About us

Magma Digital is a dynamic, innovative and award-winning Manchester & Preston based software development company, that were established in 1999. We specialise in bespoke software development based on a profound understanding of our clients’ business needs.

We build and engineer business critical systems that sit within the core of an organisation, delivering efficiency, sustainability and improved technological processes. For example, payroll, KPI management systems, risk management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), e-learning, booking systems, e-commerce and much more.

We have experience of working within many diverse industries across both the private and public sector. These include manufacturing, accountancy, professional services, entertainment & leisure, retail, healthcare, legal, education & training, insurance, travel, marketing, e-commerce, advertising and logistics.

 

zend-certified

 

All of our engineers are Zend Certified Software Engineers and are proud to have employed 1% of all Zend Certified Software Engineers in the UK. We also pride ourselves on the use of open source software for our client projects, in which software engineers collaboratively improve, develop and test code, sharing ideas in the community.

 

JEREMY coates, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

JEREMY coates

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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JEREMY coates

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

As founder of the company in 1999, Jeremy’s role within Magma Digital includes, providing strategic input for the company and leading the way with best practice and standards for the technical team.

His years of programming skill and knowledge are expertly used within Magma Digital for technical architecture, complex technical problems and mentoring junior engineers.  Jeremy works to constantly improve and strategically shape the direction of the company’s future.

He is a time served PHP systems programmer with over fifteen years commercial experience.  Jeremy’s technical skills and experience cover many projects over the years.  Highlights include, working on integrating disparate mainframe systems with Oracle and PHP for a large insurance provider; developing a high-security cheque production system for a financial institution; developing a payroll system for a niche area of accounting, spanning a 10-year client relationship.

The passion for technology exhibited by Jeremy over the span of his career includes forming and providing the driving force behind the Manchester based PHPNW user group and conference, established in 2008.  Since its inception, Magma Digital has organised and hosted the annual PHPNW conference, attracting 500 delegates from 20 countries.

 

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PRISCILLA coates, MANAGING DIRECTOR

PRISCILLA coates

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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PRISCILLA coates

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Priscilla’s role within Magma Digital is to lead the internal and external focus on business process, project management and business growth.

Her expertise comes from over a decade of experience working within the public and private sectors as a PRINCE2 project manager within the NHS, a managing director and an interim management consultant.  During her time at Magma Digital, Priscilla has created the Project Management Office and has worked commercially as a Project Manager leading agile projects for the last two years.

Her unique blend of private and public sector project management skills across both large and small projects means that she is a highly competent project manager.

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MELISSA conlon, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

MELISSA conlon

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

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MELISSA conlon

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Melissa’s role in Magma Digital is to develop, lead and manage all commercial activities of the business ensuring the mitigation of all risk and work with the CEO and MD to develop and implement an innovative, growth focused commercial strategy, focusing primarily on new product development and new market penetration.

She has over 20 years of commercial experience within the private and public sector leading large teams in business development, CRM, bidding and tendering, new product development and implementation.

Melissa’s commercial experience has been gained by holding senior positions for large international corporate organisations such as General Electric, ARVAL a subsidiary of BNP Paribas and Repsol Petroleum. Melissa more latterly has had experience within the education sector having had the role of Head of Enterprise at a large FE College.

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Anthony Doherty, Technical Project Manager

Anthony Doherty

Technical Project Manager

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Anthony Doherty

Technical Project Manager

Anthony has over 15 years of experience in IT, covering visual design, software design, business analysis and programming in a range of diverse languages.

He has spent many years working in web software development for two of the UK’s leading research universities, supporting internal applications and large scale public facing corporate websites in addition to Commercial experience, developing websites and applications for UK and international companies.

Anothony has a Masters Degree in Computing and a BA in Graphic Design.  His role is project managing the technical output from Magma Digital to ensure all project deadlines and agreed KPIs are met.

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In the last 18 months Magma Digtial has won two Be Inspired in Business Awards (BIBA) for employer of the year (2014) and Professional Business of the Year (2014).  The BIBAs are the largest business awards in Lancashire, run by the Chamber of Commerce.  Magma Digital also won the E3 Business Award for Skills, Education and Training.

Our CEO Jeremy Coates has previously won the Social Media Guru award.  In November 2015, managing director Priscilla Coates won the Downtown Women in Business Award for Best Business.

VISION STATEMENT

To work collaboratively alongside our clients, challenging, questioning and investigating technical requirements in order to create excellent software which totally meets our clients business needs now, and in the future.

MISSION STATEMENT

To solve our client’s technical
challenges, ensuring that their business critical systems are efficient, sustainable and scalable, contributing to increasing their bottom line profitability.

VALUE STATEMENT

To be honest and to always display
a high level on integrity to deliver value for money, reliable and quality
software which supports our clients growth and delivers and tangible return on their investment.

“We (Danbro) have worked with the team at Magma for over a decade.  In that time they have developed a number of bespoke business critical software solutions and we could not have asked for a more professional and trusted partner in these ventures.” – Helen Broughton, Director, Danbro.