europoint - the company

Europoint Communications provides quality assurance,test management and technical consultancy for software and hardware projects across the UK. For more than 18 years, we have supplied high quality testing and development solutions to blue chip organisations in the public, financial, electricity and industrial sectors. With a broad and knowledgeable technical skill base, we have also developed metrics packages for our clients allowing them to efficiently manage their testing projects.

our skill base

With wide-ranging management experience, strong technical working knowledge, and qualifications including ISEB Software Practitioner, PRINCE2, RESILIA and Agile Leadership, we can supply the necessary skills to match your requirements.

our trusted network

It’s a perennial problem: who can you trust to successfully deliver your IT project? With over 20 years experience in the IT space and a dedication to professionalism and quality, we know who you can trust. Have a look at the people we trust to do the job right, first time.

our clients

Founded in 1998, Europoint Communications prides itself in delivering professional, knowledgeable test resource to high-profile software delivery projects in the UK.
It has had clients such as AXELOS, Shiftpoint, Experian, Capita, Ecotricity, Logica Esis, Clerical Medical Investment Group, and The Environment Agency among its portfolio.

 

major contracts

A key role was played in ensuring the successful delivery and continued smooth running of the Congestion Charging Scheme and Low Emission Zones in London for Transport for London through the Capita contract.

best practice

Now we are working with AXELOS to deliver Best Practice into organisations across the world, and to build an innovative and high quality integrated web platform for our partners and the global community of practitioners.

Technological Thoughts

Twitter Makes TweetDeck More 'Secure'

Having recently logged on to my Tweetdeck account, a web-based app that allows direct tweeting to any number of Twitter accounts, I was informed that I had to move my login from a unique Tweetdeck account to one of my Twitter accounts before the 31st March. This...

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How Safe is a Contactless Payment Card?

I was recently issued with a contactless payment card by my bank, and I'll be frank: I've been dubious about the security of such cards, or indeed any Near Field Communication (NFC) systems. As I have been working with a client in London, the security of my payment...

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A Little Light Relief

Most of the articles that are published on this site  are fairly serious (well, always serious), but there is amusement in the IT industry, albeit often a rather rarefied humour.  Two sites are always worthy of mention,  https://xkcd.com/ and http://www.dilbert.com/....

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Adventures into Secure Email: Solutions on a Consumer Scale

I've written before about an enterprise level secure email facility called MKryptor by Fresh Skies, but I've also been researching a few other options that are starting to arrive on the scene. One such option is Lockify. Where MKryptor relies on a server based...

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Geolocation as a Means to Combat Fraud

I recently had occasion to buy a product from an online company. Having added the item to my basket, I went to the checkout and entered my credit card details, then pressed the confirmation button to move on to the 3-D Secure section (more familiarly known as...

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A Solution to Insecure Email?

Last year I wrote an article bemoaning the lack of security for emails, particularly with companies sending personal data to confirm quotations. After the recent revelations that the US are quite happily running as much information as they can through a system through...

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News

Working with AXELOS to deliver Best Practice

Since February 2014 Europoint Communications is proud to be working with AXELOS, a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Capita PLC to deliver Best Practice into organisations across the world, and to build an innovative and high quality, continuous learning and development web platform for our partners and the global community of practitioners.

Matthew Cunliffe has taken on the position of Test Manager, and will be driving quality into the software delivery process from the early stages of product delivery to ensure that AXELOS can deliver Best Practice products such as Prince 2 and ITIL to the global market.

Presentations Now Available for Download

Two presentations made to the Nottingham and Derby BCS branch are now available from the downloads page.

The first, given last year, discusses the implementation of Service Orientated Architecture as a software development model and the perils, pitfalls and benefits of such an implementation.

The second, given this month, discusses testing and quality assurance, and whether it really is worth carrying out software testing before delivering your product.

Matthew Cunliffe

Matthew Cunliffe

Director

Matthew Cunliffe has worked in the IT industry for 20 years and continues to maintain a keen interest in the latest technical advances in both software and hardware.

With regular training to ensure that he remains in the top echelons of his profession, Matthew holds both ISEB Foundation and Practitioner Certificates in Software Testing, together with the PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner and Agile Practitioner certificates and RESILIA Foundation and Practitioner certificates. Having a strong technical knowledge has allowed Matthew to involve himself in all aspects of the Information Technology space, as Head of IT, Technical Architect or Test Manager.

Matthew has strong transferable skills that have allowed him to easily manage large projects, control multi-million pound budgets, and manage the ICT team whilst working on technical delivery; team management; design and architecture; Disaster Recovery and failover; through automated testing; development of metric gathering tools, Dashboards and test harnesses; project planning; and Quality Assurance.

With such a wide and varied skillset, Matthew is ideally placed to rapidly integrate into existing projects or introduce the appropriate quality processes into new. For an in depth view of Matthew’s skills and past client base, please take a few minutes to view his Curriculum Vitae below.

Matthew Cunliffe MA Head of IT, Technical Architect, QA and Test Consultant
Availability: May 2018
Job Roles: Head of IT, Quality Assurance Manager, Test Manager, Technical Architect, Test Lead
Role Type: Contract
Preferred Locations: East Midlands, West Midlands, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham
Contact: MCunliffe@euro-point.co.uk

  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Foundation
  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
  • AXELOS RESILIA Foundation
  • AXELOS RESILIA Practitioner
  • Gilb Agile Inspection Leader
  • ISEB Practitioner in Software Testing
  • ISEB Foundation in Software Testing

References available on request