Who We Are

Stephen Page, CEO

+44 (0) 844 870 0339 / stephenp@sapphiregroup.com

A successful entrepreneur with over 30 years experience enabling companies to have outstanding technology to grow their business, fast and efficiently.

Over the last 30 years, as CEO of Sapphire Group, I have published DataEase, a widely successful database software with over 3 million copies sold worldwide, acquired more than 10 software and services companies in the 1988-2000 period, including graphics software, accounting software, vertical applications software, 1 training and three consulting companies. I have also opened and managed offices and offshore centres in 15 countries and raised millions of pounds in various rounds of funding from VC’s. We have also won various awards over the years including the prestigious NOA Project of the Year for the successful development and implementation of a .Net project (Betbrokers) in 2007.

I believe that for any organisation to develop or upgrade technology and remain competitive requires a familiarity with a world that is fast moving, alien in certain respects and reliant on technology that is made continually obsolete by upgrades. Staying on top of this change and using it to help organisations stay ahead of their game is what we at Sapphire Group are exceptionally good at.

Costas Kofou, Head of Sales & Marketing

+44 (0) 844 870 0339 / costask@sapphiregroup.com

A ‘seasoned’ Sales Manager, with over 30 years experience in the IT industry

I joined Sapphire 5 years ago and would call myself a ‘seasoned’ Sales Manager; with over 30 years experience in the IT industry it’s a valid word to describe me! I started originally in technical and consultancy roles, but over the last 25 years I’ve made a career in directing and developing Sales & Marketing in IT Services companies.

At Sapphire my role is to establish the foundations on which we create and maintain long-standing and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients in organisations that demand the highest standards of quality and customer service. My motto is: "The more we engage with a client, the more they will engage us."

Jay Desai, Project Director

+44 (0) 844 870 0339 / jayd@sapphiregroup.com

A quality oriented Delivery Manager with more than 20 years experience in the IT industry

I love meeting the different people on a project and helping them bring their ideas to fruition. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than leaving my clients with a solution that fits their needs.

At Sapphire, I work closely with our clients, partners, suppliers and internal teams, mentoring, monitoring & managing our project process and taking responsibility for their delivery using agile and more formal techniques as appropriate. I also ensure a continual service improvement and customer satisfaction on a day-to-day basis.

Marguerite Crossfield, Head of Finance

+44 (0) 844 870 0339 / margueritec@sapphiregroup.com

Over 30 years of combined Public Accounting and Private Industry accounting experience within several multinational businesses

At Sapphire, I am responsible for overseeing the General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions and the financial services area including Credit, A/R and A/P.

I am also responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that ensures our company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies.