About us

With over 15 years’ experience in software development, we use the very latest cutting-edge technology to ensure we are at the forefront of development in creating end-to-end solutions

Our mission

We aim to become the leading name in the delivery of innovative software solutions addressing a range of core business activities.

Our history

How it all started..

IQ:timecard and IQ:careplanner were born out of a desire to develop an affordable solution that effectively addresses the headaches inherent to remote and mobile workforce management. Incorporating our advanced technical knowledge and detailed understanding of the challenges of managing a remote workforce, we are now recognised as an innovative and a forward thinking organisation.

Founded in 2003, by Managing Director David Lynes, Unique IQ’s IQ:timecard and IQ:careplanner successfully operates across a range of sectors. We are rapidly growing and recognised for our innovative service capabilities. With a legacy of many years at the forefront of the technology industry, Unique IQ operates both nationally and internationally and place a premium on honesty, commitment and teamwork. With a solution strategically designed to support the ever-changing needs of service providers.

We make remote workforce management easy and understand that managing remote staff effectively not only assists you in gaining greater control and transparency of your remote workforce, but improves communication with staff and reduces unnecessary paperwork thus reducing costs.

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Senior team

David Lynes

Managing Director

David Lynes

Managing Director

David is the founder and Managing Director of Unique IQ Limited and has built the company up over the last 15 years to the success it is today. He has overall responsibility for the growth of the business as well as overseeing the sales and marketing functions. With a real passion for the care sector, David’s vision for Unique IQ is to create software solutions that address the challenges inherent with remote working; for carers in particular, this means making their working lives easier, safer and more productive, in turn creating tangible benefits for the people they care for. In addition, David is a Young Enterprise business advisor and is regularly asked to speak at events across the UK due to his vast experience in providing end to end software solutions. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

Cheryl Guest

Operations Director

Cheryl Guest

Operations Director

Cheryl joined Unique IQ in October 2015 with a vast experience in Senior Account Management and process management, having been in the IT industry for a number of years. Following just a year into the role, it became apparent that her experience, commitment and attitude was pivotal to the company and so was promoted to Operations Director in 2016. Cheryl spends her days overseeing all operational functions including the Development Team and Service and Support Teams and is ultimately responsible for service delivery. Cheryl assists David in helping drive the business forward and when not at work, likes shopping, socialising and spending time with her young family.

Philip Doyle

Finance Director

Philip Doyle

Finance Director

Phil is Unique IQ’s Finance Director, overseeing all aspects of financial control and accounting. He’s worked in a variety of finance roles for over 25 years, so brings with him a great deal of experience from a number of different industries, as well as from businesses that are backed by venture capital. In his spare time, Phil is a keen golfer, and enjoys cooking and travelling to new places.

Kate Beverley

Business Administrator

Kate Beverley

Business Administrator

Kate joined Unique IQ as Business Administrator in early 2019, but her association with the company goes back to 2011, when she became the voice of our IQ:timecard system. The central cog which keeps us all functioning, Kate’s involved in everything related to the running of the office, from accounts, facilities and customer relations, to supplying the Friday afternoon beers. Outside of work, Kate enjoys walking and running, travelling and meeting people, and spending time with her husband, three teenage children and dog, Bella.

Scott Drinkwater

Product Manager – IQ:timecard

Scott Drinkwater

Product Manager – IQ:timecard

Scott Drinkwater joined Unique IQ as Product Manager back in 2013, making him very much part of the furniture. Scott has overall responsibility for ensuring the stability of the IQ:timecard system as well as product development to drive the product forward. Scott lives and breathes software development but when not deep in code, he enjoys the gym and socialising with friends.

Ben Stopforth

Product Manager – IQ:careplanner

Ben Stopforth

Product Manager – IQ:careplanner

Ben has vast product development experience and is responsible for ensuring the stability of the IQ:careplanner system as well as product development to drive the product forward. In his spare time, Ben enjoys eating out at exciting new places, is a keen photographer and enjoys spending time socialising with family and friends.

Luke Harwood

Senior Developer

Luke Harwood

Senior Developer

Luke brings over 15 years of computing experience to the role. He is responsible for development of new features including code review and testing before release to clients. In his personal time, Luke enjoys running and cycling in the countryside and spending time with his family and friends.

Nigel Groves

Project Manager

Nigel Groves

Project Manager

As a Project Manager / Business Analyst, Nigel’s main responsibility is to support our clients’ migration to our systems and help them maximise the benefits. Nigel has a wealth of IT experience gained over 35 years within the financial services industry. His interest moved to the care sector in 2015 and he has worked with over 50 care agencies since then. Alongside his role at Unique IQ, he has an ongoing advisory / operational role at three care agencies and is therefore well aware of the day-to-day challenges that our clients face. Away from work, Nigel enjoys watching sport, primarily football and speedway, and is a season ticket holder at Aston Villa.

Martin Evans

Sales Account Manager

Martin Evans

Sales Account Manager

As Sales Account Manager, Martin’s role is to identify opportunities across the care and facilities management sectors, talking to businesses about their current software and the advantages of using one of Unique IQ’s solutions. Previously a director of his own business within the film and music production industry, Martin also has significant experience selling software as a service with both the public and private sectors. In his spare time Martin enjoys playing tennis, going to the gym, watching his favourite football team Liverpool FC, and being a proud Welshman - enjoying the rugby.

Jayne Scarman

Digital Marketing Manager

Jayne Scarman

Digital Marketing Manager

Jayne joined Unique IQ as Digital Marketing Manager in 2019, bringing with her over 15 years’ experience in digital content and strategy. With a strong interest in caring industries, Jayne’s previous roles have been in mental health, charities and education, as well as working agency-side with a focus on B2B marketing. At Unique IQ, Jayne is responsible for growing the business via digital channels – building awareness of the company and driving interest in its software solutions. When not at work, Jayne’s a keen crafter and is often found knitting, crocheting and sewing. She also enjoys spending time in her garden and hiking across the countryside.

Keeley Evans

Client Services Manager

Keeley Evans

Client Services Manager

Keeley joined Unique IQ in November 2018 as Client Services Manager. A consummate customer services professional, Keeley is the friendly voice at the end of the phone who deals with our support calls. If there’s an issue, query or suggestion with one of our products, she’s the person to speak to. In her spare time, Keeley likes to while away the evening in her hot tub, along with her partner, step-children and a cheeky prosecco.

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