Tim joined PDMS in 1993 as a Senior Developer. He was responsible for developing many of PDMS' desktop business applications in such fields as sales order processing, marine data monitoring, technical design control, livestock tracking and on-line betting management using a variety of development and database platforms, including Paradox and FoxPro for DOS, and Visual Basic, Access and SQL-Server on Windows. Tim also played a central role in the development of PDMS' CD/DVD catalogue technology, which has been implemented for clients such as Black & Decker, Centrica and Sealey Ltd. Tim has acted as consultant to many of PDMS' broad portfolio of successful software developments, and has had involvement with clients local to the Isle of Man and in the UK, as well as further afield in the USA.
Tim graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Mathematics (1985) and an MSc in Computer Science (1986). Prior to joining PDMS, he worked as a programmer, system's analyst and team leader at Fraser Williams in Manchester, gaining a broad knowledge of commercial business systems on platforms as diverse as Datapoint's RMS and IBM's AIX. Tim has experience in all disciplines of software development, from business consultancy and technical design authority, systems analysis and design through development to post-implementation support. Tim has always driven PDMS' goal to maintain excellent standards of quality and consistency in software development. He is also a great advocate of re-usable code and software components, and was primarily responsible for developing PDMS' library of COM components, including PDMS' DataViewer querying and reporting tool.
Tim's long association with the Isle of Man Government has seen him heavily involved over the past few years with the design, development, implementation and support of the RaceMann suite of applications used to manage, control and time the famous Isle of Man TT motor-cycle races, a project which has presented unique challenges.
More recently, Tim has been instrumental in growing PDMS' Isle of Man based production capacity by growing the development teams. He is also broadening PDMS' horizons, both by working with development partners and by adopting additional technologies, such as Microsoft's SharePoint and Dynamics platforms.