About us

Cubic Interactive Ltd, an established independent software company, began life over  15 years ago when the three founders, Duncan Hartop, Daniel Logiudice and Blake Edwards  found themselves working together  at Broadway Malyan. They soon began debating the finer points of setting up their own business and it wasn’t long before discussion turned into action. They decided to make the leap and in 2001 established Cubic Interactive Ltd..

So Why AEC?

 Two Directors are Engineers and have worked in large Engineering practices. All three Directors met at a large Architectural practice, working in the IT department.

 What problems are specific to the AEC industry?

 The keys issues within the AEC relate to managing many types of projects from large complex projects to lots of  smaller projects. Trying to understand the profile of the project and budget can be challenging. Margins have been driven down in recent years, so accurate job costing has become a necessity to ensure the project doesn’t lose money. A key challenge with construction projects is not only having to deal with a client, but also working within a large team of Architects, Engineers, Consultants, QS’s etc This is different to the standard supplier/customer relationship.

 Why do we love helping the AEC industry so much?

 It’s an industry we understand and enjoy helping to make run more profitably. Architects are very visual and enjoy the design side of running a project but often require help on the financial side and Rapport3 aids in this.

A small office on Charing Cross Road in London bore witness to their first years, when the team of three began by developing bespoke intranet systems. However they soon saw that, with their experience of the professional services and construction industry coupled with their software development expertise, they could develop an innovative practice management solution that met the needs of construction professionals much better than products already on the market. Rapport3 was born.

Since then, the team has grown (and are based in much nicer offices!) and Cubic Interactive continues to develop Rapport3, focusing on meeting the changing needs of their clients within the  AEC industy.

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Daniel LoGiudice
Director
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Duncan Hartop
Director
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Blake Edwards
Director
Aman Agrawal
Aman Agrawal
Senior Software Developer
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Will Blackburn
Software Support Manager
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Liam Booth
Software Support Consultant
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Bruce Bottomley
Technical Author
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Matt Bowden
Senior Web Developer
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Danielle Cahill
Consultant (Operations)
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Sandi Cant
Financial Controller
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Steve Cherrill
Project Manager / Implementation consultant
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Mark Creamer
Consultant (EMEA)
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Charles de Voil
Consultant
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Phil Grosset
Product Development Manager
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Alex Leslie
Integrations Developer
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Tim Morrison
Senior Developer
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Kevin Sherratt
Senior Software Developer
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Chris Tobin
Software Support Consultant
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Daniel LoGiudice Director

Daniel is one of the founders of Cubic Interactive and has been playing a role in shaping the organisation’s direction since the beginning in 2001. Before starting up Cubic Interactive with fellow Directors Duncan and Blake, he spent five years in IT at Broadway Malyan and was involved in everything from development to implementation, but now heads up sales and marketing. “I love meeting new companies and helping them analyse their business using Rapport3, as well as listening to customers and coming up with new features to meet their needs. Running and being in control of a business and coming up with wacky future plans is fun too – many don’t work, but occasionally we get it right!” When not in the office or out and about meeting clients, you can find him spending time with his wife Emma and new son Henry or, if he can find the time, looking up at the sky or down at the ground – either to gaze at the stars through his telescope, or at bugs from his pond through his microscope. He’s also passionate about travelling and adventure, usually cramming far too much into a short holiday. He once travelled from New York to Florida by train – for a day trip!

Duncan Hartop Director

Duncan is one of the three founders of Cubic Interactive, and has helped run the business along with Daniel and Blake since 2001. His career has seen him working in IT in various areas of the construction industry for the last 26 years, from consulting engineers and architects to contractors. Before starting up Cubic Interactive, he spent several years at Broadway Malyan as IT Director but today oversees all operational activities across Cubic Interactive. Running a company is a time-consuming business, but when he’s not making sure operations are running as smoothly as possible at Cubic, Duncan likes to get away from the daily grind by getting into the country for a bit of cycling or hill walking. He’s also bit of a petrol-head and loves all things automotive – car chat will always be a winner!

Blake Edwards Director

Blake founded Cubic alongside Duncan and Daniel.  After graduating as a Structural Engineer from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh he worked for Whitby and Bird as a Design Engineer, working  on a number of prestigious office and residential projects in Mayfair, London. The move to Broadway Malyan to pursue his love of software development was where he designed and developed their ground breaking Business Management System. This system became the forerunner of our Rapport system. Blake has been with Cubic for 13 years and now heads up our support office in Harrogate “I love dealing with our customers on a daily basis. I have developed many fantastic working relationships over the years. I relish the challenge of writing intuitive software that really solves problems for our customers” When not working, he enjoys Sailing Yachts with family and friends in the UK and abroad. He also has a passion for flying aeroplanes and viewing the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside from the air. A man of many talents, Blake also plays guitar in a band who perform in a number of local pubs.

Aman Agrawal Senior Software Developer

Aman is the newest member of the team, joining the team in our Harrogate office as a Senior Software Developer.  

Aman has been professionally developing software for 10 years in a diverse range of industries such as Financial Services, Out of Home Advertising and now AEC.  His love affair with Technology goes way back from dabbling with robotics during his academic career, to spending the past 15 years writing software ranging from small tools and apps for his own usage to complex enterprise applications in professional settings.  

“I love working on software/solution architecture of complex applications which I am getting to work on at Cubic, the joy for me comes more from working on them than actually solving them because I believe that’s where the learning really happens”

Outside of work Aman can be found fulfilling his other passion of Outdoor Photography and will usually be found hiking up and down the fells and woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales or Lakes finding that elusive frame. See Aman’s award-winning landscape photos here.

Will Blackburn Software Support Manager

Will has been with Cubic Interactive  since the beginning of 2014. Before becoming a member of Team Cubic, he was responsible for all IT for a large veterinary practice, including the management of all hardware and networks across their 14 sites and the training for over 100 staff. He also drove the implementation of one of the firstcloud based solutions for a veterinary practice, helping to make the business more efficient.  Will really enjoys being part of the team. “I really enjoy the challenge of delving into new technical problems and working with the clients. The clients are all very friendly and the office environment here is brilliant, with plenty of support from my colleagues.A keen gamer, when not in the office means he is constantly keeping up to speed with new technology and gadgets.

Liam Booth Software Support Consultant

Before Liam joined the team at Cubic Interactive, he worked for a solicitors in the mortgage industry for 3 years  – until he was offered a position in the IT team as an Application Support Specialist.  Liam’s role involved handling help desk queries, supporting case management systems, looking after servers and services.  He also learnt how to use SQL to build reports and deploy them into the reporting system. “I like that the Cubic team make you feel like a valued member of the business.  No two days are the same and there is always something new to help out with.  I love that I get to use up to date tech and that Cubic are using the latest Cloud and Web Technology”. In his spare time Liam likes fixing things, whether it’s a broken laptop or leaking washing machine, pass him a screwdriver and he will take a look!  He is also a keen photographer of landscapes and wildlife, but also enjoys shooting anything of interest or unusual especially when in other countries.  To see some of Liam’s work click on the link https://www.flickr.com/photos/liamjames91 

Bruce Bottomley Technical Author

After graduating from the University of Northumbria, Bruce’s career first took him into the automotive industry where he worked as marketing assistant. While busy producing product catalogues and thinking up ways to expand product ranges, he gained his Diploma in Marketing before deciding to take his career in a different direction, moving into the world of newspaper publishing – until Cubic Interactive came knocking on his door! He’s kept pretty busy at Cubic, but in his spare time he’s an avid collector of vinyl records (the more obscure the artist the better!) and is passionate about books – Edward Abbey, John Muir and Ismail Kadare are particular favourites. He’s been with Cubic Interactive for three years now and loves being a part of Team Cubic and Rapport3. “I like working as part of a small, vibrant, friendly company which has an excellent product and where everyone has real ‘can do and will do’ attitude to constantly keeping Rapport3 ahead of the game. I enjoy the challenge of trying to keep the support documentation up to date and user friendly, and it’s good to know something that I have written might have helped someone solve a problem without the need to raise a ticket’.

Matt Bowden Senior Web Developer

Matt joined Cubic Interactive very recently in March 2014. Starting out with the British Library working on their digital document initiative; Matt then went on to work for William Hill Sportsbook, ‘Harrogate Advertiser’, and then The ‘Yorkshire Post’ as a Web Developer. Before joining Cubic Interactive he worked for an Insurance company as a software developer. “Cubic has a great friendly relaxed atmosphere. Since we have a small team you can manage your own project from start to finish which gives you great design freedom and enables you to produce something really special. It is also the only place I’ve ever worked where there is an official office dog – weird but cool!” Outside of work, Matt is a big fan of the NFL and has obsessively followed the San Francisco 49ers across the US for over twenty five years. He hopes to get back and watch them play again later this year.

Danielle Cahill Consultant (Operations)

Danielle brings a wealth of experience to her role.  After graduating with a degree in Commerce and Italian from the University College in Dublin, Danielle qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent 4 years working in Financial services for Deloitte. She has since worked in Financial roles for Harvey Nichols and more recently within the AEC Industry for Purcell (Architects) and Louise Bradley (Interior Designers) Danielle is really looking forward to overseeing the Operations and helping clients make the most of Rapport3. “My role allows me to combine my skills in Finance and Project Management across an Industry I am passionate about. Having worked in two companies that use Rapport3, it has given me a very good insight in to how the system works in practice. This will hopefully allow me to have a greater understanding of the needs and demands of our clients” When not dealing with all things financial, Danielle has an interest in Fashion, Art & Design and has just completed a year long course in Interior Design.  A keen snowboarder and surfer, she enjoys keeping fit and partaking in outdoor activities –  not to mention being kept busy running around after her daughter Ava who is nearly a year old. Danielle has travelled extensively around the world over the past 15 years and even managed to keep up to speed with her Bi Lingual skills after a year long stint living in Milan.

Sandi Cant Financial Controller

Sandi has been with Cubic Interactive for around 8 years.  As a freelance book keeper she has dealt with a wide spectrum of accounts from graphic design agencies, a children’s organic clothing, accessories and hairdressing company and a structured Finance management company. “I like the fact there is a happy, easy going atmosphere here – even when everyone is frantically heading towards deadlines. I think this reflects on our relationship with our clients, we get the job done but we are also an approachable company too The Team Cubic Christmas dinner event is always something to look forward to as well!” An adventurer at heart, Sandi makes the most of her free time horse riding, snow shoeing, and practising her target shooting . She loves travelling and especially enjoys exploring the Pacific.

Steve Cherrill Project Manager / Implementation consultant

Steve joined us as a Project Manager/Implementation consultant in the final quarter of 2015. He brings a wealth of software experience from business analysis, project management and implementation consultancy – even the odd bit of development work.

Software experience is certainly something he has being involved in a range of projects lasting for 4 days to even a project in the ‘billions of pounds’ range.

“I enjoy transposing the businesses objectives into the software solution incorporating process improvement and cultural change”

Steve also enjoys combing the physical and the mental; interests include running, swimming, various courses and he also highly recommends TED talks (https://www.ted.com/).

Mark Creamer Consultant (EMEA)

Mark joined Cubic Interactive 4 years ago. Although he initially began his career in Jig & Tooland Press tool design, he soon moved into the sales environment and when he joined Team Cubic he brought with him 25 years of sales experience in the AEC industries. He’s always lived by the water and has a passion for all water-based activities, getting out onto the water as often has he can and getting involved with as many water sports as possible from boating to water-skiing and wakeboarding. A very sociable person, the most important part of Cubic Interactive to Mark is the people. “Cubic Interactive are a small focused team of dedicated staff who really enjoy the business. I enjoy working with a team of professionals who are not only good at what they do, but are very entertaining – both inside and outside the work environment!”

Charles de Voil Consultant

Charles joins the team bringing  over 30 years  of Industry experience.  After graduating university in the early 90’s with an Engineering Degree, IT sales was the 1st job Charles was offered,  and he has been doing it ever since; working with leading software companies such as Auto desk,  Graitec and Newforma helping them develop business in the Manufacturing and AEC markets.

Charles is really excited to be part of the team at  Cubic and he is looking forward to working with leading industry clients,

“My new role at Cubic is great fun as I get to work with some of the best UK and International Architects and Engineers, helping them improve their business systems and manage change.”

Charles loves living on the South coast and he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 2 young boys and doing  outdoor activities.  A keen cyclist, Charles has found it has enabled him to combine business with pleasure and this year he proudly completed the 4 day London to Amsterdam ride raising money for the Teenage Cancer trust alongside 50 other AEC industry cyclists.

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Phil Grosset Product Development Manager

Phil spent many years working in the Education and IT sectors, before joining Cubic Interactive in September 2014. He brings his wide ranging experience of database and web development at companies such as Intel and Compaq. As a teacher, he also has experience getting teenagers interested in Shakespeare and databases (not necessarily in the same lesson!). “I’m really pleased to be working in such a friendly team, at an exciting time for the company. There are lots of big developments ahead, and I feel I’m in the right place at the right time.” Outside of work, Phil is a novelist and musician, and an appreciator of the finer points of malt loaf.

Alex Leslie Integrations Developer

Alex joined the team at Cubic Interactive at the beginning of 2017.  Alex graduated from  Sheffield Hallam University with a 1st Class Honours degree in Software Engineering. Since then he has worked in a variety of development roles predominantly in the CRM and ERP arenas. Alex’s experience has seen him work with a wide range of application integrations including  Sage 50, Sage 200, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce and SharePoint to name a few!

He is looking forward to bringing in a new level of expertise in application integration to Cubic Interactive and push forwards with developing new and existing the Rapport3 integration modules.

“It’s great working in a small and experienced team and being able to take full ownership of the Rapport3 integration modules”

In his spare time Alex is a keen runner (not necessarily quick!) and has taken part in multiple 10k and half marathon events. Most notably the Great North Run.

Tim Morrison Senior Developer

Tim joined us as Senior Developer based in our Harrogate office in February 2017.

Tim has extensive software development and architecture experience previously working for top organisations such as London Underground, The Metropolitan Police, the European Space Agency (Rome), and Bet365.

Tim started off his career studying Electronic and Digital Design in the 80’s, during this time he also worked on weapons systems for the Tornado fighter aircraft.

Tim is an accomplished .Net veteran using it since the early beta days, he now specialises in enterprise scale .Net development and Application Architecture, with a focus on responsiveness, security and scalability.

Outside of the office Tim enjoys a wide range of activities and when at home can be caught catching up on episodes of  Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, listening to music (he likes it loud and heavy!) or partaking in his love of art where he enjoys drawing in “Hyper-Realism” style.

These days however, looking after his smallholding just outside Harrogate seems to take all of his spare time. Tim’s mini farm consists of a pig called “Sausage”, 11 chickens, 3 geese, 2 dogs and 2 cats (with seven legs between them).

Tim is also a keen and experienced biker, and having lived on the Isle of Man for 8 years, is still hopeful for a place in the TT.

Fun Fact: Tim has a very famous Uncle in a very famous band!

 

Kevin Sherratt Senior Software Developer

Kevin has enjoyed a varied and rewarding career which has included working with Information Management systems through to developing e- commerce websites and scheduling digital television systems. Starting out at the  University of Lancaster, Kevin studied Computer Science and Software Engineering. After graduating with a first class honours degree, Kevin rapidly integrated himself as a staff member within the IT department of the University. Kevin’s recent work includes development of several e-commerce websites for well known, high-street brands as well as a mental health records system utilised by many NHS services around the country. This self confessed ‘Jack of all trades’ has certainly been around but already sees Cubic as a great step up in his career and the perfect place to utilise his skills “Coming from a varied background, the AEC industry is an education, it’s new and exciting for me and it’s clear the team are passionate about the product and constantly striving to develop it further” When not in front of a computer screen, you can find Kevin outside tending to his home grown produce. “I have 8 different apple trees in the garden, two of them grafted by myself from Yorkshire varieties; along with these I have 3 pear trees, a nectarine, a cherry and a fig tree with a plethora of vegetables during the summer months” Kevin is also an avid music fan and has even developed his own Music app for windows 8.1 . looks like Kevin is a man with many talents!

Chris Tobin Software Support Consultant

Chris is one of the newest members of the team and joining the support team in Harrogate suits him down to the  ground considering how passionate he is about all things tech. He has worked in various areas of the IT industry from infrastructure to software, supporting, configuring, fixing and maintaining a range of devices from servers to tablets.

Chris enjoys what he does as there is always something to learn and new problems to be solved.

“Cubic has a great working environment where you can learn, support, use and implement the latest technologies such as cloud and web applications”

In his spare time, Chris likes to travel as much as he can and explore new cities and cultures. Rome is one of his favourite places.

Chris also enjoys long hikes when the weather is nice around the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Monty The Office Dog

Like his predecessor Will, Monty the Chocolate Labrador enjoys nothing more than exploring the Yorkshire countryside with his family. Super-chilled out, Monty can be found either sleeping under Blake’s desk, working on his plans for world domination in his secret lab, or begging food from his office mates; usually the newest most unsuspecting members of the team.