Our Story

The HBP Group: HBP Systems, Kamarin Computers and Jugo Systems.

The HBP Group came together via HBP Systems, who were founded in 1991 by Sue Dixon and David Smith. Sue and David then went on to acquire both Kamarin Computers before Kamarin acquired Jugo Systems in 2020 to complete the group in its current form. Throughout our history, we have always valued our people and the culture we create because, after all, our people are what makes us who we are.

 

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Get to know us a little better…

We provide IT Solutions, Accounts and ERP software and EPOS systems at The HBP Group, which is made up of HBP Systems Ltd, Kamarin Computers Ltd and Jugo Systems. HBP have offices in Scunthorpe and Hull, Kamarin in Cambridgeshire and Jugo in Hampshire.

Between us, we cover the vast majority of the UK and work under The HBP Group name to provide a seamless service between our northern and southern offices.

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Meet Our C-Suite

Our senior leadership team is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of The HBP Group. They are instrumental in fostering an outstanding workplace environment and spearheading the growth and success of our organisation.

Phil Denham

Chief Revenue Officer

Phil has a primary focus on enhancing market awareness of The HBP Group’s offerings and generating new business opportunities. His responsibilities include marketing and providing support to the business development and account management teams.

Joanne Partridge

Chief Executive Officer

Joanne orchestrates the strategic direction to ensure the realisation of our company’s vision, mission and objectives. Her role is pivotal in liaising with the people, finance and business development teams to oversee the principal commercial aspects of the organisation.

George Smith

Chief Commercial Officer

George combines his role as Managing Director of Kamarin Computers with his duties as the Chief Commercial Officer for The HBP Group. He is integral to our business development, product strategy and the delivery of services for our software solutions.

Tony Pearson

Chief Service Delivery Officer

Tony is crucial in shaping the strategic trajectory of The HBP Group. He manages customer relationships and supervises the contract renewal operations, ensuring that our solutions continually meet client needs throughout their engagement with us.

Meet Our Senior Leadership Team

Our leadership team is deeply involved in managing key projects and teams across the organisation, playing a crucial role in ensuring that we achieve our strategic goals. They lead from the front, directly overseeing initiatives within The HBP Group, aligning project objectives with our broader business targets.

Rachelle Gray

Group Software Services Director

Rachelle Gray is responsible for the oversight of our software service delivery teams, ensuring that The HBP Group maintains exemplary customer service standards via our service desk and professional services teams, consistently.

Nik Howarth

Group IT Services Director

Nik is responsible for our IT service teams at The HBP Group, including the service desk and professional service teams. His role focuses on ensuring we deliver excellent service to our end users at all times.

Sarah Sutherland

Group People Director

Sarah Sutherland leads both the finance and people teams, whilst also spearheading the overall People strategy at The HBP Group. Her leadership ensures that our organisation is not only a premier workplace but also supports each team member’s development and wellbeing.

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Lee Drew

Jugo Systems MD

Lee Drew is the Managing Director of Jugo Systems and a vital contributor to The HBP Group, particularly in our EPOS products, KCPOS and VisiSoft. His extensive involvement ranges from business development to strategic input into product development.

Why Work For Us?Working at The HBP Group

 
An important part of working at The HBP Group is feeling part our of vision as a business. That means being kept informed on our progress and ultimately feeling proud of working for the business. Your feeling about The HBP Group will be influenced by all 8 Best Companies™ factors and we take specific steps to ensure you are clear on what the company stands for, as well as providing your with opportunities to feel part of everything we do.
 
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Recognition is important to motivate you, in all roles in the company. In the past 5 years, I’ve been rewarded with trips to Iceland, Hungary, Marrakech and Crete!

Everyone gets the chance to celebrate success as a team and individual. It’s good to be appreciated and know you are valued.

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Richard Joined 1994 | The HBP Group

The emphasis on personal growth makes working here fulfilling. Being able to see your personal contribution to the company’s success and the impact of my work first hand is immensely rewarding.

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Rachel Joined 2019 | The HBP Group

It was clear when I joined how devoted the SLT are when it comes to creating a positive work environment. From monthly 1-1’s, to team lunches, there is always an opportunity to share your thoughts and develop relationships, which make coming to work something to look forward to.

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Lauren Joined 2023 | The HBP Group

We have a little bit of history…

A little glimpse into the history of The HBP Group.

 

HBP Systems is Founded 1991

In 1991, following a management buyout of Humber Business Products, HBP Systems was founded by Sue Dixon and David Smith. HBP Systems would go on to become the founding member of The HBP Group but began life as a specialist accounts software supplier based in Scunthorpe.

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Joanne Partridge Joins HBP 1992

Joanne Partridge, our Managing Director, joined HBP Systems in 1992 as a receptionist on a YTS scheme (now known as an apprenticeship). She went on to work in virtually every department and role within HBP Systems and is pictured here with her fellow Director Tony Pearson.

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Pegasus Opera Is Added To Our Product Portfolio 1993

In the 1990s we became one of the fastest growing Pegasus Partners in the UK. Although not related at the time, HBP Systems and Kamarin Computers (who would later join forces as The HBP Group) were both heavily involved in the launch of Pegasus Opera, a new accounting package which would become one of the most well used pieces of software by small and medium sized businesses in the UK.

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Is this the start of your journey with us?

You’ve heard all about us, but we’d love to hear about you! If you are passionate about technology and you’d help us on our mission to create exceptional customer experiences by utilising industry-leading solutions and
processes, we would love to hear from you…

 

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