europoint - the company

We provide quality assurance,management and technical consultancy for software and hardware projects across the UK.

For more than 22 years, we have supplied high quality testing and delivery solutions to blue chip organisations in the public, financial, supply and industrial sectors.

We have a broad and knowledgeable technical skill base, developing and maintaining 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 whom you can 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.
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

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

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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A Solution to Insecure Email?

Last year I wrote an article bemoaning the lack of security for emails, particularly with companies sending personal data to confirm quotations. After the recent revelations that the US are quite happily running as much information as they can through a system through...

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Backing Up To The Cloud

For the last few years, the "Cloud" has been the big thing, with plenty of companies springing up, offering space for you to store your data, whether it be specialised storage such as ITunes, Google Play Music or the Amazon Cloud Player for music; more generalised...

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Lean Quality Assurance Delivered to the East Midlands

On Monday 20th May and Tuesday 21st May, Europoint Communications, in conjunction with BCS Nottingham and Derby and the BCS Quality Special Interest Group hosted a two day seminar on Lean Quality Assurance. The course was presented by Tom Gilb, the progenitor of the...

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Implementing Bugzilla and TestLink on a Windows Environment

In May, I started on a new project for a client, and one of their first requests was for a rapid analysis of open source (or in other words, "free") defect and test management products. Beyond the free aspect, I also had the constraint of a Windows server....

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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 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