Category Archives: Staff

Big expansion at DH Systems


DH Systems welcomes Lester Fennell and Antonio Lucera Rueda to the team

Lester is heading up our sales team, using his experience to help get Frontier on more computers across the world.

Antonio has joined the desktop development team to work on getting the latest updates of Frontier out to you smoother than ever before.

In their own words:

Antonio joins the Frontier desktop development team, and is originally from Cadiz, Spain. Antonio is System Manager Technician with a lot of coding and customer service experience due to he has previously worked in educational sector as developer and technical support manager. Antonio hates coffee and loves videogames.

DH Systems welcomes new team members, Sławek and Kevin

DH Systems welcomes new team members, Sławek and Kevin

Sławomir Kołodziejczyk joins the desktop development team and is currently working through reports for the new system.

Kevin McHugh also joins the desktop development team and is starting work on the webservices that send customer data to the various website.

Sławek in his own words:
Sławek c omes from Poland and he studied Mathematics. He has worked in IT branch as a Windows Administrator, IT Support, Test Engineer and Developer which is his favourite part. He likes walking in the countryside, football statistics including watching it and is currently learning Spanish.

Kevin in his own words:
Kevin is an Edinburgh native who studied Software Engineering at Napier University. He has a two year old daughter and an unhealthy addiction to comic books

Join DH Systems at CARS on June 14th to 16th, Skelmersdale

Join DH Systems at CARS – 14th to 16th June, held at Hills Motors, Skelmersdale.

We will be presenting our latest technology, thoughts and ideas at stands B6 and B19.

Amongst the products on display will be our new improved Frontier Vehicle Salvage, Frontier Vehicle Dismantling and our latest website innovations.

Come and meet the team, and learn about our new products and features.

See you there.

View more about the expo at


More information to follow soon, please keep checking back.

DH Systems welcomes David Odie and Marco Laine

Say hello to Dave Odie and Marco Laine – both join the web development team.

David is originally from Shetland and came to Edinburgh to study at Heriot-Watt University where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.

Marco is originally from Finland and has been in the UK for seven years, studied at Northumbria University and previously worked at IBM.

DH Systems expands with three new staff

DH Systems continues growing to meet the needs of our expanding customer base. With more and more salvage operators choosing Frontier, and more and more customers wanting high quality websites, DH Systems needs more manpower.

Kieran Aitken

Kieran joins the website development team, and was previously a research assistant at the University of Abertay. Kieran has a BSC in Web Design and Development and was a member of the UK team at WorldSkills. Kieran has a three year old boy and designs t-shirts in his spare time.

Haja Mohideen

Haja joins the Frontier desktop software development team, and was originally from India. He came to the UK to study IT and Mechatronics at Napier University. Haja previously worked in the Oil and Gas industries in Aberdeen before coming down to Edinburgh. Haja is a keen cricket player.

Huanhe Liu

Huanhe joins the Frontier desktop development team, and is originally from China. Huanhe has a degree and masters in computing from the University of Dundee. Huanhe has previously worked in telecommunications and the financial sector. Huanhe favourite colour is green.

Keep up to date with the latest progress on the DH Systems Twitter feed, and take a look at the expanding customer list at the Powered by DH Systems page.

Dave Harcourt awarded the 2011 BVSF Combellack Award

The annual award was presented to Dave Harcourt at the BVSF AGM by Alan Greenouf last year’s winner and Chairman of the BVSF.

This year the award was given for the outstanding contribution Dave has personally made to the British Salvage Industry and the on-going contribution that DH Systems has made to the member companies.

The BVSF was established at the instigation of motor insurers who required an industry representative body with which it could communicate on all matters affecting vehicle salvage. Set up on 1st July 1998 and launched by the then Minister for Roads its members represent approx. 85% of the vehicle salvage business in the UK.

DH Systems – Annual Forum 2011

This week we are hosting our annual forum for our clients, down in sunny Great Malvern. This annual event allows us direct contact with our customers, where we can share new ideas and get valuable feedback for our products.

The theme this year is ‘Powered by DH Systems’

New in-house web hosting
- Full web design services available
- Quicker, easier and fresher look
- Improved Google ranking and search engine optimisation
- “Super” sites

Common master list of makes, models and parts
- Via Glass’s data
- Registration number lookups via CarWeb
- No loss of local data, you now link to DH Systems

Touch Screen Packaging
- Keeps track of your order processing
- New dashboard for managers
- Updated Touch Screen Dismantling
- Part picking (coming soon)

Frontier Recovery
- More devices supported
- More data points collected (latest NSG check sheet specification)
- GPS tracking

DH Systems
- New website
- Support ticketing system
- Software release notes online
- Powered by section

All new Frontier Vehicle Salvage
- Coming soon

Hardware support and installations
- Dedicated hardware and tech support staff
- Hardware, software, network, server support available

Forum location
- The Abbey Hotel, Abbey Road, Great Malvern, WR14 3ET
- Wednesday 13th April 2011, starting at 10 am
- Drinks and snacks will be available
- We will be available throughout the BVSF conference to answer questions and demonstrate our products

DH Systems announces new server cloud and new operators

Utilising the latest technology and know how, DH Systems releases version one of the cloud. All customer data will immediately be put into the cloud, and our trained operators working on a three shift system will pull all the necessary levers required to keep the cloud from raining out your data. Rest assured that our trained monkeys will keep an eye on our trained lever pullers. The trained chimps will take care of the monkeys, and continue to develop the desktop software and websites in their spare time.

Success for DH Systems Computer Analyst

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Three award winning computing students have been recognised for their achievements at a special presentation event held at Adam Smith College recently.

Back:Tony Gribben, Head of Public Sector for Cisco in Scotland, Dr Craig Thomson Principal Adam Smith College, Keith Noble Cisco Networking Academy Specialist at Adam Smith College Front:Andrew Philp, David Zhivkov, Pawel Debowski

Pawel Debowski, David Zhivkov and Andrew Philp proved they are national champions when it comes to computing networks after securing gold, silver and bronze medals at the WorldSkills UK competition held at the end of the summer.

The three students were delighted to be congratulated by Adam Smith College Principal Dr Craig Thomson and by Tony Gribben, Head of Public Sector for Cisco in Scotland. Mr Gribben also presented each student with the latest state-of-the art Flip video camera manufactured by Cisco.

Cisco is a multinational corporation which designs and sells consumer and business electronics, networking and communications technology and services. The company is a strong supporter of Adam Smith College’s Computing courses and has invested in technology to help train students studying at the College’s Priory Campus in Kirkcaldy.

Tony added, “It was a pleasure to meet the three winning students. They are a credit to themselves, to the College and to the computing industry. At Cisco we are committed to training individuals to meet their full potential. The successful partnership between Cisco and Adam Smith College ensures that this happens and can be measured by the continued success of award winning students such as Pawel, David and Andrew.”

Keith Noble, Cisco Networking Academy Specialist from Adam Smith College said: “We are very grateful for the ongoing support from Cisco who are helping to ensure we are producing students of the highest calibre who go on to further their studies at university or to secure jobs with great career prospects within the industry.”

Both Pawel, (25) from Dunfermline and David (21) from Kirkcaldy completed HND Computer Networking this year and have gone on to study BSc Applied Networking Technology at Edinburgh Napier University.

Andrew Philp (19) from Rosyth completed HNC/HND and BSc Applied Networking Technology at Adam Smith College and is now successfully working with IT companies DH Systems and Coast Networks.

Pawel is no stranger to winning gold. Originally from Wagrowiec in Poland, Pawel first competed in the WorldSkills events last year. The talented computing student went on to win gold medals this year and last year at the national WorldSkills UK Cisco Network Technician Competition.

Pawel said: “I have really enjoyed my first two years in Scotland. The Cisco Academy at Adam Smith College has great facilities; probably the best in Scotland and the course has given me the chance to progress to university as well as providing me with the practical and theoretical experience to win competitions such as the WorldSkills.

“Andrew, David and I were really pleased to be invited to attend the special presentation event held recently. Receiving recognition for our achievements from the College and Cisco along with new video cameras was the icing on the cake for us all.”

Supporters of World Skills

Andrew, our support analyst continues his steady progress through the World Skills program.

Andrew is competing with other computer engineers in a variety of skills to establish a team of three people who will go though to the World Skills final representing The United Kingdom.

World Skills brings together young people from around the world to encourage closer collaboration and improve business skills.

DH Systems and Coast Networks are supporters of this scheme and are encouraging Andrew with his pursuits, we wish him the best of luck.