Our friendly team are always on hand to help you when you need us
Dedicated, passionate and friendly can be said for all of the MCS team, but find out who we really are below.
Receptionist / Administrator
Product Test Consultant
Chief Systems Analyst
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Assistant Marketing Manager
Technical Services Consultant
Sales Manager, France
Technical Services Director
Senior Software Developer
Finance & Admin Manager
QA & Release Manager
Technical Support Consultant
Customer Service Consultant
Software Contracts & HR Administrator
Benelux & UK Sales Consultant
French Customer Service Consultant
Telesales Account Manager
Hardware Contracts Administrator
Scandinavian Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Head of Marketing - DACH Region
Guy is quite the explorer with lots of tales from his 6 months travelling in South America where he climbed volcanoes and even worked on an eco-farm! He also loves a game of 5-a-side footy twice a week but sometimes complains about the post-match aches. Age happens to us all!
Eleanor loves the outdoors including walking, cycling and especially skiing. As a student, Eleanor once took a summer job in an ice cream factory! We are SO envious, but she assures us the novelty of having free ice cream soon wore off. We’re not sure we would agree!
Brian, like most men, loves Top Gear! You'll often overhear talk of helicopters, fast cars, jet skis and anything else that's a bit James Bond, so if you want to get him talking, try any of the above or ask about his grandchildren who he's also mad about!
Nick has a real claim to fame, get ready, he pretty much went on holiday with George Bush Snr! We say 'pretty much' because he didn't actually go as his pal, but they were staying in the same hotel! Aside from partying with the stars, Nick enjoys being the joker of the office and spending time with his family.
Anyone who knows Adam, knows he has a real passion for mountain biking, he even went to the Alps for 3 days where he threw himself down mountains purely for the fun! Adam can also do more than just talk the talk, we found out that he once walked the walk for GAP as a catwalk model!
If you know Chris, you'll know he's a big firework fan. We wonder if that means his personal anthem is one from Katy Perry? Aside from creating stunning firework displays for events, Chris also runs Lumatech Systems which writes firing system software to design fire shows all over the world! Who else fancies a trip to a fire show, because we definitely do!
Mike can always be relied on for a great conversation, from working supporting software for the BBC, to driving to Gambia in a £400 car on the Plymouth Banjul Challenge in 2006, he has lots of stories. A fan of the great outdoors, Mike also went backpacking coast to coast through Scotland in 2017.
MCS was Rachel's first proper job, apart from working at a green grocers when she was a teenager, so if you want to chat to a true MCS'er, Rachel is your girl. Outside of the office, Rachel knits and spins her own yarn on a spinning wheel, which we think is pretty cool!
Nicole is another one of the team who has been a keen explorer. She travelled around Europe in an MGB GT with a guy she decided should be her husband (he luckily agreed to the idea!) Outside of the office she has an avid interest in interior design and also makes the occasional valiant attempt to shoot clay pigeons but many still get away!
One of the chirpiest people in the office, Michelle always puts a smile on your face. She can often be heard laughing with someone whilst making a cup of tea and we love it! Michelle is also a big fan of Netflix and cannot wait for the latest House of Cards. We're with you there Michelle!
At 21, Gavin was doing a racing scholarship to become a professional racing driver and of the 1200 people that entered, he got to the final 12 - GO GAVIN! Who else wants a ride in Gavin's car, because we definitely do! His friends describe him as cheeky, we describe him as smashing!
Miri has spent most of her career doing development and project management, but was a member of the youth circus when she was a child which we think sounds like great fun! Miri also once fell into a river with Piranhas but, luckily for us, she made it out in one piece - phew!
Passionate about Asian food, Jelly Babies and the seaside, Tim is just the person we want to spend the weekend with. He once tried out gliding but was put off doing it again…something about thermals…not sure what undergarments had to do with it! Oh, he's just told us it's the rising warm air...of course Tim, rising warm air...sure!
Béatrice is the life and soul of the party, she loves a good boogie! When she's not dancing and entertaining the MCS team, she enjoys eating out, meeting friends and travelling. One time she got stuck in a 4x4 in the sand on a beach in Cameroon and the locals rescued her whilst chanting!
If anyone's life is like a sitcom...it's Megan's. Getting herself in the most unbelievable of situations is her forté, but at least it makes for a good story and we can all laugh about it afterwards!
On Helen's 19th birthday, she was working at the tennis at Wimbledon and was blessed with having Richard Branson sing Happy Birthday to her - amazing! This doesn't really surprise us because we know Helen will talk to anyone and everyone and so wouldn't have turned into the nervous mess that we would have if we saw Richard Branson walking past!
We think Morane is a bit of a thrill-seeker after he went swimming with sharks in Thailand, but despite his fearless diving in the sea, he's still got a phobia of spiders! Morane can also be relied on to wow everyone with his dancing, he's got some utterly cracking moves!
Hugh certainly has some exciting stories to tell. From helping carry a fellow student who had fractured his leg several miles on a school camping trip to being held up in a bank, for which he used to work. Just a week before this, he had accidentally triggered the alarm, which the police responded to, so he’d already had a dress rehearsal!
When not at work, you can find Hugh playing the guitar, jogging or playing board games, just not at any height as that’s his biggest phobia.
When Malin was a teenager, she worked in a military kitchen serving hundreds of male recruits while she dreamed of backpacking in the summer! She later lived her dream and went interrailing, it was amazing apart from when she got robbed in Portugal! Despite getting robbed, Malin still says it was easier than raising her boys!
Mandy has done lots of amazing things, from taking a 10 week sabbatical in Australia swimming with Mantarees, to running her own Pub for 6 years; she really is a woman of many talents! Outside of work, Mandy loves spending time with her grandchildren as well as baking, drinking and socialising!
If it involves power tools, cars, or exploring, Alex is all over it! Outside of work, you'll find him offroading or building cool things out of wood or metal, he really is the epitome of a handyman! He also once drove around Malta and found an abandoned apartment complex - spooky!
A keen explorer, Helen has travelled around America starting in Las Vegas, then to San Francisco and finishing in LA, we are SO envious! When Helen isn't living the dream travelling to amazing destinations, she loves shopping, going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family.
Daryl tells us the most exciting adventure he's been on was going to Disneyworld in America when he was younger, he says it was 'awesome!'. Daryl is also a big music fan, he likes going clubbing, going to see live bands and listening to peaceful music - what a combination!
One time, Annette went camping in the Yosemite National Park, and in the middle of the night met a black bear! She ran back to her tent in the hope it would protect her, and given she's sat at her desk at the moment, it clearly worked a treat! These days, Annette enjoys a more relaxed walk in the park with her dog!
Every Sunday during term time, Pohsiew teaches Mandarin at a Chinese school - we're tempted to go along to learn some too! Apart from being passionate about helping our customers with their software issues (of course), Pohsiew also loves satay and lots of Singapore food, yummy!
With his tendency to be visiting clients and drumming up business or be off gallivanting around the world rather than being in the office, Richard is often mistaken as the newbie in the office - sorry Richard, we know who you are really! The life of the party, Richard also loves providing us with entertainment from cracking jokes, to throwing some shapes to 60's music!
Chloe enjoys travelling and finding new places, in fact, her first job was picking grapes which she says was a great experience but also a touch terrifying with all the spiders and creepy-crawlies. We feel your pain Chloe! When she's not working, you can find her exploring the countryside or playing with fourlegged friends.
The cool bean of the office, Christian is one of the only people with an Italian name, a Geordie accent, and is half French! (We think it's a cracking combination!) He also has an infectious laugh, you'll often hear him chuckling away with Nick, we just hope it's not at our expense!
Mathieu used to be based in the UK office (we miss him lots) where he would be found at the centre of all our social events! Now he is based in our France offices, but he does occasionally come back to visit...conveniently around Christmas party time!
Now this is an interesting one! Guy is our in house technical architect and is very much a man in demand…so much so that we simply have no choice but to keep his identity a secret. Guy loves fast cars and also used to have a Lotus Esprit v8 (sounds like The Stig doesn’t he… maybe he is…maybe he isn’t). When he’s not being a complete mystery, he also enjoys playing in an orchestra! A man of many talents we think!
Justin is MCS through and through as his first job was at MCS as an apprentice in the development team! Not only does he write software as part of his job, he actually loves it and does it in his free time too, we have such admiration for your dedication to computers Justin!
We are starting to realise that maybe we're missing a trick...Maxine is another one of our team who has been scuba diving with sharks! We could've sworn that sharks were meant to be avoided at ALL costs! When she's not keeping us company in the office, Maxine loves horses, scuba diving and looking after her daughter.
Now this is a good one, Jo once got stuck on a boat in the middle of the sea in Turkey and had to wait until the taxi boat found her in the morning on his first trip at 6am. She'd been stuck all night! We love Jo's catchphrase too: Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons!
Niclas knows how to travel in style, in his spare time he enjoys riding his motocycle and playing the guitar (hopefully not at the same time!) which is basically our definition of mega-cool! Niclas grew up in Finland and has also lived in Sweden for 5 years and is fluent in both Finnish and Swedish, frankly he's just a man of many talents!
Where to even begin, we'd describe Andy as our in house Doctor Doolittle! Seated comfortably? Andy shares his home with *drumroll please*...3 dogs, 4 cats, 1 Chinchilla, 7 Cockatiels and 'approx' 15 budgies?! (Impressive right!) Andy bred pedigree cats for over 10 years and currently supports his wife in her breeding of Budgies and Cockatiels. Andy is always up for a chinwag, get him talking about pets and you'll be chatting for hours!
Guillaume tells us he's a very talented chap and we've got to agree. Outside of work, Guillaume produces orchestral music for cinema and has even won an award from the Royal Television Society. Impressive! Mysteriously, when we asked him if he's had any exciting jobs before MCS, he just said yes… Was it MI5? Was he a PA to Beyonce? We'll never know!
When Marie isn't in the office, she loves golf, zumba and yoga - in fact when she was younger she taught street dance in the evenings and weekends! Maybe we ought to start a MCS street dance group with all the team here...that we'd LOVE to see! Marie loves all things Swedish and we have to agree, especially when she brings us some Kanelbullar, YUM!
Monique is quite the adventurer, she once moved to Cape Town even though she'd never visited before?! Lucky for us she has now moved to the UK and we love having her here! Outside of the office, Monique enjoys reading, crochet and baking…think we need to try some more of this baking Monique!
Björn is a bit of a dark horse of the MCS family, did you know he used to be a DJ in Stockholm at all the trendy clubs? These days he's busy implementing our new customers onto MCS-rm but in his free time loves to travel, drink red wine and tuck into some good marmalade!
Prior to joining MCS Henry worked as a professional diver and in one of his exploits during this time was to stop a large oil tanker from sinking in the Persian Sea. To do this he needed to jump into the sea amongst his biggest phobia, hundreds of poisonous sea snakes that had gathered for their annual breeding season. Quite terrifying we imagine, but looks like all was fine as Henry’s sat in the office with us now!
Colin loves to play the guitar and sing at local open mics. One of his most memorable trips was to Borneo to see the Orangutans, well who wouldn’t remember that? We’re still working on Colin to do us a live performance, we’ve got a few opportunities coming up Colin! We think someone mentioned you’d like to starting singing at all our Christmas parties?
Imre has many stories to tell throughout his life! His most exciting adventure that he’s let us in on though was when he had to build a bridge across the Danube (Europe’s second longest river) in the middle of a flood resulting in him needing emergency rescuing, he could write a novel on this exploit, when you do Imre we’d love to read it! When not going on adventures and escaping floods Imre has found himself interpreting for some important government and military figures overseas, catching up on politics and looking into history.
Katherine has had some exciting adventures in her life, from attending the House of Parliament to get the Pneumococcal Meningitis vaccine into the childhood vaccination programme through to representing Great Britain on numerous occasions and being on the UK Sport funded programme for Podium Potential athletes for Para-Equestrian. Katherine also loves her animals and all things outdoors, so when she’s not at work you’ll find her with her three horses or spending as much time as possible with the other animals in her life.
Mahamadou is somewhat a cycling pro! If he could we reckon he would cycle just about anywhere. His passion of riding bikes led him to cycle the London to Paris bike race in just two days. He is well known in the office for his healthy food putting the rest of us to shame and when he’s not on his bike he can be found in the gym or swimming. Where do you find the time Mahamadou?!
Prior to joining MCS, Steve worked as an engineer. One of his most memorable projects was working on the Jubilee Line. Steve loves traveling, which is a good thing, as he has certainly got around a lot in is time. Born in Vancouver, Canada, he lived in Switzerland for 7.5 years where he married his now wife, before moving and settling in the UK. He’s also done lots of other international travel as part of his career. Steve is a big football fan (he specifically mentions Chelsea…), but when not watching football he can be found watching Motor Racing or behind the view finder of his camera.
Richard was asked to develop a piece of rental software for a hire company just four years after becoming a self-employed computer programmer. News spread quickly of this software to other local hire companies and the demand grew, and so MCS Global Ltd (formerly Minicomputer Commercial Software), was born. Richard has always been big on his sports, from rugby to cricket, to squash and now golf. When not working, watching sport or playing golf, Richard loves to spend time with his 6 grandchildren (all under 10!). We don’t know how he has the energy to do it all, or fit it all in?!