MEET OUR TEAM.

Our Harrap “family” is made up of a diverse group of individuals with lots of different interests, and a shared passion for IT in education. Please read on for a flavour…

CATHERINE
CATHERINEDirector
Catherine has worked at Harrap ICT almost since the beginning! With a background in market research, Catherine started to help out with the admin and has since helped out in almost every team. She enjoys ice skating and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Favourite tech: Robot vacuum cleaner
JAMES
JAMESManaging Director
In the beginning there was James! He started out as a secondary school teacher then ran for the hills to set up Harrap ICT. Initially doing school visits, admin, accounts and pretty much everything else, he now concentrates on making sure everything runs smoothly.
Favourite tech: Sonos sound system
TED
TEDOperations Director
Ted previously worked in schools and has been at Harrap ICT for over 10 years. He has a broad range of IT expertise and loves everything edutech. Ted is a father of two girls and enjoys spending time with his family.
Favourite tech: IFTTT/Smart Plugs
PAUL
PAULSupport Manager
Paul worked in management, whilst tinkering with computers in his spare time, before joining Harrap ICT nearly 9 years ago. A background perfectly suited for his role in overseeing the support team.
When he’s finished chasing his 2 sons around, he enjoys computer games and model wargaming.
Favourite tech: Chumby!
DAN
DANLead Developer
Dan has been with Harrap ICT for over 8 years. His expertise are in web development, Photoshop, and restarting computers.
When not coding he can be found gaming and watching movies.
Favourite tech: Nintendo Switch
ANDY
ANDYServices Manager
Education and IT feature heavily in Andy’s life – he’s been interested in computers for as long as he can remember. An expert in all the technical aspects of HarrapNET, he joined Harrap ICT in 2013. One of his parents was a teacher and he also married a teacher!
Andy loves spending time with his son and playing computer games with friends.
Favourite tech: Henry or VR
DAVID
DAVIDTechnical Support Team Leader
A veteran technician in the world of edutech support, David has developed a fantastic range of skills and experience as a result of his time in the field. He strives to provide the ‘gold standard as standard’ (#GSAS) to everything he touches and is the human embodyment of positivity. Outside of work you can find him capturing life, one picture at a time.
Favourite tech: His beloved GameBoy Advance
CHRIS
CHRISIT Technician
Chris joined Harrap ICT over 5 years ago from an IT support role in a school. He is familiar with all things wireless/networks/servers/clients/school software.
Chris loves outdoor activities, PC gaming and cleaning/driving his Ford Focus ST.
Favourite tech: Smartphone and anything server related!
SIMON
SIMONIT Technician
Simon is an expert in computer hardware installation and troubleshooting problems. He joined Harrap ICT nearly 5 years ago having worked in retail on the electronics desk.
Simon loves anything computer related, video games, movies, and eating cake.
Favourite tech: High spec computers with very unnecessary RGB lighting!
BEN
BENIT Technician
Ben’s interests are science and technology and he has put his experience in Windows Server, Desktop, hardware troubleshooting, repair and networking to good use over the last 6 years at Harrap ICT.
Ben also likes cars and motorsport and has a new interest in archery.
Favourite tech: His smart home setup, still working on it
NICKI
NICKIAdministrator
Nicki joined the Harrap ICT admin team over 5 years ago. She previously worked for IBM and as a Senior Admin Officer for a primary school.
She enjoys spending time at the beach, kayaking, spending time with family, walking her dogs and early morning fitness classes.
Favourite bit of tech: Her phone
BECKY
BECKYOffice Administrator
Becky joined the team over 5 years ago and deals with all things admin.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, reading and being outdoors.
Favourite tech: Her phone
TOM
TOMIT Technician
Tom joined the team back in 2012 and was Harrap ICT’s first apprentice. Tom started his career here after college. Since then he has completed the following qualifications with us: Comptia A+, MTA: Windows Server Administration & Networking Fundamentals.
Favourite Tech: Spotify
STEPHEN
STEPHENIT Technician
Stephen has been with Harrap ICT for a year and is a keen gamer.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, dog walks and watching YouTube.
Favourite tech: Virtual/Augmented Reality
ANDREW
ANDREWIT Technician
Andrew joined us in September of 2019 after college. his specialist skills are Google Workspace for Education and Arbor support. When not in the office Andrew is passionate about photography and cycling.
Favourite tech: Smart home 
PATRICK
PATRICKIT Technician
Patrick joined us over a year ago now. His passion for all things tech comes from helping his father with his own computer business growing up and he loves refurbishing old games consoles and bikes.
Favourite tech: Xbox One X
RACHEL
RACHELTeam Liaison Officer
Rachel joined the team nearly 5 years ago with a background in PA, marketing, sales and project management.
She loves photography, music, and long pub walks with her hubby, dog and 2 adorable little girls.
Favourite tech: Spotify/Camera
NOAH
NOAHDeveloper
Noah joined the team in 2018 straight from school. Noah is a whizz in web development and an excellent problem solver.
Favourite tech: His beloved Tamagotchi
LYDIA
LYDIACustomer Success
Lydia worked in local government for 12 years before joining us over 3 years ago. Daily she worked with libraries, sports centres, art galleries and museums.
She loves spending time with her 2 children and friends, the gym, music, and travelling.
Favourite tech: iPads – for happy kids!
KIRSTY
KIRSTYData Administrator
Kirsty joins us from a diverse background of editing, local government and charity work! She enjoys walks in the countryside and listening to podcasts. She is currently banned from buying more yarn until she has worked through her pile of unfinished knitting and crochet projects
Favourite tech: iPhone
SAM
SAMData Administrator
Sam has a degree in languages and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing. She previously worked as a school librarian and in public local libraries. Sam loves planning holidays for her beautiful family and practicing yoga, although not often at the same time!
Favourite tech: Her phone.
MAX
MAXIT Technician
Max joined us over 2 years ago. He is an avid swimmer, belonging to the Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club. When not in the water, Max spends his time gaming and having his nose in pretty much all things tech!
Favourite tech: Jabra elite 75T earbuds
ALFIE
ALFIEIT Technician
Alfie joins us from a background in Business administration and is our resident chef! He has a love of video games and playing his guitar and ukulele.
Favourite tech: artificial intelligence/self-driving cars
ALEX
ALEXDeveloper
Alex is a tech enthusiast and music addict. He spends his days developing games and websites, exploring new gadgets, and finding new music.
Favourite tech: Android Phones
HAYLEY
HAYLEYData Administrator
Hayley has a background in Business Studies and HR. With her fondness of children’s novels she’s often volunteering in her daughters’ school library and has a love of noughties pop music.
Favourite tech: Her Apple watch
Sarah
SarahAdministrator
Sarah has worked in IT Support for over 10 years, with a background in Business and IT. When she’s not busy running around after her 3 children, Sarah has a passion for running herself!
Favourite tech: Her mobile
Becca
BeccaAdministrator
Becca joined Harrap nearly a year ago. She previously worked in the education sector, relating to language schools, across the UK. Becca loves walks on the Downs or beach with her family.
Favourite tech: Her iPhone

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