ExperienceWe have been developing software in all shapes and sizes for over 20 years. Our experience is drawn from working with some of the major on-line brands and we know what is takes to build high performance, efficient and effective solutions.
Easy to work withWe talk in your terms not techy speak ... it is our job to not only understand what you are wanting to achieve, but also to be able to translate that into a language that you understand, so that we work together to help your business grow.
Travel industry experienceWhilst we cover businesses in all sectors, travel is at the heart of what we do. We have several years of experience in the travel industry, building solutions that have led the way in this sector.
Adaptable and responsive to your needsLike our customers, we are a small, owner managed business. Our vision is to serve the needs of small businesses and to remain at a size that allows us to respond quickly and effectively to your changing needs. As you request new features and support, we will always aim to implement a change often within hours and certainly no more than a few days.
Tim is a rare thing … a real technical programming expert who speaks English and makes things easy for the non-techies working with him! He quickly grasps what you want or need from software, and makes it happen speedily and accurately. Having any bespoke computer work done feels like a bit of a risk, but it’s one which we are delighted we took with Tim. The work he has done for us has brought very positive change to our business, and we recommend him without hesitation. - Amanda Marks / Tribes Travel
Darwin looked like the kind of light, nimble and flexible system that we needed for our high-end tailor-made business - so we took it on board in 2014, when it was still relatively new and evolving. Since then, we’ve found EEC very professional, attentive and helpful as we’ve worked to adapt our business systems to work better with Darwin’s help, and to adapt Darwin a little to work for us. We’re very pleased with the result; it’s been a hugely positive step-change from our previous res system and is proving a great base for us to use into the future as it helps us to grow our business.- Chris McIntyre / Expert Africa
about EEC Software
Experienced developers of quality software for Travel and other industries
Tim Butterworth - Founder and CEO
We know what it takes to build quality software - it is what the company founder, Tim Butterworth, has been doing for over 20 years. Following a degree in Computer Science, his work began as a programmer, writing point-of-sale software for a major UK insurance company - yes in the days before Microsft Windows even existed! From there, he moved to Thomas Cook, initially staying in the financial services sector, writing systems for the management of worldwide travellers cheques, before moving in 1999 to ThomasCook.com, a then fledgling '.com' business and amongst the first major on-line travel retailers. During that time, some landmark achievements were made, not least the delivery of the UK's first ever on-line package tour booking solution.
In 2001, Tim was appointed Head of Systems Delivery for lastminute.com - of course a company who need no introduction! Leading a team of over 80 developers and graphic designers, Tim was responsible for all apsects of software development for lastminute, perhaps most critically implementing major changes to the system to enable it to scale to massive numbers of visitors with sites in 8 European Countries.
Following several years of IT Management consultancy for many UK clients such as Argos, BT.com, Play.com and Yodel as well as clients throughout Europe, Tim decided that the time was right to develop a new breed of Travel System and EECSoftware was formed. Approached by Tribes Travel, it was clear that there was an opportunity to create a truly 'integrated' solution bringing together the worlds of web or tablet devices and back office reservation and booking systems into a 'single' platform solution. It was from this fundamental principle that Darwin, the flagship product of EECSoftware was created. It is this innovative solution design that we are very proud of and delighted that this has been recognised by industry bodies - in particular we are delighted to have been accepted as an affiliate partner of AITO and a Business Partner for ABTA.
Clive Eisen - CTO
Clive and Tim first met whilst working at Lastminute.com, Tim leading the Software Development Team and Clive leading Technical Operations. Prior to joining Lastminute, Clive spent over 10 years working with Travel2 based in London and through that time gained substantial industry knowledge and experience in a range of technical travel related subjects. Clive formally became part of EECSoftware in 2014 and is delighted to be able to bring his wealth of Technical Operations knowledge to the company as it moves into its next phase of growth and expansion.
Paul Cowley - Head of Business Development
Paul has been in the travel industry for almost 30 years and started his career as a travel agent in Sheffield. He has spent most of his time at some of the country’s best known specialist tour operators, including Yugotours, Balkan Holidays and Sunquest Holidays. Following Sunquest's acquisition by First Choice in 1999, he spent 2 years integrating the company into the First Choice family and after successfully completing that role he joined Jewel in the Crown Holidays as Sales Director, was General Manager of the Mid Consort Elite Travel Group, Sales & Marketing Director at resorthoppa.com and MD of The Travel Integrity Group before setting up The Travel Rep Ltd in 2009, working with, and advising numerous SME's, travel businesses and Tour Operators. In 2014 he joined EEC Software to head up Sales Development of The Darwin Total Travel System. Paul also sits on ITT’s Education & Training Committee and ITT’s Future You on the road as well as ABTA's Membership Committee
Sam Butterworth - Testing/End User Support Manager
Sam originally trained and quailifed with a degree in Hotel and Catering Management before moving into Sales and Marketing, working for a variety of organisations. Sam's natural attention to detail is a natural fit to the testing and validation of the Darwin platform as well as providing first line support to customers. With EEC Software's continued growth, Sam has taken up this much needed role full-time within the business.
The 'Development' Team
In 2013, EECSoftware began the process of expanding it's development team which is now fully in place to support all of EECSoftware.com clients. EECSoftware has adopted a highly scalable offshore development model, which now positions the company to not only grow rapidly to support existing customers, but also to now accelerate new client implementations.