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Meet The Team

Who We Are

The Equinox team consists of a group of talented multi-disciplined individuals who pride themselves on delivering a best in class service to their clients. Our team is split into a number of sub-teams that assist with various aspects of the business.
The Support Team help with all Subscriber questions, they also provide training and help with configuration of the system.
The Migration Team help new Subscribers get their data onto the system and help facilitate a smooth transition to our system.
The Development Team build new features into the product and keep the system running, managing servers and providing frequent performance improvements.
The Sales and Marketing Team assist any prospective Subscribers and manage our website and image.
Justin Gallagher

Justin Gallagher

Executive Chairman

Justin has a BEng and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD in Robotics and is also a qualified patent administrator.

Justin is responsible for leading the development and execution of Work AnyWare’s vision and strategy. Along with managing the effective financial analysis and allocation of resources, Justin is also responsible for the effective execution of corporate responsibility.

Justin lived and worked for over four years in Japan as a system designer and speaks reasonable Japanese. In his spare time Justin enjoys training in the martial art of Shodokan Aikido, in which he holds a 4th Dan black belt and has competed nationally and internationally. He also enjoys playing the guitar, ukulele and trombone.

Charlie Foote

Charlie Foote


Charlie has an MA from Cambridge University.

After university he trained as a computer programmer and systems analyst and worked in a number of top IT companies. He has spent many years designing computer systems and in particular has designed four case management systems. Charlie has also founded a number of business including founding one of the UK's largest firms of Patent Attorneys.

Charlie is interested in the progress of Equinox and helping to build it into the practice management product of choice for IP firms of all types and size, throughout the world.

Outside of work Charlie enjoys cycle touring, city breaks in Europe and involvement with his expanding family.

Tom Parish

Tom Parish

Commerical Director

Tom, originally from Surrey, moved to Leeds in 2007 and graduated from Leeds University in 2011 with a BSc in Music, Multimedia and Electronics.

After starting at Work AnyWare in 2012 as a software developer, Tom now plays a key role in setting up new subscribers and helping to optimise work efficiency for practices as they move on to Equinox.

Tom is a qualified patent administrator (PAC) and trademark administrator (CITMA). He continues to play an active role in the development of Equinox.

Tom is a keen footballer and takes part in regular football tournaments in and around Leeds. He also involves himself in a variety of music events, playing guitar and producing music alike. Tom spends a lot of his personal time involving himself in other web related projects.

Sam Nicholson

Sam Nicholson

Managing Director

Sam is a Chemistry (BSc) and Chemical Engineering (MSc) graduate. Having grown up in Frome, he joined Work AnyWare in 2012 immediately after graduating from the University of Leeds.

Sam is Work AnyWare's Technical Director and he plays an important role in the design and implementation of any software Work AnyWare creates. He also manages and maintains Work AnyWare's Server infrastructure.

Professionally Sam has a wide variety of interests, particularly in technical areas. His primary interests are in software design and development, he also enjoys designing and implementing the infrastructure that products such as Equinox rely upon.

Outside of work Sam has a multitude of interests. He is a member of the Leeds Jazz Orchestra, in which he plays 1st Trumpet. He also enjoys tinkering on the piano, and on the odd occasion may be caught playing a Video Game.

Paula Chellingworth

Paula Chellingworth

Business Development Manager

Paula is primarily focused on developing new sales opportunities for Work AnyWare and is also responsible for the management and development of client portfolios. Paula works closely alongside the Commercial Director to organise and execute Work AnyWare’s corporation marketing communications strategies and activities, trade exhibition planning and management, training meetings and special events.

Paula is originally from Jersey Channel Islands and moved to Leeds in 2014 where she joined Work AnyWare as Business Development Manager. Paula studied Business at Jersey Highlands College and along with more than ten years' experience in the IT industry, involving technical and IT software training support, Paula brings with her a wealth of knowledge.

Having a keen interest in sports, Paula is a self-proclaimed cyclist and spends her weekends riding through parts of Yorkshire. In her spare time, Paula also volunteers for various charities.

Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson

Product Specialist

Oliver, mostly referred to as Olly in the office, excelled in both Chemistry and Politics, leading him to study Criminology at the Sheffield Hallam University. From the lovely city of Leeds, Olly is a proud Northerner, who after graduating with a BA in Criminology, returned to his home town in Leeds.

During his time at the University, Olly gained extensive experience working for various law firms around the UK before starting a full time career in marketing. Looking for a more interesting and challenging role, Olly applied to Work AnyWare, and the rest is history. Olly manages Equinox support and strives for the highest quality of customer service in the best interest of our subscribers.

Olly’s principle achievements seem to be mainly eating or gym related! Passionate about powerlifting, Olly has been training for several years and regularly competes in competitions around the UK. When he’s not lifting weights, you will find Olly playing video games and listening to music.

Sam Boote

Sam Boote

Lead Migration Engineer

He graduated his masters in Physics in 2015 and went on to travel through Central America and the United States working his way through deserts and jungles as well as enjoying big cities and island beaches.

After six months away he found his way back to Leeds and joined Work AnyWare as a Development Technician.

Sam is now responsible for managing the Migration team and ensuring new clients can use their existing data from the moment they go live with Equinox.

In his spare time Sam enjoys skateboarding and has recently joined a rock climbing club. He also loves discovering new music and plays bass guitar in a band.

Josh Lyell

Josh Lyell

Software Engineer

After having joined Work AnyWare in 2017 as a Software Tester, Josh now oversees new developments and features within Equinox as a Software Engineer.

Josh oversees the testing and development of old and new features within Equinox, ensuring that our product is to the best quality.

Having grown up around computers most of his life, Josh took a keen interest in programming at a young age, starting with Visual Basic at the age of 13. From then on he started to develop his skills in other programming languages at university and through projects involving electronics, Raspberry Pi micro computers and games programming.

In his spare time Josh also enjoys performing with his bands 'Invisible Sons' around Leeds' local venues, developing video games and building electric guitars.

Charles Lawrenson

Charles Lawrenson

Technical Apprentice

Charles from Leeds is Technical Apprentice for Work AnyWare and is currently studying to be an Infrastructure Technician.

Charles' role within Equinox is to keep the computer hardware of Work AnyWare ticking, as well as helping out where needed on supporting our clients.

Having been exposed to IT from a young age, Charles has always been keen to the learn the ins and outs of how a computer functions.

Whilst hardware being a focus, Charles also knows his way around various pieces of specialist software.

Away from computers, Charles enjoys various sports such as downhill mountain biking, cross-country running, golf and snowboarding. Charles is also a musician, having studied Piano, Guitar and Drums.

Felix Tam

Felix Tam

Junior Migration Developer

After completing Environmental Science (BSc, MSc) and Linguistics (MA) degrees in Hong Kong, Bristol and York, Felix travelled across Europe before finally settling down in Leeds and joined Work AnyWare as a Junior Migration Developer in 2018.

As a member of the migration team, Felix works closely with Sam Boote to facilitate subscribers' smooth migration into Equinox. He has also joined the development team to create the best user experience for Equinox subscribers.

In his spare time Felix loves being on the move and is always planning where to explore next. He enjoys learning new languages in his spare time, both human and computer. He is also a huge fan of classical music and enjoys cooking all kinds of cuisine.

Sam Thorley

Sam Thorley

Support Technician

Sam joined Work AnyWare as Product Support Technician at the beginning of 2018. Sam aspires to provide the highest level of support to all our subscribers, enabling them to use the software to its full potential. As the third Sam to join the team, he goes by the name of 'Thor' in the office to avoid confusion.

Sam grew up in North Wales where he studied Law, Politics and English at college, leading him to study Politics at the University of Leeds. After falling in love with the city during his time at University, he decided not to move back after graduating and instead settled in Leeds, where he now considers home.

Outside of work, Sam enjoys being active and spends a lot of time playing football or going to the gym. When he isn't playing football he can usually be found watching it instead, but along with this he has a keen interest in technology and current affairs.