About PDMS

We have a 25+ year track record of providing software & digital solutions to our customers in local and central government and other sectors including transport and education.

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Our story so far

Our roots date back to 1993 with an office of two in the Isle of Man. Back then, when we had the Walkman instead of iPods and an encyclopaedia instead of Google, PDMS was very much focused on data and databases.

As technology progressed, we began to specialise more in software development, particularly bespoke software developed to meet a customer’s very specific requirements. And with the growth of the Internet, the systems we developed became web based – both systems for businesses and customer facing websites. Fast forward by a quarter of a century and we now have an evolving portfolio of cloud based software solutions, platforms and services.

Our ethos back in 1993 remains the same today, which is to use our knowledge, skills and capabilities to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients and, in turn, their customers and employees.

This ethos has served us well and has seen the company grow to over 75 people across the Isle of Man, Scotland and England. Our team includes expert analysts, talented developers and organised project managers who ensure that projects get delivered on time. Long term relationships are important to us. We listen to our customers’ needs, problems and expectations and show them what’s possible and how best to achieve it.

A few of our achievements

PDMS celebrates it's 25th anniversary
We acquire part of the Maxima Information Group and grow our team by 14.
We secure a place on the first ever GCloud framework
Our NHS Online catalogue wins a national e-government award
Our first international customer - Black & Decker USA
PDMS is set up to provide data consultancy

We work with some amazing clients

Our dedicated SignedUp Skills team

We have a team of talented specialists working on the continuous development of our platform, ensuring SignedUp Skills receives regular updates and the latest features.

Richard Graham

Head of SignedUp

Richard heads up our SignedUp team, which is predominantly focused on helping local economies make their labour markets easier to navigate for their residents. Richard has been leading on this work for a number of years and has built up a considerable understanding of the way labour markets and economies operate and how technology can help them become more effective.

Richard joined the team in 2016 and brought with him valuable experience of working in a leadership role within a leading Scottish start-up.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, helping in his local church and reading anything he can get his hands on. Many people don’t know Richard spent five years in the USA on a golf scholarship and daily fights the urge to dust off the clubs again!

Jane Dellar

UK Regional Projects Manager

Jane is our UK Regional Projects Manager and is responsible primarily for growing and enhancing our SignedUp client base. She also represents PDMS at meetings of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Digital Skills and Skills & Employment.

Joining the team at PDMS in 2018, Jane brings with her a strategic-level understanding of economic development, employment and skills. Before joining PDMS Jane headed up economic development in Bahrain and in Isle of Man Finance at the Treasury. She is also the former Chief Executive of Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce and worked globally for a leading professional qualification learning provider.

Through Jane’s background working across both local and international groups, Jane has worked closely with PDMS for the last 20 years and combines that experience to understand customers’ needs and the strategic outcomes they are seeking with how our technology solutions can support achieving them.

Jane is clearly multi-talented and has spent the last 12 months refurbishing her house with her own fair hands, she is also a Google Search Wizard and can find (pretty much) anything she wants. To relax, Jane enjoys walking her dogs and pottering in the garden.

Nelius de Lange

Solution Architect

Nelius is one of our Solution Architects and is responsible for designing and creating technical solutions for our clients business problems. He also mentors junior developers.

Nelius joined PDMS in 2016 and has mainly worked on our SignedUp Skills platform, which uses technology to aid employability and skills regional skills gaps.

In his spare time, Nelius enjoys playing music and is part of a band. He holds the Developing ASPNET 4.5 MVC Web Applications, Diploma in Information Technology and is a Salesforce Certified Developer.

Hannah Wild

Creative Campaign Executive

Hannah is our Creative Campaign Executive and is responsible for marketing SignedUp Skills. She also works with our clients to help them create a content-rich website and train them on how to use their CMS and design programs.

She joined PDMS in 2015 as a marketing executive and moved to work exclusively on SignedUp skills in 2019. Hannah is very bubbly and uses her skills to understand clients needs and communicate them with the team, she also has a flair for 'what looks good' and helps to shape websites for our SignedUp Skills clients.

In her spare time, Hannah can be found in her garden, crafting or playing with sealife underwater through her love of scuba diving. She has a BA (Hons) from Chester University, a certificate in User Experience and the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing - she is currently working towards her CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing.

Jim Rawson

Design Manager

Jim is our Design Manager and has overall responsibility for leading the in-house design team and ensuring that digital products and services deliver a valuable and accessible experience for users. He also collaborates closely with the marketing team, helping to manage and develop the PDMS brand.

Having joined in 2005 from a design and publishing background, he has worked on hundreds of projects, gaining extensive skills and understanding of the many disciplines required.

Equally at home with graphic design, digital marketing, copywriting, front-end web development and analytics, Jim facilitates collaboration between designers, developers, content creators and analysts, responding to user feedback to continuously improve what we do.

With an Art & Design degree from the University of Plymouth, Jim also has a number of professional certifications and has recently completed a Design Leadership and Innovation course at the Technical University Delft via remote learning.

Outside work Jim is dad to three girls, has three cats and occasionally dabbles in art and music.

Daniel Martin

Insights & User Experience Designer

Dan is our User Insights Analyst and is responsible for helping our clients to get the most out of their website.

He joined PDMS in 2019 and is an expert at interpreting website data and relaying it in an easy to understand format. This information can then be used to improve website performance, traction, and engagement. In addition to this, he's also a skilled UX designer, and is involved in front-end accessibility projects.

In his spare time, Dan can be found on the track in his go-kart and his trophy cabinet would suggest he's quite good at it too. Dan graduated from University College Isle of Man with a 1st in Computer Science BSc (Hons).

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