Our team of 120+ people mixes together all of the ingredients we believe are required for a successful software development company.¬†We have highly talented, energetic software developers, architects and testers, all recruited through a rigorous process. Analytical minds that can understand the nuances of our customer’s businesses, the methodical project managers and designers, driven management with a focus for quality and delivery, and the innovators that transform the way we look at things.

Board of Directors

Nick Thompson


Nick joined DCSL Software in 1997 as a Software Developer, gradually working his way up the company until his appointment as Managing Director in 2013.

Nick is responsible for company strategy, heading up the sales team and overseeing the Board of Directors. He is also actively engaged with various start-ups, advising and investing. In his limited spare time, Nick enthusiastically plays classical piano.

Alexis Shirtliff

Technical Director

Alexis started out his software career in the mid 90s, developing commercial web sites and applications.

Since gaining an MEng (Hons) Software Engineering degree from Sheffield University, he has worked across a number of industries designing and delivering web, mobile and desktop based software systems.

Alexis is a strong advocate of continually improving development practices and knowledge. In his spare time, Alexis is a keen cook, and marathon runner.

Andrew Ellingford

Director of Solutions Architecture

Andrew has always had a strong interest in computers but it was a Computing science BSc (Hons) degree that really set him up to being a professional web developer, an accomplished solutions architect and SQL expert.

As Director of Solutions Architecture, Andrew is responsible for driving consistent and high quality solutions architecture processes through the organisation, as well as overseeing the successful delivery of projects to high profile clients.

Adam Bell

HR Director

Adam brings with him over 15 years of experience from Senior HR roles in multiple industries.

He has held Global positions for large Corporate Organisations and has had responsibility for teams across the world, looking after anything from Sales and R&D, to back office and warehouse operations.

What keeps driving Adam in his career is a passion to make continuous improvements, allowing the people to develop and the Company to grow with them.

Andrew Graham


Previously the Chief Operating Officer of Blippar (an augmented reality platform), Andrew has a wealth of experience in both the business and technology fields.  Andrew has held senior roles within a number of financial businesses including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO. With over 30 years of involvement in the financial services, Andrew brings his strong experience of liaising with investors and knowledge of organic economic growth.