Meet the Team

James Donlan

James established Convene IT in 2008 to provide high levels of IT support to a few select customers, this has grown through great customer service and working with a great team of colleagues. James is mainly involved with projects and moving Convene forward as well as the companies they maintain. When he gets the time, he enjoys visits to the cinema and gaming.


Kevin Edmond-Greene

Kevin joined the team in January 2011. Kevin is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Convene. He is responsible for helping the company to grow whilst ensuring that existing customers are happy. Outside of work Kevin works as a professional singer and loves spending time with his family and going on Holiday.

Jack Shovelton

Jack joined the team straight from school as an apprentice and has been with Convene since 2011. He has also completed a Cisco course. Jack specialises in setting up new servers on a network as is out on site a lot installing PCs, routers and setting up Office 365 for customers. Away from the office Jack enjoys lots of different sports especially cricket.

Phillip Geddes

Phil started working for ConveneIT in 2011. He is currently Technical Manager and works on larger projects, server installs and Data Centre work. He has over 15 years’ experience working within the IT Industry and have various Cisco, Microsoft and Comptia qualifications. Phil is also a qualified scuba diver. His spare time is taken up with his children.

Lee Jennings

Lee joined the team in September 2013. Lee is part of the main install team who will go out to visit sites and complete all necessary tasks. Lee enjoys being able to meet new customers, migrating to Office 365 and setting up new servers and networks. When not working, Lee’s competitive side comes out in gaming and taking part in pub quizzes.

Martyn O’Neill

Martyn joined the team in June 2014. Martyn is the go-to guy when fixing IT issues. He is experienced in Microsoft Office Suite, Networking and VBA. When not working, Martyn enjoys spending time with his wife and young son.

Beth Barnes

Beth joined the team in December 2015. Her main area within the company is sales. She is responsible for bringing in new customers. She holds a level 3 qualification in Business Administration and also completed a level 3 management course. When not in work Beth’s hobbies are pole fitness, watching Liverpool FC and looking after her animals including chickens, ducks and cats!

Ken Talbot

Ken joined the team as an apprentice at the beginning of 2016. Ken’s main role is to deal with any issues that customers may have over the phone. He will work with them to try and rectify any issues they may have. He enjoys all different aspects of computers and working out what they do. Outside of work Ken is a volunteer with a local Scouting group in Wigan

Joe Woods

Joe joined Convene IT straight from school in September 2016. Joe works in IT support and enjoys talking to customers and fixing different types of issues every day. Out of work he enjoys watching football and spending time with friends.


Paul Handscombe

Paul joined the team in December 2016 having previously worked as an IT manager for a Telecoms company for the previous 14 years. Paul is a senior member of the engineering team and specialises in broadband. Paul’s hobbies include watching football, eating out and watching boxsets.

Nathan Lyons

Nathan has been with the team since December 2016. He works within IT support and enjoys being able to help customers with issues and providing them with advice to solve any issues they may be having. Out of work Nathan enjoys photography and online gaming.

Kathryn Brindle

Kathryn has worked for Convene since September 2017. She brings in leadership experience having worked as a Business and Computing teacher for the previous 10 years. Kathryn is responsible for making sure everyone in the office is working as efficiently as possible and getting the best out of the team. When not in work, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her young son and husband. She also enjoys watching Wigan Warriors and baking.

Jacob Butt

Jacob has worked for Convene IT since March 2018. He is currently an apprentice network engineer and enjoys learning and applying new skills within his job.  Outside of work Jacob enjoys anything to do with cars and spending time with friends.

Tom Sharples

Tom joined Convene IT in June 2018. Experience in supporting schools, small businesses and a top 100 law firm has given him a wide exposure to a variety of technologies.  As part of the install team Tom enjoys face to face visits with customers to assess and support their IT needs, educating each user on any faults found and advising them how they can get the best out of their solution. Away from the office, Tom loves cooking, Formula 1 and days out with his wife and two girls.


Peter Simpson

Peter joined the Convene IT Team in February 2019 after 22 years in a Local Government IT Support Role. This has given him  a broad range of Support skills.

He enjoys face to face customer visits and supporting Convene IT’s growing customer base.

Outside of work he enjoys sports and keeping fit, especially football. He has 2 childen and loves camping!!

Sam Dickinson

Sam joined the team in February 2019 as a Support Engineer. His main role is to assist customers with any issues they may experience.

He has always enjoyed working with computers and figuring out their many mysteries.

Outside of work Sam likes to game, play drums and spend time with his girlfriend and their two cats, Sir Alfred Hitchcat and Leonardo Dicatrio.


Jamie Cayton

Jamie joined the team at the start of June 2019. He is a networking graduate who enjoys all aspects of IT, especially getting hands on with different equipment. His previous role as a service desk analyst has given him great experience in speaking to customers and providing support. 

Outside of work Jamie is a huge gamer, reader and frequently visits the cinema. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Ian Austen

Ian joined the team in September 2019 and is based in our Manchester office. He has over 25 years’ experience in IT working with education, financial services and small business customers.


Karolina Dudek

Karolina joined Convene IT in January 2020. She is a recent game development graduate currently doing an infrastructure technician apprenticeship. She enjoys the challenges that come with the job and helping our customers.

In her free time she likes to play computer games and work on DIY projects, like building Warhammer figures or terrariums.




Adam Casey

Adam joined Convene IT in July 2020 as the Customer Relationship Manager, helping with any projects outside of the day to day IT fixes. With a history in sales, support and helpdesk he understands how to translate the technical into straight forward language that will make sense to everyone.

Outside of work Adam spends time with his wife and two kids and enjoys films, music and eating out.


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