Rabbitsoft’s Development Advisory Board is a select group made up of industry professionals and visionaries who share a common goal of delivering business improvements through effective introduction and use of IT, and have strong opinions on the subject. Its aim is to ensure that new product development is always geared to the needs of the customer and addresses wider business drivers which may have future impact.
IT Director, Taylor Vinters, UK
Steve Sumner is IT Director at Taylor Vinters, a leading regional law firm based in Cambridge. Steve joined Taylor Vinters in 1995 and has guided the firm in the use of IT as a business enabler through that time. Steve was short-listed for the Regional IT Director award in the 2008 Legal Technology Awards. Steve is known for providing innovative solutions and has written several articles for the Legal Technology Journal on the use of IT in Taylor Vinters, additionally Steve has spoken at a number of events.
CEO, Beoley Mill Software, UK
STUART RIMMER born in Lancashire in 1957, joined the Royal Air Force at 17. He had a very agreeable 12 years service visiting many parts of the world and gaining significant leadership skills. His main duties were with 22 Squadron Air Sea Rescue from Royal Air Force base Chivenor.
In civilian life, he joined Devon General Bus Company as Computer Manager, taking the company from a nationalised industry into the private sector 2 years later. Seeking greater challenges, Stuart moved to London and joined Kerridge Computer Company as one of the Accounting and Implementation Consultants. He was then head-hunted to Business Technology Consultants, a position he held for over 6 years, installing and trouble shooting the JD Edwards system in many blue chip companies.
Being a somewhat maverick entrepreneur, he decided to move to central England and set-up his own JD Edwards consulting practice from the dining room of the then family home, Beoley Mill. Over the next 15 years Beoley Mill Software has steadily grown into the largest JD Edwards practice in the U.K., attracting many new customers from Europe and America, with the intention of being the largest in Europe by 2014. Stuart still has a passion for flying and competes in many helicopter competitions around Europe. As for Beoley Mill Software Ltd, the company keeps going from strength to strength.