Ian Hobson & Co Ltd is a small company, based in Northampton.

The company is dedicated to providing custom software solutions with exceedingly high quality, at a fair price. We will tackle anything from a simple web site to a full, database driven e-commerce site, through to custom software systems for specialist purposes.

Here is a short bio of our founder.

NAME Ian George Hobson

B.Sc., Dip Man (Open), MBCS
Lotus Principal CLP - Notes Applications Development


Diploma in Management from the Open University,
Principal Certified Lotus Notes Professional,
Applications Developer (R4) with Domino options,
Certified Lotus Professional R5,
BSc 2(i) in Mathematics and Statistics.


Ian is a very experienced and highly capable IT professional, with considerable expertise in Project Management, Lotus Notes and Domino, Information Systems Design, and I.T. He has been involved in, and often driven, all aspects of systems development since he entered the computer industry in 1974. Ian’s experience includes much client contact, in both Pre and Post sales roles, acting as an internal consultant and as system designer.

Ian has worked for himself for most of the last 25 years. His company in Northampton, until recently a Lotus Business Partner, has branched out into JAVA and web technologies. In support of this Ian developed “SoftOptions”, an effective method of working with software, clients, and automated testing that delivers excellent software that meets user and business requirements, within planned budgets and time scales.

Ian is married to Chris, and they have two sons, and live in Northampton.