Driving Customer Success through over 20 years of market leadership and innovation in IT Services
About Version 1
Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our 1500+ strong team works closely with our technology partners to provide independent advice that helps our customers navigate the rapidly changing world of IT. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.
Version 1 by Numbers
1,500+ strong team
Empowered, engaged and driven people who are wired to deliver Customer Success
20+ Years Expertise
Years of market leadership and innovation that makes a real difference to our customer’s businesses
140+ million revenue
High performing profitability enables operational excellence for our organisation and success for our customers
98% Customer Retention
For over twenty years, we have been building longterm outcome focused relationships with our customers
Proving That IT Makes a Real Difference to Our Customer’s Businesses for over 20 Years
Innovating for Customer Success
An innovative company from inception in 1996, Version 1 is committed to maintaining an innovation edge to drive Customer Success as our customers’ preferred IT Innovation Partner. In 2018, Version 1 announced an investment of €1 Million in its Innovation Lab. Through the Innovation Lab, our customers will receive cutting-edge technologies and services, all designed around solving the real problems our consultants observe across our engagements with enterprise organisations.
Version 1 is a market leader in Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Cloud, Digital Services and Software Asset Management. We drive Customer Success by identifying the best ideas and technologies that solve real problems for our enterprise customers. The results of our consistent commitment to innovation and making a real difference to our customers’ businesses are evidenced by our long-term relationships with our customers; our first customer is still a customer over 20 years later.
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Meet Our Key People
With years of industry experience and expertise, our senior managers live and breathe the values that define everything we do at Version 1 and continue to lead our vision of what an IT consultancy should be. Below you'll find details of our leadership team, alongside a phonetic pronunciation of their name as part of our wider #StartsWithaName campaign.
Tom O'Connor joined Version 1 in 2001, spending over 17 years in the company as the Head of consulting, Sales Director and COO where he was responsible for sales, operations and for organic growth. Tom was appointed CEO of Version 1 on the 1st of April 2017.
John Mullen was responsible for co-founding Version 1 along with Justin Keatinge in Dublin, Ireland in 1996 and was appointed a Director of the Version 1 Board of Management in March of 2017. John was responsible for driving the growth of Version 1 from a start-up to the 1000+ strong workforce we have today. Currently, John is the Innovation Director of Version 1.The Innovation Engine was launched in 2017 as part of Version 1’s ongoing commitment to the research, development, and implementation of innovation solutions to address our customer’s pain points.
Louise Lahiff began her career in Version 1 in 2014 where she joined as the Head of HR - UK. After almost three years in this role, Louise took up a commercial position as the Director of Sales Operations, with a responsibility to manage and improve the Sales Operations function within Version 1. In 2019 Louise was appointed as Head of Group HR and transitioned into the role of Director of Strategy, Planning, and Communications.
Jarlath Dooley joined Version 1 in 2008 as HR director and has driven its transition to world-class engagement levels. Responsible for integrations in Version 1 currently, Jarlath’s prior experience was in global software companies Iona Technologies and Fineos.
Andrew Langford joined Version 1 in 2017. Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, possesses over 14 years Board experience and was previously CEO and CFO of FBD Holdings plc. Listed on Dublin and London Stock Exchange.
Paddy Meany joined Version 1 in 2011 and was initially responsible for one practice and is now responsible for all practice operations. With over 30 years of experience, Paddy has a background in multinational software companies with experience of international scaling.
Joe’ O Brien joined Version 1 over 12 years ago, initially as a technical consultant before making the transition into Sales. Promoted through the ranks, Joe was appointed CCO of Version 1 in 2017 and plays a key role in ERP acquisitions.
Lorna McAdoo is the Head of Operations at Version 1 Northern Ireland. Lorna has over 20 years’ experience in the IT sector in Northern Ireland. Lorna is responsible for all operational activities for the Northern Ireland business unit of Version 1. Having grown the Operations to over 80 people, she continues to drive the business forward with Customer Success and Empowered People at the heart of her vision for Version 1 Northern Ireland for 2021.
Enda Diggins joined Version 1 as a Senior Applications Consultant in 2011. Enda has now been appointed into the new role of the Head of Digital and Cloud - UK at Version 1. Enda is responsible for taking charge of a new UK based Digital Cloud practice, with a responsibility to deliver new project delivery and to recruit and build a permanent Version 1 team to drive growth in this area.
Over the years we’ve grown sustainability and carefully, but with a purpose and drive that has never wavered. Here’s to the past, present and future of strong organisational growth, empowered people and shared success.
Recipient of the 2021 Innovation Award by RedHat for our Smart Text solution
Named a Best Workplace UK by Great Place to Work®
Named a Best Workplace Ireland by Great Place to Work®
Named a Healthy Place to Work by Great Place to Work®
Recipient of the Inspiring Award for "The Version 1 Shadow Board" at GPTW 2021
Recipient of the Best Workplace Laureate Award from Great Place to Work®
Named PeopleSoft Partner of the Year at Oracle OpenWorld Europe
Acquisition of Singlepoint
Named Data Estate Modernisation Partner of Choice by Microsoft Ireland
Named a Best Workplace UK by Great Place to Work®
Named a Best Workplace Ireland by Great Place to Work®
Recognised with 7 Gold Awards at UKOUG Awards
Awarded Excellence in Wellbeing UK by Great Place to Work UK®
Named as a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work UK®
Named in the Top 30 Best Workplaces in Europe by Great Place to Work®
Named a Best Workplace in Tech UK by Great Place to Work UK®
Bronze Winner: Inclusion & Belonging Strategy at the IHR Awards, 2020
Increased Investment in India with Centre of Excellence in Bangalore
Maintains Position as #4 Best Workplace in Ireland
New Munster Headquarters in Cork
Launches the One Zero One Podcast
Named a Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work
Named a Healthy Place to Work by Great Place to Work
Named in Top 20 Large Workplaces to Work in the UK
Awarded IT Company of the Year in the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards
Winners of Intelligent Cloud - Data Estate Modernisation at the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
Named a Best Place to Work in Technology by Great Place to Work
Awarded Managed Services Partner of the Year, Data Integration Partner of the Year and ERP Partner of the Year by UKOUG
Winners of CX Impact in Business IT & Technology in the Irish CX Impact Awards
Named Winners of Excellence in Talent Development Award by Technology Ireland
Acquisition of Advanced Data Analytics Specialists Presidion
Acquisition of Cedar Consulting
Version 1 Achieves AWS Premier Consulting Partner Status
Launch of Version 1 Innovation Labs
Recognised with 6 awards, 5 Gold and 1 Silver, at UKOUG Awards
Named a Best Workplace by Great Place to Work® Europe
Winners of CX Impact in Business IT & Technology Award
Awarded Oracle Managed Services Partner of the Year
Refreshed Corporate Identity and Rebrand
1000th Employee Celebrated
Former COO of Version 1, Tom O’ Connor appointed as CEO
Version 1 Northern Ireland doubles in size in with new Belfast expansion
Ranks Top 10 Great Place to Work Europe
Recognised with 8 awards, 7 Gold and 1 Silver, at UKOUG Awards
Version 1 announces 5th UK acquisition - JD Edwards Specialist Beoley Mill Software Ltd
Version 1 named among the best companies to work for within the UK
900 employees (40% UK based)
Version 1 and SEAI win "Public Sector Project of the Year" at Tech Excellence Awards
Recognised as Oracle Ireland Partner of the Year and Specialized Partner of the Year: Oracle Database at the Oracle
UKI Specialized Partner Awards 2015
Achieved ISO 27001 certification
Version 1 opens new Northern Ireland Office in Belfast
Version 1 announced in Top 3 Best Large Workplaces – Great Place to Work Ireland
Announced as Tech Excellence Company of the Year 2014
600 employees (20% UK based)
London HQ opens
First UK acquisition
Oracle Centre of Excellence opens in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Version 1 recognised as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partner
Awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year
First organisation in Europe to achieve ISO 20000-1:2011 accreditation
First Oracle Platinum Partner in Ireland
Version 1 acquires Microsoft SharePoint specialist PM Centrix;
Cork office opened
Revenues break €15m
Version 1 acquires Prose Software
Microsoft Partnership launched
Revenues break €10m mark
Revenues break €5m mark
Tom O Connor appointed as Director
Revenues break €3m mark
Dedicated Managed Services Practice established providing remote and onsite IT support services to customer databases
First UK Contract signed with Birmingham University
Revenues break €1m mark
New Offices in Temple Bar opened by Minister for Science and Technology
First full year of trading
Justin Keatinge, CEO, and John Mullen establish Version 1 focusing on delivering specialist Oracle solutions to the Public Sector
Wired to Deliver
Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.