Democracy Counts

Innovation & Common Sense Combined

01925 320888


Floor 2, Unit 2 Forrest Way Gatewarth Ind Est

Warrington, WA5 1DF

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Simon Verdon - Chief Executive Officer

Simon Verdon founded the company in December 2009 to take advantage of his experience in providing similar services to Government. Simon has been delivering services to the Public Sector since 2003 and has been involved in Democracy since the introduction of Postal Voting Pilots in 2003. Formerly Simon has designed software solutions to support Postal Vote Verification introduced by the Electoral Administration Act of 2006. He has subsequently specified what is believed to be a revolutionary EMS system that supports the modern business processes that underpin democracy, and not just the legislation.

Simon has a clear vision to create a suite of software called ElectorCentre that provides the most efficient solution to increase voter participation and engagement with the democracy process. Simon is an experienced Project and Stakeholder Manager with significant experience in process redesign and business process outsourcing. From a technical viewpoint he has experience in Information Security, Network and Windows Administration, SQL and Unix and has worked extensively in User Experience Management.

Kevan Coleman - Chairman

Kevan has worked in the printing and communication industry for over 45 years. He has extensive management experience, ranging from divisional management in a plc, to owner management of a £30million company. During this time he has been exposed to varying situations, involving turnaround, start-up and development initiatives. His exposure to Government Election work started in 2003. He has worked with Simon Verdon since 2001.

Claire Coleman - Operations Director

Claire has responsibility for the overall client services strategy, project controls and Training and quality systems within Democracy Counts. Claire is responsible for our ISO27001 and ISO9001 accreditations. Claire is a Prince2 Project Manager and a SixSigma BlackBelt. She has 15 years experience as a Director and Senior Manager in business and has been involved in Government work since 2003.

Grant Hazell - Sales and Marketing Director

Grant has been successfully selling election solutions to clients since 2003. Grant has been responsible for identifying new business opportunities and has been instrumental in our growth since 2013. Grant combines in depth knowledge with a customer friendly approach to ensure our clients receive the best service possible. He has good working knowledge of all our products and has completed the AEA Foundation Course. He has also been one of our training team particularly responsible for Particip8 our mobile canvassing solution. Grant also uses his print experience to advise on Electoral Print opportunities.

Grant Hazell
Michael Coleman - Support and Client Services Director

Michael has 20 years of experience supporting clients in a technical role and has been involved with electoral administration since 2006. He has experience in SQL, Unix, Windows and Network administration. Michael is also a Prince2 Project Manager with significant experience in managing complex projects. He is an expert in our product range and fully understands the requirements faced by the clients.