europoint - the company

Europoint Communications provides quality assurance,test management and technical consultancy for software and hardware projects across the UK. For more than 21 years, we have supplied high quality testing and delivery solutions to blue chip organisations in the public, financial, electricity and industrial sectors. With a broad and knowledgeable technical skill base, we have also developed metrics packages for our clients allowing them to efficiently manage their projects.

our skill base

With wide-ranging management experience, strong technical working knowledge, and qualifications including ISEB Software Practitioner, PRINCE2, RESILIA and Agile Leadership, we can supply the necessary skills to match your requirements.

our trusted network

It’s a perennial problem: who can you trust to successfully deliver your IT project? With over 20 years experience in the IT space and a dedication to professionalism and quality, we know who you can trust. Have a look at the people we trust to do the job right, first time.

Our Clients

Founded in 1998, Europoint Communications prides itself in delivering professional, knowledgeable test resource to high-profile software delivery projects in the UK.
It has had clients such as Resonate, Platform Smart at HSBC, AXELOS, Shiftpoint at Rolls-Royce, Experian, Capita, Ecotricity, Logica Esis, Clerical Medical Investment Group, and The Environment Agency among its portfolio.


Major Contracts

Whatever IT expertise you need, we have a wide range of experience and years of knowledge that can be rapidly deployed.  We pride ourselves on being able to quickly understand the business needs and technological solutions required to deliver your requirements.

Best Practice

Having worked with AXELOS to deliver Best Practice into organisations across the world, we now strive to implement the most appropriate methodologies and frameworks into your company so that you can deliver quicker, better and right first time.

Technological Thoughts

Identifying Docker Container IP Addresses

Identifying Docker Container IP Addresses

I have been starting to use Docker to implement a number of applications (Jira, Confluence, Jenkins, GitLab etc), but one issue I have encountered is, that unless you create specific networks for each container, on starting the container, it is given a random IP...

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The (Not So) Impersonal Touch

I received a telephone call this evening from a company that purported to be Lorien (on 0333 023 0006 if you are interested), a recruitment consultancy. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a problem, although at quarter to eight in the evening, is perhaps not the most...

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Sunrise Sets With a Fresh Outlook

Sunrise Sets With a Fresh Outlook

One of the top calendar apps for iOS and Android, Sunrise has long been a favourite of mine for its simplicity but also its ability to connect to a number of different sites (Office 365, Outlook, Exhange, Google Calendar, iCloud Calendar, Facebook, Wunderlist, Google...

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Nasty Scam Spams

I've had a couple of these, rather pernicious, spam emails recently, which purport to be from Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunal Service and stating I need to attend court to hear the charges against me. Quite what the charges are, and when the court date is, I can't...

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Sharemouse a KVM for the modern age

I recently bought a Surface Pro 3, and since I already have a workstation of considerable proportions under my desk, I began looking for a KVM, or Keyboard/Video/Mouse unit so that I could switch between the two machines without having to...

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Google's Easter Eggs Have Come Early

In what seems to be an early Easter present for us all (at least in the UK) Google have provided a not so secret Easter Egg on Google Maps. Head on over to and enter an address. After zooming on the area (with plenty of roads), an option will appear...

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Taking a Break

Europoint Communications will be taking a break for a while, whilst Matthew Cunliffe explores new avenues of technology and career.

You Made a Difference

For Christmas 2014, Europoint Communications ran a poll asking you to vote for one of ten charities to receive a proportion of £5000 and Make a Difference.  Thanks to you, the votes are now in, and we have now donated a total of £5004 (rounding up the amounts) to the ten charities below.

It’s not over. These charities need our help every day of the year, not just at Christmas. So why not, find out more about Make a Difference and donate?

Charity Results


Make A Difference This Christmas

This Christmas, we are giving away £5000 in total to ten chosen charities, and we’d like you to help us. From 1st December until 31st December 2014, you can vote for one of the ten charities to receive a proportion of the £5000. At the end of the month, the £5000 will be divided up amongst the ten charities based on the votes allocated.

Of course, we don’t want you to stop there! Whilst we’re giving away £5000, we’d like you to help match our donation by donating yourself to one, many, or even all of the charities listed below:

So go on, make a difference this Christmas!

Matthew Cunliffe

Matthew Cunliffe


Matthew Cunliffe has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and continues to maintain a keen interest in the latest technical advances in both software and hardware.

With regular training to ensure that he remains in the top echelons of his profession, Matthew holds both ISEB Foundation and Practitioner Certificates in Software Testing, together with the PRINCE2 Foundation, Practitioner and Agile Practitioner certificates and RESILIA Foundation and Practitioner certificates. Having a strong technical knowledge has allowed Matthew to involve himself in all aspects of the Information Technology space, as Head of IT, Technical Architect or Test Manager.

Matthew has strong transferable skills that have allowed him to easily manage large projects, control multi-million pound budgets, and manage the ICT team whilst working on technical delivery; team management; design and architecture; Disaster Recovery and failover; through automated testing; development of metric gathering tools, Dashboards and test harnesses; project planning; and Quality Assurance.

With such a wide and varied skillset, Matthew is ideally placed to rapidly integrate into existing projects or introduce the appropriate quality processes into new. For an in depth view of Matthew’s skills and past client base, please take a few minutes to view his Curriculum Vitae below.

Matthew Cunliffe MA Head of IT, Technical Architect, QA and Test Consultant
Availability: May 2020
Job Roles: Head of IT, Quality Assurance Manager, Test Manager, Technical Architect, Test Lead
Role Type: Contract
Preferred Locations: East Midlands, West Midlands, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham

  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Foundation
  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
  • AXELOS RESILIA Foundation
  • AXELOS RESILIA Practitioner
  • Gilb Agile Inspection Leader
  • ISEB Practitioner in Software Testing
  • ISEB Foundation in Software Testing

References available on request