About us

We combine over 150 years' experience of setting up, running and managing logistics & supply chain operations, and extensive experience in software development coupled with an obsession for understanding and developing logistic technologies.

Where would we be without people? They must come first. They should be an organisations most prized asset.

Vigo Software is an independent, privately owned UK business with over 30 years experience in the logistics software market.

With over 3500 users, we are continually driving product innovation backed by our in-house people, who are from both the technology and logistics sectors.

Designed with your business in mind we appreciate that you need smart products that fit your requirements and solve your issues.

We never take anything for granted, taking the time to understand individual problems and your need for experienced support.

The Vigo team of industry professionals are constantly striving to improve all aspects of our products and services, ensuring that the solutions we provide are best practice and at the forefront of technology.

Darren Cronshaw, Managing Director

I am the Managing Director and Owner of Vigo Software, providing logistics software solutions to the UK market place.

Over the last 25 years I have devoted all of my working life to the logistics and supply chain sector. I was a shareholder of a very successful 3PL business that utilised the Vigo products and services.

I strongly believe that the investment in Vigo technology helped deliver substantial growth, profitability and improved service levels.

After selling Atchison Topeka Transport and Warehousing in 2011, I wanted to work for the industry and help businesses thrive in a very competitive market. After spending 2 years consulting it was clear that the logistics sector needs capable, innovative technology partners. So I joined Vigo Software and became the majority shareholder.

With over 350 clients and several thousand users and growing, we have a fantastic opportunity to drive innovation, listen to our customers and design technology solutions that deliver real benefit to the industry.

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What we do:

We design, build and provide software & hardware for the logistics, haulage, warehouse and pallet network markets within the UK.

We combine over 150 years' experience of setting up, running and managing logistics & supply chain operations. Our extensive experience in software development, coupled with an obsession for understanding and developing logistics technologies makes us a market leader.

Nothing beats having a chat. We understand how busy you are, but if time is your constraint, let us get some of that back for you. Let’s grab a coffee for an initial discussion or email me at darren.cronshaw@vigosoftware.com to book in a suitable time and let’s start the conversation.

Keith Taylor, Vigo Software Founder

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Recruited as a programmer from University in the mid 60s by ICT, the UK competition to IBM, I worked on mainframes that were closed down on Friday afternoon for maintenance and had 5 megabyte hard disk drives the size of a two-drawer filing cabinet. Even then the capability of IT impressed me.

In 1982, frustrated by a large company that did not seem to be dealing with the arrival of ’microcomputers’, which later became formalised by IBM calling them PCs (personal computers), I ventured out on my own.

Three years later we were exhibiting as usual at an annual NEC show called ‘Which Computer’. As well as software on our stand we had a Sanyo computer called the 555 (five in Japanese is pronounced ‘GO’) for £999. A direct competitor to the IBM PC priced at over £2500 this obviously generated a lot of interest.

One visitor to the stand was forming a nationwide network to distribute parcels. In those days you could run a parcel distribution site from a garden shed or garage, employing a man with a white van and a dog (the dog was optional). The company wished to revise this image and to set up a professional operation involving over 50 already firmly-established traders.

My experience as project manager for a major UK tea distributor providing (on a mainframe) a system communicating from headquarters to 27 sites throughout the UK provided a basis for designing and implementing a PC-based overnight network system.

Those were early days in electronic telecommunication and whilst data was transmitted by modem, the vehicles still brought their data in on floppy disk in case the modem connection had failed.

32 years on and things are very different. Pallet and parcel carriers, hauliers and groupage providers now use the Internet which has made global communication available to everyone.

I have handed Vigo over to younger minds but I enjoy involvement in IT and am still amazed by what the management team are designing and developing. Some things really are the stuff of science fiction.

For example: major ongoing Vigo development embraces Cloud technology. A Vigo user can have immediate access to crucial information about their organisation and the ability to control the necessary actions from anywhere in the world using any device such as a phone, palmtop, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Amazing!

The Vigo Management Team

The Vigo management team is made up of seasoned indivduals who seek to define Vigo as a world class company delivering logistics software and related services. Our vision is to optimise our clients business processes through the use of our products and services, whilst becoming the industry standard in supply chain and logistics software

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Darren Cronshaw

Managing Director
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David Maiden

Head of New Product Development
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Jade Milne

Account Manager
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Rob Kucharski

IT Projects Manager
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Martin Hall

Non Executive Director
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Natalie Taylor

Community Director
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Adrian Smith

Account Manager
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Sian Milne

Support Manager
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Scott Waters

Business Development Director
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Ian Thomason

Operations Director
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Chris Dallow

Product Manager
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Andrew Walchester

Technical Director
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Rebecca Taylor

Finance Manager
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Sue Walton

HR Manager

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The Vigo team of industry professionals are constantly striving to improve all aspects of our products and services, ensuring that the solutions we provide are best practice and at the forefront of technology.

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