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The Alberon Story
Alberon has been designing and developing software and web applications since the early 2000s. We have developed software and website applications for many businesses, across many sectors, throughout Oxfordshire and beyond.
How it all began
Alberon Managing Director and Founder, Tim Ault, began learning to code when he was a teacher in the 1980s. Tim taught himself to develop on the BBC microcomputers available at the school and went on to write several educational programs in BBC Basic for his students.
From here, Tim’s interest in development grew. He improved his skills by taking a development course to learn COBOL – a business language used on mainframes.
Following this, Tim worked for NatWest and Midland Bank, further developing his skillset and supporting and developing their software systems.
Now with the necessary coding and development skills, Tim was keen to branch out and start his own business. The first project that “Alberon Systems” undertook was to create an online database of courses for a language school. It was aimed at the Japanese market, so it had to work in both English and Japanese.
In 2006 Tim took on his first employee and changed the name to Alberon.
We remain true to our roots
Over the years, Alberon has continued to evolve. We have added to our development, design and project management teams. We have a strong understanding of how software systems and well-designed websites improve efficiency, engage staff and take organisations to the next level.
Today we are a team of 20 people – but remain true to our roots – as experts in software development. We work closely with our customers so we can create the right application to transform their business.
What our clients say
From design to construction, to ongoing support, Alberon is approachable, supportive, flexible, creative and knowledgeable.
– Rosie Turner (Operations Manager)
Where does the name Alberon come from?
One of the most common questions we get asked is – where does the name Alberon come from? It’s actually inspired from two of Tim’s favourite things – languages and music. After finishing university, he was lucky enough to spend a couple of years living in Italy, where he sang with an Italian choir called ‘i Polifonici Senesi’. The choir used to rehearse in a little church on the outskirts of Siena called L’Alberino.
“In Italian ‘albero’ means tree, and whilst deciding on a name for the company, I thought this would work well“, says Tim. “Not only does it incorporate my passion for Italy, but it also relates to the tree structure used in computing which, given the nature of our business, made it an ideal fit. I am pleased to have chosen a name that reminds me each day of something nice! Finding a name beginning with ‘A’ was also an advantage in those days for listings on Google and Yahoo!”.
Meet the team
Working together and good communication help to make our projects a success. Find out more about the Alberon team.Meet the team