Founded in 1988, APT Solutions is a specialist supplier of software and services to the Not for Profit Sector. Privately owned by the Directors, we are proud of our independence and ability to focus on providing a high quality of service to our customers over the long term.
APT’s customers are the leading Trade Unions, Institutions, Associations, Societies, Charities, Healthplan Providers and Public Bodies. From our offices in Telford, UK and Sydney Australia, we write and support their core membership/CRM and CMS software systems and provide a range of professional administration and support services including data entry, printing, mailing, questionnaire processing, document imaging and membership card printing.
Debt free and profitable since our first year, APT pride ourselves on being large enough to cope but small enough to care. We have invested significantly in building our infrastructure to allow us to provide the highest level of service. This includes fibre optic internet connectivity, rack mounted servers hosted in a 24/7 support environment, high speed printers and copiers, mailing machines and membership card printers.
Stuart Shepherd and George Land are the joint owners and Directors of APT and authors of the Stratum software. On a day to day level they have differing responsibilities as outlined below:
Stuart Shepherd and George Land
APT’s Chairman and Business Development Director, George is responsible for all areas of pre sales activity including R&D, Sales and Marketing. The integrity and quality of the Stratum and Spectrum product sets are established here. The Business Development department has two main focuses:
(i) ensuring our products excel and are promoted effectively and innovatively within the marketplace.
(ii) procurement of new business, communication of new sales opportunities to current customers whilst working in partnership to establish and develop solid long term relationships.
Once requirements and objectives have been established it is the responsibility of the departments within the delivery team to ensure that the products are delivered as required on time and within budget. This falls within the area of responsibility of Stuart Shepherd.
Stuart is the Managing Director of APT and is focused on the delivery of the Stratum and Spectrum product sets.
Within this area of the business sits Customer Relations, Development and Support who are collectively termed the 'delivery team'. They work to ensure that the agreed products are in place on time, on budget and are supported. There are strict measurements of performance in place and we are proud of the achievements to date.
Stuart also holds responsibility for day-to-day activities within the company including Finance and Human Resources.
Both Directors have been involved in the software industry and collectively they have amassed almost 50 years experience. They are committed to the continued growth and success of the company.