europoint - the company

We provide IT project management, quality assurance, testing and technical consultancy for blue chip clients across the UK.

For more than 24 years, we have supplied high quality testing and delivery solutions to major organisations in the public, financial, supply and industrial sectors.

We have a broad and knowledgeable skill base, and are able to deliver projects in an agile way using the latest technology.

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 whom you can trust to do the job right, first time.

non-profit websites

We are proud to be involved in the development of a number of not-for-profit websites, that are winning praise from our clients for quality and ease of use, and plaudits from organisations such as Microsoft and the Alan Turing Institute.

We Stand With Ukraine

For more information on the devastation that Russia’s aggressive and unwarranted war on Ukraine has created, please read the latest from Médecins Sans Frontières.

Our Clients

Founded in 1998, Europoint Communications prides itself in delivering professional, knowledgeable test resource to high-profile software delivery projects in the UK.
We have worked with 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.

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

Google's Easter Eggs Have Come Early

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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Twitter Makes TweetDeck More 'Secure'

Having recently logged on to my Tweetdeck account, a web-based app that allows direct tweeting to any number of Twitter accounts, I was informed that I had to move my login from a unique Tweetdeck account to one of my Twitter accounts before the 31st March. This...

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How Safe is a Contactless Payment Card?

How Safe is a Contactless Payment Card?

I was recently issued with a contactless payment card by my bank, and I'll be frank: I've been dubious about the security of such cards, or indeed any Near Field Communication (NFC) systems. As I have been working with a client in London, the security of my payment...

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A Little Light Relief

A Little Light Relief

Most of the articles that are published on this site  are fairly serious (well, always serious), but there is amusement in the IT industry, albeit often a rather rarefied humour.  Two sites are always worthy of mention, and

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Adventures into Secure Email: Solutions on a Consumer Scale

Adventures into Secure Email: Solutions on a Consumer Scale

I've written before about an enterprise level secure email facility called MKryptor by Fresh Skies, but I've also been researching a few other options that are starting to arrive on the scene. One such option is Lockify. Where MKryptor relies on a server based...

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Geolocation as a Means to Combat Fraud

Geolocation as a Means to Combat Fraud

I recently had occasion to buy a product from an online company. Having added the item to my basket, I went to the checkout and entered my credit card details, then pressed the confirmation button to move on to the 3-D Secure section (more familiarly known as...

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Working with AXELOS to deliver Best Practice

Since February 2014 Europoint Communications is proud to be working with AXELOS, a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Capita PLC to deliver Best Practice into organisations across the world, and to build an innovative and high quality, continuous learning...

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Latest CV Available

Matthew Cunliffe's CV has been updated. You can also find his details on LinkedIn and Jobserve.

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Presentations Now Available for Download

Two presentations made to the Nottingham and Derby BCS branch are now available from the downloads page. The first, given last year, discusses the implementation of Service Orientated Architecture as a software development model and the perils, pitfalls and benefits...

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Matthew Cunliffe

Matthew Cunliffe


Matthew Cunliffe has worked in the IT industry for over 24 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 Technical Project Consultant
Job Roles: Head of IT, Project Manager, 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