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I am excited about this new challenge and very much look forward to helping Asta Development continue to grow in the UK and internationally.

Asta Development, a leader in project management software solutions for construction and IT, today announced the appointment of Paul Bamforth as Managing Director, following the promotion of former MD Michael McCullen to Chief Executive of Eleco Software, of which Asta Development is part.

Paul Bamforth joined Asta Development in 2001 as Sales Director, before becoming Sales and Marketing Director in 2008. He has a BSc Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master degree in Engineering (MEng). He has had extensive experience in software development, engineering and in designing IT solutions. Since joining the company he has played a key role in helping Asta Development to achieve success in its core construction and IT markets.

Paul Bamforth said “I am excited about this new challenge and very much look forward to helping Asta Development continue to grow in the UK and internationally. This remains a very tough business climate for our customers, especially in the construction industry. We know that our solutions can help them to work smarter, communicate better and be more competitive, all of which will be vital during this recovery phase.”

Michael McCullen, Chief Executive of Eleco Software, said “I am confident that Paul has the right skills to be a great success as Asta Development’s new Managing Director. The range of experience he has gained within the company over the past eight years, combined with his knowledge of software development and his passion for delivering customer value, means he is well equipped to drive Asta Development forwards.”

Asta Development is owned by Eleco plc, a holding company listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Eleco is focused on the development of software tools for the construction industry and on the design and manufacture of advanced offsite building systems. It operates in the UK, Sweden, Germany and South Africa and employs over 520 staff. More information about Eleco can be found at www.eleco.com.

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Asta Development

Asta Development is a leading international developer of project, portfolio and resource management software. The company’s two distinct lines of business focus on the construction and engineering markets, and the IT and professional services markets.

For the construction and engineering markets, Asta Development provides a complete range of project management solutions for managing any size and any type of project. Customers using Asta Development’s software range from small trade contractors using one licence through to global contractors working on some of the world’s most complex construction and engineering projects with over 1,000 users. High-profile projects using Asta Development’s software include: The London Eye, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The Space Shuttle, Schipol Airport in the Netherlands, Hong Kong Airport, Petronas Towers in Malaysia, Jumeirah Park in Dubai, Renewable Energy Projects in France, the Commonwealth Games Village in India and the Reichstag in Berlin.

For the IT and professional services markets, Asta Development provides one core solution, Asta Teamplan, which provides a resource-centric view of projects, programmes and project portfolios. Asta Teamplan is primarily used by small and mid-sized service-based organisations and departments within large corporations where the key requirement is to optimise resources, typically staff, in what is generally a complex multi-project environment. Customers span public and private sector organisations and include IT departments, software development houses, consultancy firms and other service-based organisations.

In the UK, Asta Development supports customers directly from its offices in Oxfordshire and Shropshire with a comprehensive range of services including consultancy, training and technical support. Outside the UK, it has a network of distributors who supply, train and support customers, with the software available in up to five different languages.

Asta Development is part of Eleco plc, a holding company listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market. More information about Asta Development and its products can be found at www.astadev.com, www.teamplan.co.uk and www.astaeasyplan.co.uk. More information about Eleco plc can be found at www.eleco.com.


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