About us

The company

Countfire is a technology led tendering services company founded by Will Jennings and Aidan Kane.

We're passionate about one thing—making your tendering process as painless and efficient as possible.

We've got over 40 years experience in the construction industry, have priced over £150 million of building work and have streamlined that experience to provide technology driven software and services—meaning you can focus on what really matters—winning work at the right price.

The Team

Team Member
Will Jennings
Managing Director

With 5 years on the tools as an electrician, 2 years as a CAD draughtsman and 10 years as an electrical estimator, Will has a breadth of knowledge in the construction industry.

Combined with a love of technology, this provides an extremely solid background for providing and supporting Countfire's products & services.

Will also loves photography and has been known to pilot 2 seater aircraft.

Team Member
Aidan Kane
Technical Director

Aidan's 20 years of computer science and programming experience, including 6 specifically within the construction industry, give him an extremely strong base for the technical development of Countfire's products & services.

He can solve a Rubiks Cube in under 5 minutes and is able to sail a boat into any harbour.

Team Member
Adrian Isaac
Sales & Success

Leading our team of product specialists, Adrian comes from a recruitment background and has 20 years experience in the construction industry.

Obsessed with music, in particular vinyl and synthesizers, his pride and joy is his Minimoog Model D and Technics 1210s.

A keen DJ, he is occasionally accused of playing music that is too ghetto, however, he doesn't let that put him off clearing dance floors worldwide.

Team Member
Rachel Wilde
Operations Manager

Rachel has 15 years digital agency experience working in a variety of project/team management roles. She enjoys working closely with design and development teams to ensure projects, and operations as a whole, run smoothly and efficiently.

At weekends Rachel can be found anywhere there is gin or (usually losing) on a netball court.

Team Member
Simeon Filipov
Lead Developer

Simeon is our longest serving team member, he joined straight after he graduated with a degree in Computer Science and now is leading the team in the development of our new products.

In his spare time he likes to skydive indoors and occasionally does it with a parachute. When he’s not skydiving he can be found playing online strategy games or watching Adrian’s livestream DJ sets.

Team Member
Simon Mauro Guido
Head of Design

After studying Product Design at the University of Portsmouth, Simon started as a graphic designer working on automotive magazines and websites, before specialising in product design. He has since worked in the UK and in Italy helping a number of startups to simplify and improve their platforms.

Outside of work, Simon loves playing football and karting, and is a big Juventus and Valentino Rossi fan.

Team Member
Joe Smith
Software Developer

Joe graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Civil Engineering and then changed his career path and achieved an MSc in Computing from Cardiff University.

After living in the Alps for a winter he joined the team in the summer 2018 and still tries to get back to the mountains when he can.

Team Member
Jake Bamrah
Junior Software Developer

Jake started out as a dental graduate before deciding to make a career shift towards software development.

Playing sports most of his life, Jake enjoys getting outdoors, exploring and a spot of weightlifting!

Team Member
Rachel Manning
Customer Success

Rachel was a Countfire customer in her previous role as an Applications Engineer for a Lighting Manufacturer.

She's a gamer, a qualified Reiki Master, and is currently completing a course in Reflexology.

Team Member
Jody Gilligan
Marketing Manager

Jody graduated with a degree in Digital Marketing and has experience working in the startup space as well as for her own venture.

She is our newest export having lived most of her life in Melbourne, Australia 🐨, but is a dual citizen.

Jody has a minor in History (Holocaust Studies) and once did an elective class all about the political impacts of 'Eurovision'...

Team Member
Ryan Read
Product Specialist

Ryan was an electrician and has quantity surveying and estimating experience for an electrical contractor. Ryan also used Countfire in his previous role.

He's a Crystal Palace supporter and has a keen interest in mixed martial arts and mountain biking.

Team Member
Rebecca Smith
Product Specialist

Rebecca has 18 years experience as an electrical estimator, first in the utilities industry and later in the building services sector, and completed an HND in electrical engineering while working full time.

In her first dabble into the building services sector Rebecca introduced Countfire to the company, manual counting was out of the question!

Rebecca enjoys doing muddy obstacle course races and is a motorbiking rocker at heart.

Team Member
Phil Kober
Product Specialist

With 5 years on the tools and 9 years as an electrical estimator, Phil has a wealth of experience.

Phil has tendered minor works for small contractors, right through to large projects for a tier-1 MEP contractor.

In his spare time, you can find Phil being picked on in the front row of a stand-up comedy show or on the golf course (mostly trying to get out of a bunker!)

"The product saves time, money and resources. Countfire staff are always there 24/7. Great company with a great product."
Carl Smith, Designer Group
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