People


Gordon MacLean

Director

Gordon’s IT career began in the early 80’s as a programmer in the textiles industry. He has since worked for a number of Corporate IT Resellers, completed HP’s senior management training at Insead and held responsibility for a £40M budget. He enjoys building teams, believing that a working environment should be productive yet fun. He lives in Marsden, is married with two children and his hobbies include Clay Pigeon Shooting, Fly Fishing and the outdoors.

Martin Jones

Director

Martin has more than 30 years experience in the IT arena, with a range of technical skills from electronic design to software engineering, spanning roles from Developer to Technical Consultant and Product Manager. His early training at Ferranti unearthed an interest in digital telephony that would eventually lead to specialist knowledge in T1 and E1 telephony protocols and see him working for leading edge companies both here in the UK and overseas in Europe and the USA. Martin formed Probado with Gordon, the aim being to bring large company technology and know-how to small and medium business, without forgetting that the people on both sides are what hold a contract in place.
Martin now lives in Marsden, West Yorkshire, with his wife, three children, two cats, two guinea pigs and three fish.

Nick Caygill

Support Engineer

Nick, lives in Huddersfield is married to Kylie and dotes on first born Charlie. He obtained a BTEC in Computer Networks, and a Diploma in Applied Computing from Manchester Metropolitan and is proud of his time working with Oxfam, leading a team of 40+ volunteers in successful retail store. In his spare time Nick enjoys time with his family, playing Squash, taking part in Pool tournaments, the odd glass of Bourbon and loves talking about himself in the 3rd person in websites.

Jonathan Marshall

Support Engineer

Jonathan has had a long involvement with IT and has independently hosted websites, games and voice communications servers for a number of years. He’s been employed at the University of Huddersfield, worked independently as an IT Technician and a Community Support Representative for the AOL community (winning an MVP award for dedication and commitment). Jonathan has extensive knowledge in Data Recovery, Digital Security and Forensics which have played key roles in disaster recovery and investigations for clients. Away from the field of IT, Jonathan is a keen swimmer, formally trained as a lifeguard and spends countless hours with his Border Terrier and closest companion, Cookie.

Anne

Administration

Anne has always worked in an office environment covering all aspects of admin and reception duties. Fifteen years ago she furthered her career and progressed into finance. She is married with two children and two grandchildren. Music is a big part of her life, she is a member of a local singing and ukulele group and also loves walking and cycling.

Melissa Curran

Accounts

Melissa is responsible for our accounting function and has over 20 years experience in this field handling the bookkeeping, wages, credit control etc. She loves making accounts make sense and its good to see the business you work for growing from strength to strength. She is married with 2 children and loves holidays, gardening and creative crafts.

Steve Wade

Design and Marketing

Steve has worked as a designer for over 20 years providing branding solutions for SME's, charities and public sector organisations. This work involves design and marketing for print, display and the web.

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