Buzy Bee Software Services
Buzy Bee Software Services for Professional adaptable custom made software.
Experts in Adaptable Professional Custom Software

Our focus on performance and quality mean that every application we build will be the perfect fit for your business needs.
 
We don't pigeon hole ourselves meaning we work with clients from many different industries and don't limit our work to just one or two programming languages.

Why Choose Us?

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We're experienced

 

We are client driven and are passionate about delivering excellent software solutions. With over 30 years expereince we know what we are doing and we do it well.

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We're creative AND techy

 

We are a team of independent thinkers and like to think outside of the box ensuring your project is not only unique in how it works and how it looks but is a perfect fit for your business too.

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In-house core team

 

We like to keep all our skills in one place, with a strong core team of in-house software developers, in-house designers as well as our marketing team as we believe it brings better results.

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We don't speak jargon

 

Well, not in front of our clients. We like to keep it simple and communicate in clear, plain English (Or Scottish as our lead developer is from Dumfies).

 

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We thrive on a technical challenge

 

We enjoy helping our clients to resolve technical issues, and there's very little that stumps us!

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We're focused

 

Our primary focus is to deliver your project on time and on budget. We care about our clients’ business and take pride in our work

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We're flexible

 

Whatever the scale and scope of the project, we structure our services and processes to fit with our clients own requirements.

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We're in it for the long haul

 

We work in close partnership with our clients throughout a project and beyond, developing the strong relationships that are key to project success.

 

Buzy Bee Software Services is located in the picturesque Gem Town of Whitehaven on the West Coast of Cumbria and is co-owned by Keith and Trish McWhan who also happen to be husband and wife.

 

Keith McWhan

 

From childhood he loved programming his Commodore 64 seeing the results he could achieve in the BASIC language. Whilst finishing college he found that all potential employers were looking for work experience so as it was the 80's he joined the YTS scheme at his local ITeC (Information Technology Centre) in Dumfries. This provided him with many work placements and gave him the experience and grounding needed for a career in IT.  Whilst on the YTS he had access to a wide variety of technology helping fire his enthusiasm even further for all things tech (he is a nerd afterall).

 

He went on to work in a variety of industries developing multi-user applications on Unix/Windows servers using a variety of database technologies including cash book controllers, timesheet software, fleet vehicle maintenance systems, booking systems, image scanning libraries and so much more. Some projects even involved having to learn new technologies very quickly because outside contractors had failed to deliver the required software or supplied software that just didn't work. This prepared him for working on challenging software projects and taught the skills and expertise to work under pressure.

 

Keith’s first challenge as a trainee programmer was to learn Turbo Pascal on the Apple Mac to create a piece of software that would search the machine's entire disk for snippets of text. This was a challenge that was attacked with enthusiasm and determination. In this ever changing industry learning new skills has been a constant feature that Keith has enjoyed. Most recently development for Android and iOS has been the latest technology to be tackled.

 

Keith's strengths lie in his thinking outside the box and his passion for good system design. This is critical for the future changes that even customers don’t yet realise they want.

 

Trish McWhan

 

Trish has got a natural creative talent and is responsible for all the design work creating visual concepts to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate as well as managing Buzy Bee Software Services.

 

From Childhood she loved to draw and entered many design competitions. She got down to the final 200 out of over 3000 in a 'Just 17' magazine design competition in the 80's and won first prize for designing a chapel at her local high school in her early teens. In her late teens Trish chose a nursing career and was a mental health nurse for many years prior to being diagnosed with MS but has never lost her skill and passion of art & design. She went on to design the newsletter for the Copeland Branch of the MS Society and got down to the final three finalists at the very first MS National Awards in 2009 for her layout of the Copeland Branch MS Society website, the website was even used by head office for training purposes.

 

Since setting up Buzy Bee Software Services she has taught herself how to use design programmes including inkscape and gimp which has enabled her to do all the in house graphics for websites, mobile Apps, business cards, flyers, pop up banners, icon design and so much more. Every day brings new challenges but Trish is undeterred and if she doesn't know how do do something she will find out how to do it. We Make Decisions Based on Looks so she strives to produce eye-catching designs, every-time.

 

Trish's strengths lie in being able to adapt, work under pressure and believes if you enjoy what you do, hard work doesn't feel that hard.

 

 

Watch this space! We are expanding our business in 2019