Our Vision

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver software solutions that exceed your initial vision and that convey tangible benefits to move your business forward. Our objective is to provide business solutions - not just technology expertise for its own sake

History

Gordon Associates was founded in 1989 by Rod Gordon and Gordon Harrison as a specialist software house for the development of database applications. Today GA retains its expertise in database technologies - and also builds database applications which run on the Internet and provides services in the field of Business-to-Business eCommerce. We have developed bespoke applications and web-sites for education, manufacturing, leisure, financial, pharmaceutical, property and insurance - and many others. GA is a privately-owned limited company based in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Forecast turnover for the current financial year is £1.5 million. Matchriver Analysis Ltd trading as Gordon Associates, registered in England 2342560.

Our Team

We have fifteen permanent members of staff, who are multi-skilled with varying levels of seniority. Members of staff are educated to degree level and are experienced in the same suite of software tools – with a view to inter-changeability of personnel on projects. Our developers are trained in all aspects of software engineering from project co-ordination, requirements analysis to programming and system testing. We have the following levels of seniority within GA: Project Manager, Solutions Architect, Senior Developer and Developer.

Partnership

Microsoft Partner

GA is a Microsoft Partner with accreditations for the Data Management Solutions and Software Development 'competencies'.

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To achieve this status Microsoft requires certain standards to be met and a number of staff to be Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP). In order to become an MCP each member of staff has undergone a formal training programme in an area of specialisation followed by a rigorous examination set by Microsoft. The benefits of Microsoft Partner status are considerable for ourselves and our customers. Gordon Associates receives technical and marketing support from Microsoft in the development of our solutions. This status provides you the customer with the knowledge that our work is of a high enough quality to be authorised by Microsoft and that we have the backing of the leading organisation in the industry.

Advanced Secure Technologies Ltd

Advanced Secure specialise in the provision of secure certificates and certificate printing solutions.

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Their system, Digital Certificates, is offered as an extension to our own awarding body management system, Parnassus. Digital Certificates provides chip & PIN security so that only authorised staff can print certificates as well as encrypted certificate numbers, detailed audit trail, encrypted graphics images such as signatures, multi-layer dynamic certificate templates - and much more.

advancedsecure.co.uk

Coelrind

Coelrind is one of the leading providers of eAssessment software to awarding organisations with their X-AMS product.

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Coelrind designs and develops learning and assessment software for sectors including education, healthcare and the government. Their core product is XAMS, one of the UK’s leading eAssessment platforms, but they also offer extensive consultancy and training services. Coelrind is one of our key partners and we have collaborated on projects for many shared clients.

www.coelrind.co.uk

BTL

BTL is one of the leading providers of eAssessment software to awarding organisations with their Surpass platform.

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BTL provide tailor-made support for any assessment programme with their range of test development services. Their technology and psychometric experts work alongside organisations for successful test production, item analysis and much more. Their eAssessment platform, Surpass, powers the development and delivery of tests for credentialing organisations, universities and government bodies across the world with over 25 million high-stakes tests being delivered to date. They also provide a global test centre network for session-based and on-demand testing, as well as an innovative dual-camera remote invigilation solution, giving organisations the flexibility they need to expand their candidate reach.

www.surpass.com

Secure & Confidential Documents (SCD)

SCD are our partners in the area of print of exam papers and other secure printed matter.

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SCD manage the complete end-to end process of running an examination paper printing programme from an invitation to sit the exam, to sending the results and the final awarding certificate. Blending old and new media to get the best of all worlds, their offering is unique in that they provide a full cradle-to-grave solution for documents and processes from examination entry to results.

www.scd-uk.com

Artemis Associates

Artemis Associates provides consultancy on all aspects of an awarding organisation business.

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Artemis Associates Consultancy provides advise, support and guidance for regulatory audits, governance reviews, and provides an expert objective eye on quality assurance strategies. They can also support awarding organisations with appeals and malpractice investigations that require independent oversight and scrutiny - and provide assistance with Ofqual applications.

www.artemisassociates.co.uk

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