Exeter-based national tech firm announce new MD

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 9:28pm

Exeter-based national technology firm Software Solved has announced that Lindsay Lucas has been appointed as its new Managing Director. 

The company provides digital business solutions through software, online customer portals and data insight for major brands including the likes of RSA, AXA XL and the National Trust. With its headquarters in Exeter and having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, the company also offers its expertise to brands in the South West.

Lindsay has been with the business for nine years, most recently as Operations Director, working on key projects within the business and for clients including Thrifty, South Hams District Council and Sparkle.

Thomas Coles, Chairman of Software Solved, said: “Lindsay was the natural person to take on the role and we are delighted that she has chosen to accept this new and exciting challenge. Her success in building the first class operation that we have today in Software Solved has been down to her dedication, hard work and unquestionable talent. 

“I firmly believe the Software Solved is now in the most competent hands and I am confident that her expertise will help us continue to move the business forward.”

Since 1998, Software Solved have delivered over 1,000 successful software development projects for some of the UK’s most innovative brands.

Software Solved, a member of the South West Business Council, works with organisations in the South West on data and software solutions including Power BI data visualisation portals and system support and upgrades for the likes of South Hams District Council, the National Trust and Devon County Council.

In her new role, Lindsay will continue to guide the team to ensure the highest standards of work for customers and will work closely with Chairman Thomas Coles and directors to ensure that Software Solved stays at the forefront of innovation and continues to deliver the best software, data and support solutions well into the future. 

Lindsay said: “I am delighted to be taking up the position of Managing Director at Software Solved. We have such a great team, with a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with them to help drive improvements to our business for the benefit of our clients, team and stakeholders.”

Lindsay has worked in a range of roles through her career including PA to three Directors at Eclipse/KCom, Technical Project Manager at KCom, Service Delivery and Hosting Manager at Software Solved and Support Manager at Software Solved, before being promoted to Operations Director. She has always been very passionate, tenacious and driven throughout her career and enjoys working in technical and innovative environments.

Jim Keeley, Project Manager for SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity,said: “Under the capable guidance of Lindsay, the team at Software Solved designed and delivered a bespoke Casework Management System enabling 100 Armed Forces charities along with 5000 volunteers to provide assistance to 30,000 ex-service individuals in need each year. Since 2009, Software Solved have continued to provide on-going software support and hosting. Lindsay is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced, and it is a pleasure to work with her and her team. I am sure Software Solved will benefit from her experience and leadership.”