So what about us, we are a diverse bunch here at Selectec but some things are universal. We all share a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for good customer service. We have big ambitions for our company and are committed to working hard for our partners.
Selectec was founded by two friends with different expertise who had an idea or two about changing the world of book copying. They were soon up and running out of a garden shed and a third bedroom. Since then, the company has grown significantly. 30 years on and we have outgrown four different offices and the shed is just used to store a lawn mower but we’ve held on to the energy, spirit and our core values: be honest, listen to our resellers and always do the right thing. That’s how we want to be known. To achieve this, we have a growing group of talented developers backed up by a team of dedicated sales, support and admin staff promoting both in-house and third party software across the globe.
Sit back, relax and allow us to introduce a few of the people who make up the rock star team.
Paul (or Baggy to his friends) brings a welcome mix of smarts and charm to our channel team. Paul is office based and keeps the ship on a steady heading, he works closely with all our teams making sure nothing falls through the gap in the sofa and gets missed.
Is it a bird? is it a plane? Nope, it is our super Business Development Manager, Lee. Lee loves nothing better than enhancing relationships with our clients to benefit their every need. If he can have his “80’s / 90’s Epic Songs” Spotify playlist on at the same time then everyone wins.
Stephen AKA Big Ted is the heart of the sales team. Addicted to lossless music and making his family use his Oculus Rift, he loves all things techy. Stephen lives in his own Gulliver’s Travels world and is often caught off guard when he bumps into someone else way over 6ft.
Damian landed by accident in the MPS and document management industry more than two decades ago and is still wondering why and how? His search for answers has led him to work for resellers and global manufacturers and travel the world in support of them.
Weekend dance machine and cake enthusiast, Kate keeps an eye on the purse strings here at selectec! She keeps a watchful eye on expenses and invoices and keeps the sales team in line. She can often be found worrying about that unexplained 0.10p on an invoice and spends far too much time thinking about food!
Movie buff, electric car enthusiast and a bigger pizza fan than your average hero in a half-shell. Matt is part of our caring pre-sales and professional services squad. When he is not thinking about his next deep pan, triple cheese, dough based, Italian meal he can be found onsite or in front of a reseller delivering a first class install or training experience.
What can we say about Andy? He is a dedicated professional with a solid all-round IT/Technical background. None of that helps him when has to put up with those of us based in the South of the country asking him about his whippets and black pudding….
Nick is addicted to making his home network faster and doing things right. Nick has over 13 years experience in the industry and uses his knowledge and methodical troubleshooting powers to assist our customers. He is full of technical know-how and is the in-house go-to guy when computer ‘stuff’ involves more than turning it off and on again.
As Captain James Cook before him, Matt is a trailblazer in the APAC region. He carries the torch for us “Down Under”. With many years’ experience in both new business development and account management, Matt is there to build long-term relationships and is all about the ROI!
Under the watchful eye of Mark, our Head of Development, the selectec dev team makes up nearly half of the running total. This shows our commitment to our own applications as well as building bespoke solutions. They love web technology and care deeply about beautiful code, APIs and documentation (even if it does slow the process down).
They are a group of talented individuals who build and maintain a number of apps using a variety of technologies. They also undertake bespoke projects for partners and customers where our technology, or our third party products, are involved. Not only do they love to geek out with all the new technologies but they are really good at their job (honest!). They are not afraid to do things differently and they are driven by an inspiring set of values that we like to think shape our products for the better.
Despite a common misconception of hiding behind multiple computer screens and avoiding daylight, our dev team aspires to have a shared understanding with our clients in order to deliver validated customer experiences and outcomes (but we still do not let them out in the real world much!)
They work long hours fueled by coffee and follow a simple mantra – There are no bugs, just undocumented features!
Founded by Brian and Paul - Greatness Awaited!
Design contract with British Telecom (BT)
Moved to bigger office in Windsor
Archivist copier designed
Relocated to new (larger) offices near Ascot
Built time-capsule for microfilm of The Domesday Book
Outgrew another office & moved to Suttons Business Park
Designed Black & Decker hardware test equipment
Designed Hoover hardware test equipment
BookMaster products introduced into UK market
Profiled on the BBC's ‘Tomorrow's World’
Easi-copy copiers for walk-up users
Chameleon project for library or public access
The company began development of a new software concept, m3i
Developed a Sharp MX Paper Tray Lock
Won Ricoh Innovative Product Of The Year
Started Providing the PaperCut product range in the UK
Select Technology Launches A Dedicated Support Portal
Released a new embedded software platform for Ricoh MFDs, ...
Relocated to Basingstoke and hired Big Ted!
Supported Section 508 with our Accessibility Module
Integrated Elite and more 3rd party systems into PaperCut
Hired new Senior Channel Manager
Extended our Technical teams with Sys Admins
Expanded team adding new Pre-Sales & Account Managers
Brought Presto to the EMEA market
Became UK distributor of Drivve Image
A roundup of our Digital Transformation partner event last week Last week the Selectec team, alongside our Partners at NordicDoc Solutions – hosted a PaperCut…
Written by: Ben