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Jonathon Berg

Managing Director

Jonathon is a long-term IT professional who has been working on system development since the formation of Paradise in 1987. Initially trained as a software developer, he has worked at all levels from small business to corporate. He has a unique skillset that is particularly strong in accounting systems, cloud technologies and database development.

For the past few years most of Jonathon's work has been in solution architecture and project management for more challenging cloud deployments for Paradise Computing Ltd.

Jonathon is an active Rotarian and lives in Daventry with Sharon, his jukebox and occasionally three children.

Cassandra Campbell

Cassandra Campbell

Marketing Manager

Cassandra joined Paradise in April 2013, having previously worked within the highly regulated financial services environments of Banking and Insurance. Because of her keen eye for detail and enviable organisational skills she was the natural choice to keep Jonathon's busy calendar in order!

The skills she’s picked up working in Corporate environments are varied and numerous, but the one which Paradise values most highly is her ability to develop efficient business solutions and streamline processes. This has resulted in her creating, among many other things, a unified marketing strategy for both divisions of Paradise Ltd; Computing and Training.

Professional yet approachable, Cassandra is the glue that holds us all together - most notably because she is also Director of Internal Procurement of Refreshments (in charge of the biscuit fund)!

Jo Hempenstall

Jo Hempenstall

Customer Account Manager

Jo joined Paradise as Customer Account Manager in April 2014. Her key responsibilities are coordinating smooth and on-time project delivery, and maintaining regular contact with Paradise customers.

She gained extensive Account Management experience working in software and insurance broking businesses, and also has experience as a software trainer. She has worked in both corporate financial services organisations and for smaller businesses.

During her time working in the insurance sector, Jo qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Ben Luckman

Ben Luckman

Director | Infrastructure Services

Ben looks after the support and infrastructure side of Paradise. He joined Paradise over 3 years ago from the defence industry, making the change from Enterprise to SMB, and has enjoyed the change immensely.

Whilst at Paradise he has passed his exams and achieved his MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) in Windows Server 2008 as well as the Prince2 Practitioner qualification in project management.

In his ‘spare’ time Ben likes to keep very busy; he is a 4th degree Black-belt in Taekwondo as well as being an avid photographer, shooting weddings in particular.

Alpesh Mistry

Alpesh Mistry

Helpdesk Support Analyst

Alpesh joined Paradise in April 2016 as Helpdesk Support Analyst. Alpesh has been working in IT support for over 14 years.

When not at work Alpesh keeps busy looking after his 2 daughters and watching movies, playing video games and collecting retro video games consoles/games

Nigel Goodey

Nigel Goodey

Support Engineer

Nigel joined Paradise in February 2013, transferring from a role as Networks Administrator for a Fortune 200 company.

As an ex-Royal Navy Artificer, Nigel specialises in weapons systems, PCs and even has a soft spot for Macs, along with their connected peripherals.

Christopher Thomas

Support Engineer

Christopher joined Paradise in the summer of 2017 having worked over 9 years in the IT industry, much of which was supporting Asia.

When not working Christopher enjoys watching films, playing video games and reading.

Dominic Saunders

Helpdesk Support Analyst

Dominic joined Paradise in August 2017 as Helpdesk Support Analyst. He has been working in IT support for more than 9 years, in both education and business environments.

When not working Dominic enjoys playing and watching football, keeping fit and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

Anthony Lester

Anthony Lester

MCITP Database Administrator
Director | Software Services

Anthony is the Sage Team Leader and has been with the Paradise since 2004. He has over 18 years of Sage support & development experience, from Line 100 DOS through to the current Sage 200 version.

As well as team organisation, he is involved with day-to-day software support, installations, upgrades and development.

Whilst not at work, Anthony is busy with his family - which includes an avid little Lego builder!

 

Alex Hamp

Alex Hamp

Sage Specialist and Sales

Alex joined Paradise in August 2014 as a Sage Product Specialist and has his sights set on a career in Project Management. Alex came from a small Engineering company who spent the previous 12 months upgrading all their IT hardware, Windows software and Sage accounts software. Combined with previous experience in customer service, Alex has a great insight into how it feels to be a customer in this industry and how important it is to provide top quality support.

Outside of work Alex challenges himself with physical endurance events, having completed the Alpine Megavalanche bike race in 2012, The Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge lined up for 2014 and perhaps the Tough Mudder challenge in 2015.

Kevin Ritchie

Kevin Ritchie

MCAD .NET, MCSD .NET, MCPD Web Developer, MCITP Database Developer
Senior Sage Developer

Kev has been working with Paradise since 2006.

He is a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Database Developer and Web Developer with over 18 years’ experience in software development and works primarily in C#, building bespoke solutions for the Sage accounting package.

Outside of Paradise, Kev is a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training) Branch and is a Sector Commander for South & East Midlands Wing ATC, responsible for providing support and guidance to 6 Squadron Commanders across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.  He was previously Commanding Officer at 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, one of the largest Squadrons in the Air Training Corps.

Carl Clayton

Carl Clayton

Product Development Manager

Carl joined Paradise in 2012, having previously worked within the manufacturing and supply industries. Working for over 15 years for British United Shoe Machinery (BUSM), the world’s largest provider of materials and machinery to the footwear industry. Roles involved managing the development of commercial software products, back office integration and e-commerce solution. With extensive experience in operational and commercial processes Carl brings direct experience of implementation and process flow.

Carl has worked throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas from the tender age of 19. This gives Carl a unique perspective of problem solving across industries, cultures and countries. He is definitely the seasoned traveller of the team.

In Paradise, Carl is responsible for development of the Sage management information system ‘Mainstream’. Developed using Microsoft SQL, SSRS and SSAS technologies, Carl is putting his end user implementation experience to good use.

Outside of Paradise, Carl is a busy father of three and an avid PC gamer!

Dave Higgins

Developer

Karen Love

Karen Love

Operations Director

Karen has been part of the team since September 2014 and keeps Paradise's finances in excellent order. With over 17 years accounting experience, her organised approach and fine attention to detail, Karen ensures customers and suppliers alike receive a prompt and efficient service when dealing with Paradise. Karen also manages our Training Services department.

Kerry Vollmer

Kerry Vollmer

Business Development

Having joined Paradise in 2016, Kerry has been a valuable asset to the team. Focusing on developing new relationships, Kerry is instrumental in matching our clients needs to the various products and services that we offer to support client business growth.