We're a team of different personalities and different skills but all united with a passion for doing the best we can for our clients. We aim to always go the extra mile and always produce the best software any business can use.

Shaun Merifield

Technical Director. I keep intelligent and willfull people all pulling in the same direction. I also make the tea.

Tell Us a Quirky Fact?
I'm currently renovating a VW campervan. Not a cool one though, it's a proper 80's builders van.
Geekiest thing ever done?
Where to begin? I was programming a Sinclair Spectrum when I was at Infants' school. I once owned a binary watch. I collect old computers. I have kissed a girl - honest.
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee, almost intraveniously. I usually have 5 or 6 cup's a day.
What type of biscuit are you and why?
I'd be a Jaffa Cake as it forges its own path as a cake / biscuit hybrid.
Colleagues describe you in 3 word's as:
Suave, debonair & vivacious
What 3 thing's do you love?

 My little girl

 My wife

 My Van

What 3 thing's annoy you?

 My Van

 My wife

 My little girl

Paul Drake

Operations Director – I do lot's of thing's, predominantly sales, systems analysis, strategy, operations… should maybe change the title to director!

Tell Us a Quirky Fact?
I have a great fear of flying but punish myself at least twice a year by going long haul!
Geekiest thing ever done?
I once got turned away from a Star Wars convention dressed as Princess Leia. Actually, that's a massive fib. I don’t do geeky thing's but I do have an Xbox if that counts!
Tea or Coffee?
Tea that looks like tea, but not builder’s tea! Coffee must be strong but not too strong.
What type of biscuit are you and why?
A custard cream. You can dunk them loads and they hang on for dear life!
Colleagues describe you in 3 word's as:
They probably wouldn’t use any of these but to keep it clean… Reliable, tidy & honest.
What 3 thing's do you love?

 Good timekeeping

 Good manners

 Attention to detail

What 3 thing's annoy you?

 Late people!

 Sloppiness

 Bad manners

Matty Hynes

Business Development Manager - I'm in charge of increasing the awareness of Sapere and the fantastic work we do!

Tell Us a Quirky Fact?
I’ve represented Team GB at European and World Championships.
Geekiest thing ever done?
Seeing Will Young in concert with my Mam! (recently)
What type of biscuit are you and why?
Malted milk. Like me they're white and weak...
Colleagues describe you in 3 word's as:
Very, very, annoying.
What 3 thing's do you love?

 My son

 Sport

 Middlesbrough

What 3 thing's annoy you?

 Being beaten at anything

 Not being good at something

 Unkind People

David Lee

Lead Applications Developer - I deal with clients, code stuff and generally keep the plates spinning

Tell Us a Quirky Fact?
I'm half Irish / half English.
Geekiest thing ever done?
Generated somewhat cheesy graphics while I was going through a phase of tinkering with producing wedding / holiday videos
Tea or Coffee?
Neither. I drink gallons of Pepsi though.
What type of biscuit are you and why?
Wagon Wheel.
Colleagues describe you in 3 word's as:
Thorough, sensitive & cantankerous
What 3 thing's do you love?

 Lists

 My wife & family

 Good code

What 3 thing's annoy you?

 Internet Explorer

 Software updates

 Bad code

Richard Spence

Applications Developer - IO, IO its off to code I go...

Tell Us a Quirky Fact?
I passed my driving test four days before starting a job that required me to commute daily!
Geekiest thing ever done?
Built a PC from scratch for PC Gaming
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee, milk and two sugars
What type of biscuit are you and why?
Oreo, because its what’s on the inside that counts!
Colleagues describe you in 3 word's as:
Happy, humorous & honest
What 3 thing's do you love?

 Good Food

 Cars

 My Girlfriend

What 3 thing's annoy you?

 Drivers who haven’t yet discovered the indicator

 My sister

 The price of fredos

Dean Duff

Applications Developer - Developer of world class software

Tell Us a Quirky Fact?
I'm not bald, it all grows on the inside of my skull and keeps my brains toasty.
Geekiest thing ever done?
Loads of stuff. Not telling!
Tea or Coffee?
Tea.
What type of biscuit are you and why?
Rich tea. Nothing on top
Colleagues describe you in 3 word's as:
Amiable, polite & sexy.
What 3 thing's do you love?

 My family

 Cars

 Coding

What 3 thing's annoy you?

 Difficult problems

 My colleagues

 Bad code

Experienced & Qualified Staff

Sapere staff hold Microsoft Certified Professional Developer and Zend Certified developer certifications. This means your software development is completed by developers with industry standard and industry validated skills.

Software development is a complicated, ever changing field. As such you need the correct people as the wrong advice, or the wrong implementation of a solution can cost a business in both of time, involvement and most importantly money. To ensure your development is a success speak to Sapere.

Quality, Quality, Quality

At the core of what we do is a commitment to our clients that we continually deliver the best possible solution at the best possible price each time and every time.

We as a business see each new and existing customer as a potential partner for many years to come. As such, we take an active role in recommending and promoting new ways of utilising technology to improve their business. We operate as an external IT department with a stake in their continued success, because if our clients succeed we do as well.

Client involvement

We iteratively review all developments to keep on track, on budget and on time. This client involvement in the process ensures you get what you need, not what we think you need.

Our iterative development cycle means that applications are built to meet and overcome business problems in the most effective way possible.

We use in-depth testing and stress test all our applications to ensure you and your clients get the best service at all times. In the unlikely event of any problem we provide support and where necessary SLA's for our clients ensuring piece of mind and confidence in their ability to deliver their business effectively.

Sapere produce people-oriented software that innovates organisations and saves time and money.

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