Who we are

Who we are

Painted Red (formerly known as DGCS Limited) is an IT consultancy company working for customers across the UK.  Established in 1980, we have a wealth of experience in all areas
of IT.  With satellite offices in Lincolnshire, Berkshire and London, we are well placed to
service customers at any UK location.

At Painted Red, we pride ourselves on being able to make what is often considered to be a rather dull subject that little bit more interesting!  We have a varied customer base throughout the UK and Europe ranging from small companies to those with a turnover in excess of £500 million.

Painted Red can provide your company with solutions to all your IT requirements. From initial advice, through to full project delivery and providing your staff with the training they need to get the most from your investment. The ‘What we do‘ page provides more information on how Painted Red can help you.

Please view our general profiles by clicking on the links under our photographs, or view our full Resource Profiles using the links below:

Gary Alexander
Julia Wells
Kirk Vanderbijl

Meet the Team

Gary Alexander

Solutions Architect

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Gary Alexander

Gary joined Painted Red (formerly DGCS Limited) in 2002. Prior to that, Gary worked as IT Manager for Iron Mountain, who continue to be a customer of Painted Red today. In 2003, Gary became a Shareholder, and in 2007 acquired the company and became the Managing Director.

Gary has a wealth of experience in all areas of Project Management and Systems Implementation.  As a Solutions Architect, he has the ability to fully understand and interpret the Customer’s business requirements by always considering the wider picture. This is an invaluable skill that allows him to communicate fully and effectively with both Developers and End Users alike. It is imperative to your business that the team supporting your IT systems and processes understand exactly what is required. At Painted Red we pride ourselves on our experience in this area and the skills we have to deliver the right solution for you.

In addition, Gary once sang for the Queen!

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Julia Wells

IT Consultant

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Julia Wells

Julia joined the Painted Red team in 2010.  She brought with her substantial experience in end user training and support. Prior to joining Painted Red, Julia spent 10 years working in a law firm.  This experience gave her a broad knowledge of Legal Case Management Systems.

Julia has built very strong relationships with our customers, and is well known for her patience and calm persona during testing and “Go Live” scenarios. Julia is responsible for producing the documentation that accompanies any implementation, and has a particular flair for being able to provide guidance notes that are very specific to a user or department. Julia is also the voice of Painted Red as she provides the first line telephone support.

In addition, Julia once cycled across Cuba!

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Kirk Van Der Bijl

Lead Developer

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Kirk Van Der Bijl

Kirk joined Painted Red (formerly DGCS Limited) in 2005. Prior to that, Kirk was a Software Developer for the car service centre and repair industry. Kirk is Painted Red’s Lead Developer and resident genius. He has vast experience across multiple development environments and is very skilled at understanding a requirement and providing the right tool to do the job.

In addition, Kirk once dived with Great White Sharks!

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