive fan of professional cycling. The world stops in her house for 3 weeks each year in July when the Tour de France is happening.

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