Meet The Team

Chris Edge

Chris has vast expertise within the IT industry and is the founder of parent company Edge IT Holdings UK Ltd. He is a Computer Science graduate who started the company in 1989. He previously worked in the telecommunications industry for GEC-Plessey and has since successfully helped hundreds of businesses and local government organisations to develop and deploy successful IT solutions and strategies. Chris is a family man with 3 girls and in his spare time enjoys walking.

Craig Shannon

Craig is the IT Helpdesk Manager and support engineer. He works with clients to ensure the smooth running of their systems. He is Coventry born and bred, so he knows his way around the city as well as around IT systems.

Linda Street

Linda is a computer science and mathematics graduate who has been working in software development since 1983. She has previously worked for GEC on real time control systems, and for IBM on office based reporting programs. Since joining Edge in 1991 she has taken over the lead role in redeveloping all the Local Government software, and is the main developer for the majority of software projects.

Andrea Rowley

Andrea joined the team in July 2015 as the Business Development Manager. She comes from a background in finance and customer service, where she worked for a large Building Society for 11 years. Andrea looks after all the administration, customer service and support for EDGE. When she is not working, Andrea looks after her two young boys and enjoys going on days out with them.

Ian Quance

Ian joined the team in April 2016 as a Product Consultant. Ian was previously the Bereavement Services Manager for Exeter City Council where he was first introduced the our Epitaph software and has many years of experience using it. Ian is now on the board of directors for the ICCM and works for EDGE on a part time basis, supporting our clients to use the software.

Roland Potter

Roland has been working for EDGE for many years on a part time basis. He is our Product Consultant for the AdvantEDGE Finance software. Roland is a local council RFO and has also been a clerk, so has first hand experience of what is required from the software and how to support its users.

Noah Dewfield

Noah is an IT support engineer and he joined the EDGE team in 2019. His focus is 1st line support for both IT and product support, and he supports the data centre. Noah’s physical energy is kept topped up by competitive water polo.

Julie Shirley

Julie joined EDGE in 2020 and has 15 years’ experience as a parish clerk with a background in IT; Julie provides first line product support to our local council customers.   In her free time, Julie enjoys walks with her family and two dogs, and studying towards the MA in Public Leadership and Management.

Peter Linsell

Peter joined the team in August 2021 as a Product Consultant. Peter was Bereavement Services Manager at Kirklees Council for ten years before working at Technical Services Manager at the ICCM.  Since 2008 Peter has continued working as a consultant in the cemeteries and crematoria industry through his own business, Peter Linsell Management Consultants. Working with cemeteries and crematoria since 1994, Peter has a wealth of experience in this industry.  Peter works for EDGE on a part time basis, supporting our clients in their use of the Epitaph software.

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