Meet the Team

Empowering Teams with Digital Shift Transitions and Transparency: Uncover the Shift Handover Story and Team Behind It.

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The team at Christmas

Meet the Team Behind Shift Handover

Shift Handover is a product by Target Information Systems Ltd. As the direct developers, we’re located in Barnsley, UK, focusing on intuitive software solutions for all business sizes. Our passionate team aims to streamline processes, boost productivity and bring magic to your workday with cutting-edge cloud-based automation tools. We listen, discuss, and tailor award-winning digital business solutions just for you.

At Shift Handover,  our mission is to help businesses maintain continuity, elevate safety, improve efficiency and foster collaboration with seamless handovers. Supported by our vision, to organise business information in the simplest and most useful way possible, we developed the user intuitive, cloud-based Shift Handover system.


The Target Story So Far…

A Legacy Founded on Innovation, Automation and Collaboration…

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Phil Atkinson begins his journey in engineering programming.

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Phil starts working with Internet technologies, recognising their potential for businesses.

Meanwhile, in Huddersfield UK,  Daryl Greensill earns his degree in Computer Science.


Daryl’s leads a career developing internet-based software, at his chosen company. Here he meets Phil, and they enjoy a successful working partnership, tackling lots of large-scale internet application projects for blue-chip companies.


Daryl has gained valuable experience in internet software development and becomes a Senior Developer after eight years.

Phil delves into mainstream computer programming and technical consultancy.

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Phil & Daryl establish Target Information Systems Limited, Phil as Managing Director and Daryl as Technical Director.

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Coca Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) contacts Target for a new project to gain control of contracts at Wakefield Operations. They build and implement the Accord contract management system. CCEP Wakefield successfully plan, save and add value using Accord’s automation, alerts and business intelligence tools.

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Seven years later, CCEP Wakefield and Target launch digital tools for contractor compliance and safety. One rainy day in Yorkshire, January 17th: Phil and Daryl unveil Verature Contractor Management System supported by a kickass new mission: ensuring contractors arrive safe, work safe and stay safe.

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Developed through work with clients such as Wellcome Trust and UCL, Target launches its shift activity and communication tool: Shift Handover

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Phil and Daryl’s vision and expertise in technology drives innovation and ensures Target remains at the forefront of cloud-based technology solutions. They continue to grow their small team in Daryl’s hometown of Barnsley. Phil leading the commercial, while Daryl guides our technical teams, delivering cutting-edge solutions and best-in-class customer service to our amazing clients.

Target Values…

Clarity, Credibility, Consistency, Community, and a Competitive Approach.

We prioritise clarity by being transparent about our prices, identity and capabilities.

Our credibility is demonstrated through our impressive client base and successful projects with renowned brands.

Consistency is important to us, ensuring that our words, deliveries and available information are always aligned.

As a community, we value family and consider our clients an integral part of it.

Lastly, we are committed to a competitive approach, always aiming to deliver the best results in the most cost-effective ways for our clients.


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Target Passions…

Charity, Sustainability, Community and Growth

We annually donate to local charities and food banks, encourage team members to fundraise and grant an extra day of leave for staff’s charitable endeavours.

Sustainability  is a priority, with 100% renewable-powered software and eco-friendly products. Our staff benefit from EV car salary sacrifice schemes, aligning with our 0% carbon emissions goal by 2025.

Growth: is paramount. We foster professional development, assisting our team in obtaining certifications, MBA’s and degrees.

Community engagement is central to us from our Barnsley, South Yorkshire base. We offer opportunities to local students and youth, aiding their tech careers, with 50% of our Developers starting as apprentices.


Meet The Innovators

Introducing the Team Behind the Magic at Shift Handover

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Phil Atkinson

Managing Director

Superhero: driving force for the company by day, inspirational ‘work dad’ by night. Rooted in family & Church life, Phil brings a unique perspective to problem-solving. Clients appreciate his personalised approach, while colleagues admire his ability to foster a collaborative work environment.

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Daryl Greensill

Technical Director

Daryl brings dry humour, logical thinking & vast experience to the team. He excels in problem-solving, by identifying root causes & surpassing user expectations. Daryl’s proudest achievement is the success of our Barnsley team, delivering outstanding support to amazing clients.

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Robert Ellam

Production Director

Rob has made invaluable contributions to the team over the past decade, excelling in high-profile, technically challenging projects, & providing dedicated guidance and mentoring to junior team members. He draws inspiration from his grandfather’s wisdom: ‘Life is a mountain to climb, not a beach to walk on’.


April Waddington

Sales and Marketing Director

April, inspired by Elon Musk, brings a trailblazing mindset to her work at Target. As a dedicated grafter, she excels in working with clients who are eager for innovative solutions. With her commitment to authentic living & personal growth, April’s perspective is both unique & invaluable to the Target team.

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Kerry Brady

Finance Manager

Kerry has been an integral part of the Target family since 2010. A dedicated mum of triplets, Kerry embodies resilience, adaptability & excellent multitasking skills. With her extensive experience & expertise in financial management, Kerry ensures the company stays on track.


James Cole

Account Manager

Client whisperer, James, brings his down to earth Yorkshire humour & work ethic (not unlike Jane Mcdonald, he would say!) with years of industry knowledge to the table. His experience in software consultancy & proactive nature makes him a trusted partner in delivering exceptional service & building lasting client relationships.

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Paula Casterton

Office Manager

With many strings to her bow, Paula is a solution-oriented & skilled ISO Auditer & a Mental Health First Aider.  Her nurturing spirit, exceptional problem-solving skills & ability to create a harmonious work atmosphere make her an indispensable part of the Target family.

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Josh Henighan

Senior Software Developer

Josh has been a member of the Target team since 2016, bringing a unique perspective to problem-solving. Inspired by his love for kickboxing, he approaches challenges with discipline & precision. His ability to see the bigger picture & explore multiple solutions make him an asset to the team.

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Will Roy

Software Developer

Will has extensive experience here at Target. He has a deep-rooted love for game development & puzzle-solving, particularly with the Rubik’s cube, which has strongly influenced his career in software development & makes him a valuable asset in our team.


Harrison Fenton-Fearn

Software Developer

Harrison enjoyed solving puzzles & exploring technology in his youth, leading to a unique skill set that enables him to think outside the box. With a patient & adaptable nature, Harrison offers valuable insights in complex problem-solving & creates innovative solutions for clients.


Ellie Fowkes

Sales and Marketing Assistant

For Ellie, success is giving her all & continuous learning. She thrives on the hybrid flexibility & creative freedom in her role. Her dream team? The Kardashian/Jenner, empire-building women. Guided by “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” she’d advise her younger self to worry less about others’ opinions.


James Astell

Junior Software Developer

James is our newest addition with a contagious enthusiasm for coding. Fuelled by his lifelong fascination with space & the unknown, he is passionate about innovation & pushing boundaries. James is thrilled to be part of a team that values creativity, growth & a commitment to excellence.

Perks that make Mondays at Target feel like Fun-days

Pension, Bonuses and Annual Reviews

Contributory Pension Scheme to save for the future, team bonuses and annual salary reviews to ensure our team feel valued and rewarded today.

Wellbeing support

Mental Health First Aider, Wellbeing Calls and Support

Progression and CPD

Career Progression Opportunities and Supported Continued Professional Development

Healthy work/life balance

A Hybrid Working Culture provides the best of both worlds to promote a healthy balance.


25 Days Holidays plus all Bank Holidays; because relaxing and rejuvenating throughout the year is important.


Free Office Refreshments and Treats, Advent Calendars at Christmas and Choccy Treats at Easter

Celabratory Team Meals and Activities

Beyond the Christmas Social, we enjoy regular team get-togethers to celebrate all achievements, big and small!

Parking Permits

Town centre parking permits provided to staff.

Mobile Phone Benefit

Phone expenses covered!

Don’t just take our word for it…

Our clients think we’re awesome too…

“We have been working with Target since 2010 and they provide a business information management system to our site. I can confirm that their response times to support requests for upgrade or issues is better than excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Target to you; they are more like work colleagues than contractors.”

“We’ve found the Target company very easy to work with, the coding is excellent and the system itself is self-explanatory; it is working exactly how we envisaged for this first phase, and we can’t wait to roll it out around the Estate.”

“Target’s expertise was the deciding factor; as we wanted a system that was flexible and adaptable to meet our needs if processes were to change. Target have proven to be specialists in their field. Providing expert services to ensure we get the functionality we need from our new system. No job is too big or too small for them, the support services are always fast, friendly and helpful.”

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