Explorer has built up an envious reputation as being the UK’s leading Oracle Platinum Partner, by using Oracle technology to solve business problems. We have over 25 years of database and infrastructure heritage enabling us to provide a wide range of consultancy and managed service offerings.

Explorer is the number one Oracle Application Express (APEX) development consultancy in the UK with a particular focus and skill set in using APEX to modernise legacy Oracle Forms applications and develop bespoke cloud native apps.

Meet the Team

Ian Thomason

Ian Thomason

Managing Director

With 35 years in the industry, Ian has built Explorer on the principles of customer loyalty, commitment and passion. This unwavering focus on making sure the job gets done transcends across the whole organisation, ensuring customers get the best value from their Oracle investment as well as introducing them to new concepts.

Simon Greenwood

Simon Greenwood

Development Services Director

Simon is a well-respected subject matter expert on Oracle Development technologies and leads our team of APEX developers. As the co-chair of the UK OUG APEX SIG, an active OUG APEX speaker and a member of the APEX advisory board, Simon is often seen on the circuit or in customer meetings provoking insightful discussion about Oracle Application Express.

Neil Symons

Neil Symons

Technical Services Director

Neil leads a team of highly experienced Oracle consultants who are responsible for the solution design, implementation and continuing support of customer projects. With a flair for innovation, Neil loves being at the coalface with customers to present and inspire new ideas and takes real pride in leaving customers in a far stronger position than before they first met.

Jon Lingard

Jon Lingard

Sales & Marketing Director

Customer experience is at the heart and soul of every relationship Jon has with his customers and makes sure that each and every one gains maximum value from their investments in Oracle technology. Setting the tone for the rest of the sales organisation, Jon is a stickler for detail and presentation following the age old mantra of “you don’t have a second chance to make a first impression”.

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