Groupcall was created back in 2001 with a passion to make things better for schools and their students. Since then, over the past 16 years, we’ve pioneered the latest home-school communication solutions, MIS system integration and data aggregation tools. And yes, our first client is still with us today.
Child safety and data security are at the heart of what we do: from contacting parents in an emergency to tracking and improving attendance over time, we make it happen. With a product portfolio that makes managing and processing data quick and easy, offers a new level of data analysis and transforms communications between schools and parents, we help and support the entire school community.
Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence has twenty years’ experience designing software solutions to solve business problems. Lawrence created and developed Groupcall Messenger with Joanne Royston and has since evolved the Groupcall offering, brand and our relationships with major industry partners. Today, Lawrence manages the design and development for the Groupcall range of products.
Although best known for the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts, rock star and campaigner Sir Bob is also a proven businessman. In addition to being a founding partner of Groupcall, his TV production company Ten Alps has made a series of high profile documentaries for BBC, Channel 4, Five, Sky One and Discovery. He was awarded a knighthood in June 1986 and has received the Nobel Man of Peace Award.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Richard is responsible for day to day operations of our business. He has a broad range of experience from an EdTech career spanning 22 years, 120 countries and more than 12 curricula. He has held board level positions at companies including Pamoja Education, Gladstone Education, ami Education, Boardworks and Granada Learning.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul has overall responsibility for our financial, legal and administrative wellbeing. He has board level experience dating back to 2008, when he was appointed Group Finance Director for national retailer Clinton Cards. Paul’s experience includes refinancing, acquisitions, restructuring and strategic growth. He has led finance teams in industries as diverse as jewellery manufacturing, luxury clothing and facilities management.
Chief Development Officer
As an accomplished software developer, Alex has a long track record of delivering innovative software solutions across multiple platforms, from the initial building blocks to the complete application. Here at Groupcall, he is responsible for developing, enhancing and upgrading our suite of products. Working with our Chief Executive, he is also responsible for our product development strategy.
Chief Technology Officer
With over 12 years’ experience of delivering and architecting technology for applications in the education sector, Tim has made significant contribution to Groupcall since joining in 2010. He specialises in areas including identity management, designing for the Cloud and mobile, web services, solution architecture, requirements analysis, Systems Interoperability Framework (SIF), technical implementation, practical software development, Internet security and more.
Chief Marketing Officer
Andrew has worked in education ICT since the inception of the National Grid for Learning in the late 1990s. His experience spans market research, customer satisfaction, product management, communications, business strategy and digital marketing across sectors including telecommunications, data quality, software and networking. As our lead marketer, he is a regular events speaker and author of papers on a wide range of technology, marketing and educational topics.
Head of Business Development
Paul joined Groupcall in 2010 after spending 10 years implementing VLE projects in both the UK and U.S. As Groupcall’s Head of Business Development, Paul manages a team responsible for working strategically with Multi Academy Trusts and Local Authorities to improve educational outcomes for students by putting Groupcall’s core values and services at the heart of each project.
Diane joined Groupcall in 2007 following an extensive career in accounting and administration. Diane also spent 5 years working in a nursery teaching children aged 3-5 how to read, write and learn the alphabet. In addition to her role as Office Manager, Diane oversees all the company’s accounts whilst also managing the administration department.
Head of Products
With 15 years in the edtech industry, Rob has a depth of experience working with schools, local authorities and partners delivering product services across a range of areas. Currently, Rob heads up the team at Groupcall that look after our infrastructure products including Xporter On Demand, IDaaS and the School Portal, and is focusing on providing a consistent, slick user driven experience across our products.
Head of Service Delivery
Head of Products
Joining Groupcall at the foundation stages of growth, Paul has undertaken many diverse roles and is currently responsible for Operational Management and ensuring the consistency of effective and innovative service delivery. Paul has 17 years' experience of delivering and managing ICT solutions in Education with broad knowledge and experience of practical deployment and implementation. Working within Education has instilled a passion to deliver the best quality of service possible, whilst ensuring individual learners needs remain paramount.
Commercial Manager & DPO
Groupcall is a great place to work – and an attractive place to build a rewarding career in a whole variety of disciplines, for all sorts of amazing clients across the UK and Europe. Join us and you’ll grow with us.
We have family values – but big aspirations and the highest possible standards. You’ll find our entrepreneurial spirit alive and well, which means we move quickly, adapt readily and are responsive in all situations.
We thrive on close working relationships, with our people and our partners. We're always willing to go the extra mile to help people achieve. But don't just take our word for it, we have been named one of the 75 best small companies to work for in London.
At Groupcall, we’re seen in all the best places. We’re at events across the UK pretty much every month of the year – so there are plenty of opportunities to talk to us, meet the team, and get hands-on with our pioneering tools.