About Us Building relationships, creating value

Since SB Software was launched in 2007 our strategy has always been to create and deliver the very best software systems that allow our customers to compete and thrive in the rapidly changing world of vending.

We do this by giving them the tools to transform their operations, work smarter, be more efficient and get the maximum return from their investment. All of this is delivered through our industry-leading software system Vendmanager, which has been specifically created for the vending industry.

As a company, whether we are developing innovative solutions for our clients, providing customer support or recruiting new team members, our approach never changes: it is to be best in class.

We never accept that the right way forward is simply what has been done before, just because it always has. We look to embrace innovation and change in order to deliver the most value for the future.

Investing in an SB Software solution gives you a significant business advantage by providing access to business transformation technology, from stock and cash control to monthly invoicing and powerful reporting. These are just some of the many reasons to choose us, so take a look around our website to find our more.

We look forward to working with you.

Simon Black - Managing Director

SB Software Team Leaders

Simon Black - Managing Director

Simon Black

Managing Director

Before setting up SB Software, Simon gained a 1st class degree in Software Engineering ahead of progressing to a role as technical director for a software company that provided systems to the vending industry – a savvy marketplace that demanded stringent stock tracking and control and where he cut his vending teeth!

Although he hung up his developer’s keyboard a few years ago he’s still a software engineer at heart. Now with over 30 years’ experience he has overall responsibility for SBS’s operation and is never happier than when producing well-engineered solutions that positively contribute to the vending industry.

Phil McGhee - Sales, Training and Account Manager

Phil McGhee

Technical Manager

Building on extensive real-world experience in vending, Phil is adept at making things happen, whenever challenges require insightful technical solutions. Even better, he delights in pre-empting problems altogether through intensive analysis, planning and preparation in advance. From pre-installation, through rollout and ongoing monitoring, Phil is in charge of putting Vendmanager technology to work effectively, day-in, day-out.

Tim Darracott - Head of Mobile Development

Tim Darracott

Head of Mobile Development

Head of mobile development Tim is responsible for the crucial function of writing and overseeing software, mainly working on mobile and telemetry systems. Continuously working and improving the systems, Tim also manages second line support.

Steve Dixon - Training and Support Manager

Steve Dixon

Trainer and Support Manager

Trainer and support manager Steve is responsible for the multi-level day-to-day support offered to customers with their software applications, associated hardware and on-site training. He has worked continuously in the vending industry for more than 30 years and, as a result, brings a huge amount of experience and know-how to his role.

Tom Howarth - Support Manager

Tom Howarth

Support Manager

Tom provides both hardware and software support to all of our clients using Vendmanager and Vendmanager mobile. As part of this, he is responsible for all desktop, mobile, database and server support and all related software.

Robin Turver - Business Development

Robin Turver

Business Development

With his hard won expertise in the vending sector, Robin leads our business development by championing quantifiable commercial returns for our clients. Ever eager to understand better the priorities of potential and current users, he ensures and demonstrates that Vendmanager genuinely delivers to the maximum benefit of customers' operations. He also enjoys a round of golf.

Alex Briggs - Operations Manager

Alex Briggs

Operations Manager

Alex brings extensive skills and experience in “making things happen” from outside vending altogether, in fiercely competitive commercial environments. Backed by a law degree from Nottingham Law School, he engages deeply with the Vendmanager system, preparing for the new implementations scheduled ahead, and doing his upmost to ensure that existing clients are “more than happy.”