About Us

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Our Team

Our training team are highly experienced in working with individuals with a variety of needs, and our best efforts are made to ensure that our team are up to date with all the latest advances within the Assistive Technology arena.

What's more, members of our team hold the BTCS Trainers Qualification and the City & Guilds Certification to Teach Lifelong Learning Skills. In addition, members of our training team are certificated by our software partners as registered trainers in their specialism.

Simon Pool

Technical Consultant and product development; specialising in Dragon scripting and a member of the support team.

Catherine Pool

Managing all aspects of the business, project manager and a member of the support team.

Shaun Rushton

Office Manager
Sales and purchase order processing and overseeing office duties

Lynsey Gates

Technical Consultant
Specialising in Dyslexia consultancy and training and a member of the support team.

Mike Clews

Technical Consultant
Specialising in voice recognition and low vision consultancy and training and a member of the support team.

Charlotte Morris

Technical Administrator
Managing the Astec calendar, first point of contact for customers; trainee Technical Consultant.

Richard Flynn

Specialising in voice recognition and dyslexia applications; creating and maintaining our Astec website.

Our Skills

Amongst the many skills which we employ, we feel our key attributes which make us individual as an organisation, are our quality of service, training and understanding.


Here at Astec, our number one priority is ensuring that our customers receive the highest standards of service.

From the initial contact with our Administration team, through to support once the training is completed.


We can offer training and implementation nationwide to meet your individual or business needs.

From installation, to one to one training and materials, to larger scale group training, we can guarantee that you will always receive the best solution possible to the highest standards within a timely manner.


We pride ourselves on being able to offer a tailored and flexible, yet professional approach to training.

Understanding our clients’ individual requirements drives our training approach.