Meet our Team

Get to know the faces behind Apex Computing

Leadership Team


Daniel Shone

Managing Director

Daniel is the company founder. He started Apex Computing in 2003 and manages the day-to-day running of the business.


Chris Gorman


Chris is a co-owner of the business and in his current role, Chris leads on strategic direction alongside overseeing operational and business activities.

Senior Leadership Team


Laura Yates

Service Desk Manager

Laura joined the company in 2014 and manages our team of engineers. Laura monitors and progresses all active jobs and is the key point of contact regarding Service Desk Support for all our customers.


Jennifer Eden

Accounts & HR Manager

Jennifer has been with Apex Computing since 2003. She is the company secretary and manages HR and Office Management.


Ashley Proctor

Technical Operations Manager

Ashley started his IT career in the Education Sector back in 2005. After joining Apex Computing in 2014 and successfully managing customer projects for a number of years, Ashley is now head of the projects team. Ashley is responsible for ensuring projects run efficiently and managing our team of Project Engineers.


John Blackburn

Marketing and Communications Manager

With nearly 12 years of marketing and communications experience, John has worked across a range of industries and sectors. John is responsible for leading on all marcomms and events management.

Customer Relationships


Kate Bereti

Customer Relationship Manager

Kate joined Apex Computing in 2018 where she developed great relationships with our customers and an excellent technical understanding of our product sets and customer requirements. Kate helps our customers get the most from our services.

Business Operations Team


Charlotte Martin

Accounts & Licensing Manager

Charlotte joined the Apex Computing team in 2017. She has progressed to be our Licensing Specialist and helps customers with complex licensing requirements. She also handles account administration and customer contracts.


Hayley Stokes

Office Manager

Hayley joined Apex Computing in 2020 and is responsible for logging support requests to the Service Desk and communicating with the customers when faults are raised.


Simon Mills

Service Desk Coordinator

Simon works closely with our Service Desk Manager.  Simon comes from a long background of customer service and administration. 

Technical Team


Joshua Oates

Technical Lead

Joshua is a senior desktop and server technician. He has been with Apex Computing since 2011, having gained numerous Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Specialist.


Nathaniel Gill

Head of IT Security

Nathaniel has been in IT since 2012 working in an array of capacities including working for the government, a hosting company, the police and in commerce. He previously implemented IT solutions in the Falkland Islands before joining Apex Computing in 2016.


Daryl Kelly

Education Manager

Daryl has over 15 years experience in IT for Education. He left his previous role as an IT Manager for a sixth form college to head up our IT for Education department.


David Russ

Projects Engineer

David joined Apex Computing in 2018. He graduated with a BSc in Business Computing with IT and has experience working in the IT environment having previously worked for the NHS in both an IT Support role and as an EPR Analyst developing the electronic patient care record for Salford Royal Hospital.


Scott White

IT Engineer

Scott manages our Network Reporting Software. He responds to notifications from our monitoring tools to ensure that customers computers and networks are working to their optimal ability. Scott joined Apex Computing in 2017, he started his IT career back in 1991. He is also a Microsoft Certified Engineer.


Ben Brierley

Project Manager

Ben has joined Apex Computing in 2021. He started his career working for a social housing provider before moving into projects in IT. Ben also worked as a management consultant focusing on organisational improvement before he returned to IT full time bringing those skills into various roles as a service engineer, project engineer and project manager.


Tom Carr

Senior IT Engineer

Tom joined Apex Computing in 2021 with 13 years experience in the IT industry having previously worked in Education and the Managed Support services sector. He has experience with server administration and network management across a wide variety of industries.


Joanne Hughes

IT Engineer

Joanne started working in IT in 2004. Since then she has gained a lot of knowledge on setting up servers, managing networks and desktop support and is Microsoft Azure certified.


Stephen Hague

Senior IT Engineer

Stephen joined Apex Computing in 2020 with 7 years experience in the IT industry. He has a wealth of experience dealing with network infrastructures and issues over a large array of companies all with different wants and needs.


Craig Anthony

IT Engineer

Craig has been in IT since 2011 he served his previous role as an infrastructure engineer. He has achieved various IT qualifications including his Microsoft MCP status and Comptia A+ 1 + 2.


Faizan Saqib

IT Engineer

Faizan joined Apex Computing in 2021. Faizan achieved his Computer Networking degree at Salford University, and has over 4 years experience in the IT industry. He is ITIL 4 Foundation qualified.


Thomas Williams

IT Engineer

Thomas joined as an apprentice engineer in 2014 and became part of the engineering team in December 2015. Since joining Apex Computing, he has since gained his qualifications in MTA Networking and MAT Security.


Philip Halliwell

IT Engineer

Philip joined Apex Computing in 2017, his IT career started back in 1987, having been in numerous industries: Education, Retail, Local Government, Nuclear, Manufacturing and Oil. His experience in the private and public sector brings a wealth of skills to the Apex Computing team.


Luke Collins

IT Engineer

Luke joined Apex Computing in 2020. Luke is a Microsoft Windows Certified Engineer and provides support to our customers on the Service Desk and offsite repairs. 


Matthew Buckley

IT Engineer

Matthew joined Apex in 2022. He has gained numerous qualifications during his time working in IT including MTA's in both Networking & Cloud. He has been passionate about computers and electronics since he was just 6 and is keen to keep learning. Matthew has a long history of work in Customer Services based roles which means he really enjoys building a good rapport with the clients he liaises with.


Daniel Kilroy

IT Engineer

Daniel joined Apex Computing in 2022 with 8 years’ experience working in IT. Daniel first started his journey in IT with an apprenticeship and has since supported various companies and has knowledge and experience to provide any assistance that may be needed. 



Shaed Hussain

IT Engineer

Shaed began working in IT in 2014.
He then carried on studying and graduated in Computing in Business (Bsc). With a wealth of technical expertise, he provides technical support across various core systems.

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