We are a Barnsley-based company in the heart of the UK, specialising in designing intuitive and user-friendly software solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our team of talented professionals are passionate about making your daily operations a breeze, allowing you to focus on what matters most: growing your business. From streamlining processes to increasing productivity, our cutting-edge cloud-based automation tools will bring a touch of magic to your workday.
A Legacy Founded on Innovation, Automation and Collaboration…
Phil Atkinson begins his journey in engineering programming.
Phil starts working with Internet technologies, recognising their potential for businesses.
Meanwhile, in Huddersfield UK, Daryl Greensill earns his degree in Computer Science.
Daryl’s leads a career developing internet-based software, at his chosen company. Here he meets Phil, and they enjoy a successful working partnership, tackling lots of large-scale internet application projects for blue-chip companies.
Daryl has gained valuable experience in internet software development and becomes a Senior Developer after eight years.
Phil delves into mainstream computer programming and technical consultancy.
Phil & Daryl establish Target Information Systems Limited, Phil as Managing Director and Daryl as Technical Director.
Coca Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) contacts Target for a new project to gain control of contracts at Wakefield Operations. They build and implement the Accord contract management system. CCEP Wakefield successfully plan, save and add value using Accord’s automation, alerts and business intelligence tools.
Seven years later, CCEP Wakefield and Target launch digital tools for contractor compliance and safety. One rainy day in Yorkshire, January 17th: Phil and Daryl unveil Verature Contractor Management System supported by a kickass new mission: ensuring contractors arrive safe, work safe and stay safe.
Developed through work with clients such as Wellcome Trust and UCL, Target launches its shift activity and communication tool: Shift Handover
Phil and Daryl’s vision and expertise in technology drives innovation and ensures Target remains at the forefront of cloud-based technology solutions. They continue to grow their small team in Daryl’s hometown of Barnsley. Phil leading the commercial, while Daryl guides our technical teams, delivering cutting-edge solutions and best-in-class customer service to our amazing clients.
Clarity, Credibility, Consistency, Community, and a Competitive Approach.
We prioritise clarity by being transparent about our prices, identity and capabilities.
Our credibility is demonstrated through our impressive client base and successful projects with renowned brands.
Consistency is important to us, ensuring that our words, deliveries and available information are always aligned.
As a community, we value family and consider our clients an integral part of it.
Lastly, we are committed to a competitive approach, always aiming to deliver the best results in the most cost-effective ways for our clients.
Charity, Sustainability, Community and Growth
We annually donate to local charities and food banks, encourage team members to fundraise and grant an extra day of leave for staff’s charitable endeavours.
Sustainability is a priority, with 100% renewable-powered software and eco-friendly products. Our staff benefit from EV car salary sacrifice schemes, aligning with our 0% carbon emissions goal by 2025.
Growth: is paramount. We foster professional development, assisting our team in obtaining certifications, MBA’s and degrees.
Community engagement is central to us from our Barnsley, South Yorkshire base. We offer opportunities to local students and youth, aiding their tech careers, with 50% of our Developers starting as apprentices.
We are proud of our small but highly talented team, and truly value the well-being of our employees. Our inclusive family-first culture ensures that every member of our team feels supported and cared for, allowing them to thrive both personally and professionally.
We also believe in having a working environment that is welcoming for our team, creating a space that we look forward to working in and ensuring productivity.
Introducing the Team Behind the Magic at Target
Superhero: driving force for the company by day, inspirational ‘work dad’ by night. Rooted in family & Church life, Phil brings a unique perspective to problem-solving. Clients appreciate his personalised approach, while colleagues admire his ability to foster a collaborative work environment.
Daryl brings dry humour, logical thinking & vast experience to the team. He excels in problem-solving, by identifying root causes & surpassing user expectations. Daryl’s proudest achievement is the success of our Barnsley team, delivering outstanding support to amazing clients.
Rob has made invaluable contributions to the team over the past decade, excelling in high-profile, technically challenging projects, & providing dedicated guidance and mentoring to junior team members. He draws inspiration from his grandfather’s wisdom: ‘Life is a mountain to climb, not a beach to walk on’.
Sales and Marketing Director
April, inspired by Elon Musk, brings a trailblazing mindset to her work at Target. As a dedicated grafter, she excels in working with clients who are eager for innovative solutions. With her commitment to authentic living & personal growth, April’s perspective is both unique & invaluable to the team.
Kerry has been an integral part of the Target family since 2010. A dedicated mum of triplets, Kerry embodies resilience, adaptability & excellent multitasking skills. With her extensive experience & expertise in financial management, Kerry ensures the company stays on track.
Client whisperer, James, brings his down to earth Yorkshire humour & work ethic (not unlike Jane Mcdonald, he would say!) with years of industry knowledge to the table. His experience in software consultancy & proactive nature makes him a trusted partner in delivering exceptional service & building lasting client relationships.
With many strings to her bow, Paula is a solution-oriented & skilled ISO Auditer & a Mental Health First Aider. Her nurturing spirit, exceptional problem-solving skills & ability to create a harmonious work atmosphere make her an indispensable part of the Target family.
Senior Software Developer
Josh has been a member of the Target team since 2016, bringing a unique perspective to problem-solving. Inspired by his love for kickboxing, he approaches challenges with discipline & precision. His ability to see the bigger picture & explore multiple solutions make him an asset to the team.
Will has extensive experience here at Target. He has a deep-rooted love for game development & puzzle-solving, particularly with the Rubik’s cube, which has strongly influenced his career in software development & makes him a valuable asset in our team.
Harrison enjoyed solving puzzles & exploring technology in his youth, leading to a unique skill set that enables him to think outside the box. With a patient & adaptable nature, Harrison offers valuable insights in complex problem-solving & creates innovative solutions for clients.
Our experience spans a wide range of industries, allowing us to understand the unique challenges and needs of different businesses. Whether you’re a startup looking to streamline operations or a well-established company seeking to optimise workflows, you can trust that Target will treat you like one of our own.
Our clients think we’re awesome too…
“We have been working with Target since 2010 and they provide a business information management system to our site. I can confirm that their response times to support requests for upgrade or issues is better than excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Target to you; they are more like work colleagues than contractors.”
“We’ve found the Target company very easy to work with, the coding is excellent and the system itself is self-explanatory; it is working exactly how we envisaged for this first phase, and we can’t wait to roll it out around the Estate.”
“Target’s expertise was the deciding factor; as we wanted a system that was flexible and adaptable to meet our needs if processes were to change. Target have proven to be specialists in their field. Providing expert services to ensure we get the functionality we need from our new system. No job is too big or too small for them, the support services are always fast, friendly and helpful.”
We currently don’t have any open opportunities to join the team, but we are always looking for passionate, customer focused, and talented individuals to join as we grow. If you think you are a perfect fit for us, email your CV and covering letter to: email@example.com
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Target Information Systems are pleased to announce that the company has made the Yorkshire and Humberside Tech 50 ranking for 2020! Following a […]
We are very proud to announce that we are ISO 27001 certified! The security of our client’s data is a top priority […]
Since opening its doors in 2010, Target has experienced tremendous growth and success, receiving numerous awards and accreditations, and recognition of innovation […]