About Us - Established 1992
Steve Robinson originally formed his first company in 1983 “STROBE Software”, which
was then specifically aimed at the home computer market developing software products
for both the entertainment and educational sectors. In 1984 Steve joined an office
equipment company `Barrow Office Equipment (BOE)' in order to concentrate on the
industrial and business computer markets developing many vertical market applications.
Steve left BOE in 1986 to concentrate on technical authorship and systems analysis.
During this period a comprehensive computer systems course was undertaken at Howard
Street College in order to expand his knowledge of computing and ultimately became
a member of a professional body: `The British Computer Society'.
In 1988 Steve purchased the computer department from BOE after the new owners realised
that computer hardware and software needed an in-depth knowledge and expertise for
the computer industry to succeed. BOE had endured modest success in selling equipment
but found difficulty in supporting the sales with present staff that could only offer
tuition and advice on current software developments and found difficulty in carrying
out modifications and enhancements to existing equipment and software.
Steve who had been working as a systems analyst and programmer on projects for BNFL
and other renowned companies was already looking to restart his own business and
was confident that he could provide computerised solutions to many local businesses.
Steve took on the full technical support and computer development role from BOE and
they had found the answer to a problem that had recently limited the commitment to
sales of computer systems with pre-developed and standard 'off the shelf' packages.
The company has now become a family business and now is known as Remtek stemming
from the words Remote Technology and over the years Remtek have developed software
solutions specifically for and in conjunction with a number of different types of
businesses throughout Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and London. The variety of users
now extends from shops who wish to keep strict control of stocks, window manufacturers
that need to be able to design, price up any style of window and produce manufacturing
details all within minutes, through to industrial suppliers and distributors that
need to maintain stock levels at the optimum to service their clients whilst not
holding too much stock that will tie up valuable capital.
Remtek now maintain services to numerous clients that use the company's standard
stock-control, sales invoicing, purchase and sales ledger accounts system, and have
carried out enhancements for clients who require their package to operate in a particular
fashion to suit their individual type of trade or profession. Although the company
has a range of "standard" software packages, it is quick to realise that each client
is different even though many of the functional requirements are similar to other
users - this is where the company can offer individual attention to detail and enhance
the "standard" to meet the most critical of requirements up to and including the
requirements of BS5750 and the European ISO9000+.