Our History

Colin Wynn has earned his living writing software for removal companies the whole of his working life. Today he runs Administer Software Limited, one of the UK’s most successful IT companies to the Removals & Storage industry.

It was back in 1986 that Colin Wynn made his first tentative steps into the world of IT. At just a teenager he did a YTS (Youth Training Scheme) course gaining work experience with a small software company in Wales working on a job for a removals client. When the course came to an end the company took him on full time. The die was cast.

The company was Harmeston Software and Colin worked there for 4 years until it went into liquidation in 1989. By that time the company had built up an impressive list of removal clients all using their product Remstar. Harmeston Software was probably the first company to develop a software package specifically for the moving industry.

John McGinty formerly of Alton Moves bought the assets of Harmeston Software when it went into liquidation, created Easi-Move Software and employed Colin to run and develop the company. Again the company was true to its roots and specialised in removals with Colin frequently attending BAR Area Meetings and annual BAR Conferences. John sold Easi-Move Software in 2000. Under new ownership Richard Leach was recruited in 2001 as first in line for providing product support. Colin resigned in 2003 after failing in a management buyout, with Richard following.

Not wanting to leave the Removals & Storage industry, Colin started his own company, Administer Software Limited in September 2004 after the restrictive covenants lapsed. Colin wanted a name he could tag onto products, thus being Administer, meaning ‘to have charge of; manage’. Richard joined forces with Colin once again shortly after to manage the installation, training and support side of the business.

In early 2013 Colin decided a change was needed to move the company forward to the next level which sadly resulted in having to let Richard persue new opportunities within the Removals & Storage Industry. In June 2013 Daniel Kaczmarek, a graduate programmer from Portsmouth University was employed to assist with the long term development of Move Administer 2. In September another new recruit, James Logan joined on a 2 year apprenticeship, a government scheme ran by Basingstoke College of Technology. The role undertaken by James is not only to provide support to existing clients but more importantly design the new UX (user experience) for Move Administer 2.

Colin Wynn
Colin Wynn