Welcome to our team
Andy Cripps, Managing Director
Solutions Support Team
Roger Farmer, Senior Solution Support Consultant
Roger leads our support team, and his ability to be calm under pressure especially at year ends is gratefully received by our clients. Roger joined the team with a 20 year background in IT, including a building society and a content management company, focusing in process analysis and design, gaining qualifications in various software, as well as being Microsoft Certified in Excel. When not in work, Roger's time is mostly spent providing a taxi service to his son who plays for the local ice hockey team, shuttling him around the south of England
Mark Sylvester, Technical Support Consultant
Mark joined us in September 2016 and has worked in IT since receiving his degree in Computing Science in 1998. Mark has worked in various role over nine years for an automotive software company and was IT Manager at laundry company for seven and a half years.
He has a wide range of skills, including Microsoft products, Unix, hardware maintenance and backup methodology.
Mark's interests are reading, Film & TV, American Football and Ju-Jitsu. He lives in Swindon with his wife Kim and daughter Evie.
Ray Campbell, Solution Support and Finance Consultant
After spending 22 years in the Army, where he finished his time as a Regimental Accountant, Ray added to his wealth of knowledge as the Finance co-ordinator for a multi-million pound International Christian charity based in Wiltshire. On redundancy, he joined Rialtas as a Financial Consultant involved in training on our finance systems Alpha and Omega. Ray returned briefly to the Charity Sector in 2016 but we are glad to welcome him back to Rialtas as a Finance Support Consultant. Ray assists many councils with through our Year End Service, enjoys training new clients and help the Rialtas Team with finance support queries.
Finance and Administration Consultants
Maria Crocker - Administration and Support Consultant
Maria joined Rialtas in 2017, having previously worked for large Parish Council as Head Receptionist in their busy Leisure Centre for 13 years. Maria was looking for a new challenge and was delighted to join the Rialtas team. Maria has enjoyed learning the Rialtas Administration solutions, working alongside her patient and friendly colleagues in the Rialtas support team. She enjoys visiting our clients to configure and train on the Bookings, Allotments and Cemeteries solutions. Maria is looking forward to meeting more of customers in the near future. When not on client sites, Maria assists with Support on the Administration solutions.
Steve Durrands - Finance Consultant
Steve joined the Rialtas in 2012. He is a Senior Financial Manager with a successful track record in contributing significantly to all aspects of business. His experience incorporates all areas of accountancy using a wide range of IT platforms within a large variety of businesses. He has been employed within the Accountancy profession for over 30 years and besides his experience he possess a part qualification in CIMA. In addition he possess an abundance of patience and a good sense of humour.
Cherie Carruthers - Finance Consultant
Cherie qualified in 2002 and started her Public Sector career in 2008 as RFO at a large Parish Council in Oxfordshire. She joined Rialtas as a consultant in 2017, giving training on both the Facilities and Accounting solutions, she also carries out Year End's. She is a Clerk and RFO to a few small parishes and splits her time between Public & Private sector finance.
Karen Singleton - Finance and Administration Consultant
Karen has 8 years’ experience in Town Council Finance. She spent 16 years at a Large Town Council, latterly as RFO, before branching out on her own as a Consultant. Karen has worked regularly on Omega, Bookings, Sigma and Allotments during this time. She is a fully qualified ACCA accountant and has been providing consultancy for Rialtas since 2017 doing training and Year End Close Downs.
Solutions Development and Testing Team
Ben Malings, Developer
Ben has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wales, Swansea. Ben has been with the company since 2008 and works remotely. He has worked behind the scenes updating, enhancing and improving our software packages and is available at short notice to answer programming questions and queries that may arise direct from our offices.