FoCul is unusual for an IT company. FoCul was started in 2000 by practising Engineers who were frustrated at the lack of good software for managing knowledge and collaborative processes.
Our whole approach is around our team of experienced Engineers and IT Developers delivering the excellent service and solutions that we would have wanted as manufacturing professionals.
We understand what it is like to be you and how to deliver projects into your busy environments.
We also understand that our role is as a long term partner ensuring that your software solutions continue to be both effective and efficient as your needs change.
Why our customers recommend us
We have extensive experience of manufacturing, business, operational and engineering environments and use this combined with our technical expertise to work with our clients to provide the right solution for them. Through customer feedback we have been able to build on our strengths and underpin our core principles;
Our Management Team
He wrote his first Lotus Notes database (ICI Critical Machines Incident Database) 20 years ago, realising how I.T. could be successfully used to better manage business processes.
Continuing to specialise in the delivery of I.T. systems, Sean founded FoCul in 2000 and became an IBM ICS Champion in 2012.
Sean enjoys building, flying and crashing model aircraft and sailing on Lake Coniston.
Andrew works with various web technologies but has a particular soft spot for the IBM XPages framework.
When he's not writing code, Andrew enjoys performing with the Marske Brass Band and being soundly beaten on the golf course by his 12 year old son.
Martin’s first exposure to “proper computing” (not Pac Man!) and the joys of Turbo Pascal was during his Industrial Chemistry degree, the benefits of computer based control systems and workflows to the chemical industry were further reinforced during spells working for ICI Fibres and Unilever.
Since then Martin has built a 25 career in the IT sector initially as a Senior Technical Trainer specialising in Database Development and the Lotus Notes systems before moving into consultancy and software design. He progressed to senior positions responsible for software delivery at both Active Intranet plc (Research and Development Manager) and Italik Ltd (Software Development Manager).
Martin has built up a wealth of experience and knowledge in system design, software development, infrastructure and delivery working with many household names including Bradford & Bingley, Cussons, Corus, HBOS, Help-Link (now Homeserve) and Yorkshire Water amongst others. Whilst Martin’s main technical speciality and focus has been the IBM Notes/Domino platform he particularly enjoys the challenges of system integration and the creative thinking coupled with exposure to new technologies required to help ”glue” disparate systems together.
In his spare time Martin is an enthusiastic church bell ringer holding the position of Ringing Master at Ripon Cathedral. He also enjoys long distance running and has completed a number of Marathons.