Innovative Software Solutions

We deliver the very best in systems, consultancy and support

About us

We're a team of experienced IT professionals who love creating software

Creative Solutions

We pride ourselves on developing innovative systems that embrace the latest technologies. We strive to make your life easier by providing intelligent software solutions.

Wealth of Experience

We don't like to brag, but when it comes to writing software we have a combined experience of well over 50 years! We like to think we know how to create great products but we'll let you decide.

Quality Customer Service

Customer satisfaction is one of Orbital's core values. Establishing good working relationships with our clients is paramount to our goal of providing top quality software and services.

Further Education

Each of us at Orbital have spent many years developing, supporting and managing some of the most popular and well respected products in the Further Education sector.

“We believe that the way to create great products is to work closely with the people who use them... that's you. Whether we're designing, developing or supporting our products you can always talk to us directly”

― The Orbital Team
what we do

Our services

It's not just great products that we offer...


Orbital can offer end to end IT solutions as we realise technology has the power to transform the way an organisation works. We can deliver professional cost-effective solutions to meet all your IT needs, adding value and improving performance.


Benefit from our tailored consultancy services, we will work hand-in-hand with you to deliver on your goals. We can also offer best practice and design reviews to help enhance your teams proficiencies.


Armed with vast technical know-how, our team can help you to develop your own in-house expertise. Whatever it is that you need help with, we can offer you a range of flexible training courses that will suit your requirements.

Report Writing

Orbital can help you unlock the power of your existing data systems.
We can design and develop powerful and insightful reports that allow you to easily analyse the data most important to you.


The team behind Orbital were involved in the creation of some of the most widely used and highly respected products in the Further Education sector. They are all also very experienced in delivering high quality support, training and consultancy services to colleges and training providers across the UK.

Who we are

The Orbital team

Dave Monks
Dave has an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Leeds and has 23 years of experience working in IT. Dave has extensive knowledge of product management, software development, networking and managing servers.
Dave has developed solutions for the FE sector for a number of years and was the product manager of a leading student records system.
Away from work Dave is a father of 2 children and a massive football fan.
Pete Murphy
Pete has an honours degree in Computer Science and over the last 16 years he has strived to create innovative software that makes life easier for people.
Pete also has extensive knowledge of Further Education having previously managed one of the leading products in the FE sector for many years.
Outside of work, Pete is a super dad to 3-year-old Sadie and is also passionate about cars, camping, BBQs and craft beer!
Ian Cocks
Ian has a doctorate in Physics and has been involved in creating software solutions for the last 19 years.
He believes user experience is paramount, but on the technical side specialises in database optimisation and has an in-depth knowledge of further education funding calculations.
Away from work he's a first degree black belt in taekwondo and also enjoys astronomy, astrophotography and playing guitar.
Janet Leclercq
Janet has an MSc and BSc from Keele University and has been creating customer driven software solutions for the last 17 years. Janet’s main expertise resides in the world of FE, in particular the ESFA methodologies. She previously managed several of the leading products in the FE sector. Janet’s passion is spending time with her family, not forgetting Poppy the cockapoo. She loves travel, interior design, pilates and the odd glass of wine!
Huw Jones
Huw has a keen interest in how complex systems work and the user demands which drive them. From backend databases and APIs, to user-facing apps and dashboards, he has created and deployed technologies in partnership with our customers. In particular he brings a wealth of experience developing solutions for the FE sector and more widely of MIS reporting.
What people say about us


“The team at Orbital are always professional and extremely helpful, often going above and beyond to help me out. ”
“I have nothing but good things to say about the Orbital team. They are extremely helpful and their knowledge of FE systems and the sector are second to none.”
“I cannot praise Orbital highly enough. Their knowledge and expertise in the FE Sector is exemplary. ”
“By any measure, this project was an outstanding success. There was no disruption, no over-runs and the database performance has significantly improved. I am very grateful indeed.”
“The expertise and knowledge they have brought into the business has been a game changer for us. It’s great having Orbital as part of our team extending our capabilities and allowing IT to innovate with confidence!”
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