History

iPhone & iPad Applications

On 19th May 2011, ilmac produced its first iphone app called "Baby Signing Twinkle". On this day, Richard's other brother Paul was celebrating his birthday - Paul's daughter is the star of that first app!

Several more Baby Signing apps were created during 2011, with the app called "Baby Signing Incy Wincy Spider" regularly featuring in the top 5 "Baby Signing" apps in the App Store.

At the end of 2011, Richard's son Thomas provided the inspiration for the next app called "Baby's First". Richard was using the iPhone Notes program to record Thomas's first words but realised there was nothing that could keep a record of his first words that could easily be shared to friends and family via Facebook or Twitter. So the "Baby's First" app was created with those features plus the ability to record their voice.

A new suite of "Essential" apps were produced on the iphone and ipad in 2012, which would help people with key events in their life such as getting married, having a new baby or even getting a pet!

The next set of ilmac "Educational" apps included "Kids Wordplay" which helps teach children using pictures the different meaning of two similar spelt words.

Everyone at ilmac is really excited with their latest venture as they aim to help small businesses by designing and developing their own iPhone app! These apps for small businesses will bring all the combined benefits of their website and business card.

Initially, the company focused solely on providing MQ consultancy to several big named companies but over the last few years ilmac has also produced iPhone and iPad applications. There are over 50 ilmac applications available to download from the App Store!


Meet the Team

ilmac currently operate with a small team of ambitious and highly dedicated staff.

In December 2005, Richard Carpenter founded ilmac as a tribute to his youngest brother Adam who at the age of 22 passed away very suddenly. The company name ilmac is itself a sentimental accolade to Adam, as it is an acronym for In Loving Memory of Adam Carpenter.

Richard Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Corrinne Purdy
Richard Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Corrinne Purdy

Profile

Name Richard Carpenter
Job Title MQ Consultant
Email richard@ilmac.co.uk
Joined 21st December 2005

Companies

  • CitiGroup
  • Visa
  • Cable & Wireless
  • CSC
  • Royal Mail
  • Powergen
  • Morrisons

Outline of work

Richard founded the company whilst working as an MQ consultant at Cable & Wireless. Richard has been working with MQ since 2000 and is certified in the IBM products WebSphere MQ (also known as MQSeries) and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker (WBIMB or previously known as MQSI).

Richard Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Corrinne Purdy
Richard Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Corrinne Purdy

Profile

Name Sarah Carpenter
Job Title Secretary
Email sarah@ilmac.co.uk
Joined 21st December 2005

Companies

  • Royal Mail

Outline of work

Sarah? impressive academic results where she achieved a 2:1 honours degree in European Business Studies with French have brought some useful business skills to the company. Along with her secretarial duties, Sarah is expected to have a huge influence in recruitment and personnel matters.

Richard Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Corrinne Purdy
Richard Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Corrinne Purdy

Profile

Name Corrinne Purdy
Job Title Customer Relations Manager
Email corrinne@ilmac.co.uk
Joined 17th July 2006

Companies

  • -

Outline of work

Corrinne has taken the position of Customer Relations Manager; this involves primarily in developing and maintaining an effective working relationship with the customers contained in the working portfolio. The job also requires researching new and existing markets to assist with the growth of product development opportunities or sales leads.

Corrinne was previously providing care support in Guernsey and has recently become a mother.

 


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