Meet the Team

A passionate and creative team with lifetimes of experience.

When Optima started out in 1990 the original aim was to provide specialist Programming and Consulting skills to the I.T. and general computer using industry. From the outset, Optima established a high-quality professional service to industry and expanded its customer base by personal recommendation. Each year we extend our skills base and aim to offer our customers the latest that current technology can offer.

Paul Grosvenor - Managing Director, Optima Systems

Paul Grosvenor

Managing Director


Paul is the founder and Managing Director of Optima Systems which he set up in 1990. His role today has changed considerably...

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Jay Hine - IT Director, Optima Systems

Jay Hine

IT Director


As a Director of Optima Systems Jay is responsible for overseeing Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Relations...

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Kevin Wallis - Operations Director, Optima Systems

Kevin Wallis

Operations Director


One of the Directors of Optima, Kevin is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company. He is also responsible for...

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Jenny Hopcraft - Finance Manager, Optima Systems

Jenny Hopcraft

Finance Manager


Jenny is the Finance Manager at Optima Systems. She is responsible for managing the day to day finances which involves a varied...

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Kim Kennington - QA Manager, Optima Systems

Kim Kennington

QA Manager


Kim is the Quality Assurance Manager for the software development side of Optima Systems. Her focus is to liaise between our...

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Peter Merritt - Senior Consultant (APL), Optima Systems

Peter Merritt

Senior Consultant (APL)


Peter is one of our senior consultants and has many years of programming and software consultancy to call upon, having ‘seen...

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John Jacob - Technical Lead, Optima Systems

John Jacob

Technical Lead (APL)


John (Jake) Jacob, though born and bred in Bristol, he has lived in West London since coming to London to read Environmental...

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Sam Gutsell - APL Developer, Optima Systems

Sam Gutsell

APL Developer


Sam is an APL Developer at Optima Systems. He started at Optima in 2012 as an apprentice straight after finishing College...

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Mike Mingard

Web Design


Mike is the lead web designer at Optima Systems. He grew up in West London and now lives in West Sussex. His background is in...

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Gemma Elsbury - IT Manager, Optima Systems

Gemma Elsbury

IT Manager


Gemma is the IT Manager at Optima Systems. She is originally from Reading but has settled in West Sussex with her...

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James Heslip - APL Developer, Optima Systems

James Heslip

APL Developer


James is an APL Programmer with a keen interest in mathematics. His love for computing was almost an accident. From a young...

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Steve McGuigan - Network Engineer, Optima Systems

Steve McGuigan

Network Engineer


Steve is one of our Network Engineers. He was born and raised in Crawley, West Sussex. After completing his GCSE’s he found a...

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Josh Peacock - Network Engineer, Optima Systems

Josh Peacock

Network Engineer


Josh is a Network Engineer at Optima Systems. He was born in Malaysia, moved to UK in 2010 and has lived in West Sussex ever...

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 Sam Thompson - Network Engineer, Optima Systems

Sam Thompson

APL Developer


Sam is an apprentice APL Developer at Optima Systems. He has had a keen interest in computers since he was a child...

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Careers with Optima Systems

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Careers with Optima Systems


We are a friendly, open company who like to work with our customers not just for them. If you think you would fit in...

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