Infobo is Simon Parry’s digital consultancy, founded in 2010. We work in both the private sector and with non-profits, especially trade unions.
Senior Consultant & Managing Director
Simon has been working in the information industry for over 15 years, and has gained a reputation as an innovative and strategic thinker specialising in websites, intranets, search engine optimisation and information architecture. Simon is also a PRINCE2 practitioner in Project Management, and has managed a range of projects over the years.
When Simon is not working, he like to spend time with his family, socialising, painting, playing computer strategy games and writing music. Simon is a singer songwriter performing under a pseudo name , and has toured extensively, including in the United States and Japan. He has also played sessions on various radio stations including the BBC and was a regular performer in the first series of Channel 4's Transmission music program. Fatherhood and Infobo have curtailed the time he can now spend playing music!
Since 2010, Simon Parry has been working with partners and associates as Infobo. Simon is an experienced information architect specialising in websites and internet technologies. He uses these skills to design systems that meet best practice in Information Architecture and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). He has designed numerous websites and web applications, including library, knowledge management, bulk email, legal casework, eCommerce and membership community systems.
He strongly believes in the importance of Project Management, and is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner. He has used these techniques to deliver many projects, from web applications to library systems; virtualisation of server infrastructure to network implementation across three countries.
We work directly with clients to develop solutions and also works closely with other businesses, leading projects and providing consultancy in areas like requirements capture, writing specifications, search engine optimisation (SEO) and information architecture. Infobo's clients are diverse, including online retail, web development companies, cosmetic surgery practices, trade unions and the NHS.
Simon also writes for the industry press, and is the technology columnist for Labour Research magazine.
Simon has pioneered the use of website technology in the union movement. Whilst at the Engineers' & Managers' Association he created the first union website to allow members to view and change their details online, and designed the first Virtual Branch, which he evolved at Prospect into the award winning eBranch, a system that has now been adopted by other unions such as UNISON.
Simon's expertise was further developed as Head of Information & Website Systems at Prospect, where he led a major modernisation drive for this 120,000 strong membership organisation. This four year project saw the development of a new website and intranet as a platform to deliver the new systems, and completely overhauled the way information was handled, including creating a new online library that replaced the previous paper dependent system and introducing an electronic legal casework system.
Working with...Infobo is part of the Altogethr collective, a group of technology specialists working out of shared offices. By working as a collective, we can provide expertise in a number of areas and also provide continuity of service for larger clients.
Technical Director | Artumi
Richard is a experienced website developer specialising in complex solutions. He has developed a number of large systems, including e-commerce, order and stock management, intranets and bespoke solutions for specialist tasks. Specialties: PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Apache, Web Application Development.