Rapid Team

From the original open-source software developed by Gareth Edwards in 2015, Rapid is now a team of motivated, creative and hard-working experts:

Rapid Team

From the original open-source software developed by Gareth Edwards in 2015, Rapid is now a team of motivated, creative and hard-working experts:

Gareth Edwards

Managing Director

Gareth is the founder and managing director of Rapid Information Systems. He is passionate about open-source software and reducing the cost of technology for the public sector. He has worked with leading local authority housing departments and housing associations since 2005 and created the UK’s first online housing application form with instant assessment and full change of circumstances for the London Borough of Camden in 2007.

In 2015, Gareth created Rapid, a tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and integrate software for mobile, desktop, forms, and APIs, without code. He now leads a team of enthusiastic developers that use Rapid, and their knowledge of housing, to integrate and join up legacy IT systems, and create apps that improve customer experience and help housing services be more efficient.

Gareth Edwards

Managing Director

Gareth is the founder and managing director of Rapid Information Systems. He is passionate about open-source software and reducing the cost of technology for the public sector. He has worked with leading local authority housing departments and housing associations since 2005 and created the UK’s first online housing application form with instant assessment and full change of circumstances for the London Borough of Camden in 2007.

In 2015, Gareth created Rapid, a tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and integrate software for mobile, desktop, forms, and APIs, without code. He now leads a team of enthusiastic developers that use Rapid, and their knowledge of housing, to integrate and join up legacy IT systems, and create apps that improve customer experience and help housing services be more efficient.

Steve Runyeard

Senior developer

An innovative and dynamic individual with excellent analytical, technical and business skills, enhanced by outstanding communication skills and a professional and dedicated attitude.

A keen eye for detail and a natural UX designer with a proven track record in creating solutions that not only delight customers but also meet the business requirements.

Steve Runyeard

Senior developer

An innovative and dynamic individual with excellent analytical, technical and business skills, enhanced by outstanding communication skills and a professional and dedicated attitude.

A keen eye for detail and a natural UX designer with a proven track record in creating solutions that not only delight customers but also meet the business requirements.

Mehmet Balande

Developer

Mehmet completed BEng in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield and took a year placement in one of the leading aviation companies. His passion for learning and research on Computer software made him want to further his studies in this field. On top of his bachelor degree, he recently graduated from the University of Sheffield in MSc Advanced Computer Science.

He is extremely driven and willing to dive right into big responsibilities. He has already completed various projects at Rapid including many web and mobile applications, as well as providing a completely new theme and features for the Rapid application platform.

Mehmet Balande

Developer

Mehmet completed BEng in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield and took a year placement in one of the leading aviation companies. His passion for learning and research on Computer software made him want to further his studies in this field. On top of his bachelor degree, he recently graduated from the University of Sheffield in MSc Advanced Computer Science.

He is extremely driven and willing to dive right into big responsibilities. He has already completed various projects at Rapid including many web and mobile applications, as well as providing a completely new theme and features for the Rapid application platform.

Francis Hooke

Chief Financial Officer

Francis spent the first decade of his career working in financial services and technology at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He grew dissatisfied with the way the bank was being run and decided that he didn’t want to be a part of it any more – and resigned. Francis now supports SME businesses, helping them to grow, innovate and deliver fantastic products and services to deserving customers.

Francis Hooke

Chief Financial Officer

Francis spent the first decade of his career working in financial services and technology at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He grew dissatisfied with the way the bank was being run and decided that he didn’t want to be a part of it any more – and resigned. Francis now supports SME businesses, helping them to grow, innovate and deliver fantastic products and services to deserving customers.

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