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Management Team

Ian Bendelow – Chief Executive Officer

Ian has 25 years’ experience of IT and enterprise resource planning solutions, over 20 years working with the company's portfolio of solutions, services and clients. His career developed from customer-facing roles in support, training and consultancy to executive positions in sales, international business development and other commercial functions, and now sees his role as leading Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) in its major growth strategy for the future.

James Mitchell – Managing Director, UK and Ireland

James has 25 years’ experience of IT and Software Solutions. His career developed from technical roles in R&D and product management through to customer facing roles in support, project management and consultancy. More recently James been Managing Director of a software business with responsibility for Europe and Latin America. James has a BSc (Hons) in Business and Computer Science, an Executive MBA from Cranfield University Business School and he is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. James sees his role in KCS as guiding the growth opportunity and ensuring continued business stability.

Des Nangle – Managing Director, South Africa

Des, originally from Ireland, moved to South Africa in 1993, and has been responsible for the management and sales of Kerridge Commercial Systems software and services in South Africa since 1999. With his strong customer-centric approach, he has led the growth of the business to today's position of supporting excess 10,000 users

Fred Loos – Managing Director, Netherlands

As of July 2018, Fred Loos has joined Kerridge Commercial Systems as Managing Director KCS Netherlands. He has 34 years of experience within the software industry, most recently running a significant division within a large software company. With his specialization in SME, accounting and wholesale in the Dutch and Belgian market, Fred will further strengthen our focus and management bandwidth in this important geography.

David Liddle – Chief Product Officer

David has been responsible for Product Management & the Development teams within Kerridge Commercial Systems since 2003. Prior to joining, David held a number of senior IT positions within the Distribution/Merchant industry. His balance of experience between being both a user, and a provider of ERP systems, ensures that the continued investment in product development is focussed towards customer base needs and requirements.

Nigel Bedford – Chief Financial Officer

Nigel is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years’ experience, both in the Big 4 accountancy firms and as a CFO in the software and IT sector. Nigel has worked alongside Ian since the start of Kerridge Commercial Systems Limited which was established in 2011 and has particular experience of working in private equity invested businesses and managing those businesses through high growth periods.

Martin Turbitt – Chief Technical Officer

Martin has been working within Managed Services: Network, Data Centre and Cloud services since 2000. Responsible for Strategy, Design and Operations in a number of UK Service Providers over a 13 year period. His extensive knowledge and experience allows Kerridge Commercial Systems to adopt cloud strategies and partnerships into our portfolio, which means our customers can out-source their ERP solutions in a safe and secure eco system.  

Trevor Loker - Business Integration Director

Trevor’s career has concentrated on both ICT product and pure services in the B2B market, enjoying Director and Consultancy roles at Board level. Following a period of consultancy for Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), Trevor joined the Exec team in 2012. In his time at KCS, he has covered a number of board level roles and is currently responsible for ensuring that our acquisitions integrate smoothly into the Group and provide a strong contribution to our growth.

Andrew Wilkinson – European Sales Director

Andrew joined Kerridge Commercial Systems in January 2016 as European Sales Director. With over 20 years of sales experience working in the distribution, merchandising and manufacturing software industries, Andrew plays a key role for us in further developing relationships with our customers and creating strategies to help the company to continue to grow in the UK and across Europe.

Chris Owen – Chief Support Officer

As of July 2018, Chris Owen has joined Kerridge Commercial Systems as Chief Support Officer. He has 20 plus years of experience within a tier one multinational software company, most recently running the Customer Success - Global Delivery organisation with several hundred associates spread globally supporting over two thousand customers. Already living locally to our Hungerford office, Chris has much experience of the latest support techniques including driving ever higher Net Promoter scores, providing great knowledgebase resources, fast times to resolution and other industry best practices. Chris is a Chartered IT Professional registered with the British Computer Society and will be working with the existing personnel to deliver the very best in Customer Support.

Carolyn Adams - Global Director of Human Resources and Learning & Development

Carolyn Adams serves as the Global Director of Human Resources and Learning & Development at Kerridge Commercial Systems. In this role, Carolyn drives the human capital strategy including recruitment, employee development, integration planning and team engagement. Prior to joining Kerridge Commercial Systems in 2014, she held leadership positions in financial software and non-profit organizations. Carolyn holds a degree in Business Management/Accounting and is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

Kerridge CS ranked in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for the second consecutive year

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We are delighted to announce that Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has been ranked No. 98 in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The league table ranks the top 200 of Britain’s mid-market private companies in order of fastest growing overseas sales.