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Steve Spencer, Development Director

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Steve began his IT career in the late 80s working for GEC Plessey Telecommunications (GPT). During his 7 years at GPT he carried out a number of roles including testing, product support and software development. He developed software for small office telephone systems as well as PC base video conferencing.

BCS LogoSteve spent 5 years at CITEL Technologies a specialist in Computer Telephony integration where he became the Software Development manager. After a short stint running his own business he spent a couple of years working for Claricom where he was involved with inventing a new patented method of printing encrypted codes at high speed to help fight counterfeiting and grey market exporting.

Steve has an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree and gained a Masters degree in Interactive Computer System Design from Loughborough University. Steve is a member of the British Computer Society as well as a Chartered Engineer.

MVP LogoIn July 2010 Steve was awarded Certified Professional Scrum Master and Scrum Developer.

As Black Marble’s Development Director, he is responsible for all software development projects, implementing development procedures & delivering high quality innovative solutions.

In 2011, he was awarded MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) status for SQL Azure, and in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Microsoft Azure. He is also a member of the Azure Insiders programme.

In 2011, Steve was invited by Microsoft to become a Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (V-TSP). The Microsoft V-TSP Programme is a select group from the elite in Microsoft partner community, whose focus is to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialist team. Their primary role is to communicate the value of Microsoft Solutions and to provide architectural guidance.

You can follow Steve on his blog and on Twitter.



Black Marble’s extensive knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Platform is recognised by our Gold and Silver Competencies in the Partner Network:

  • Application Lifecycle Management (Visual Studio suite of products) – first UK partner to achieve Gold.
  • Collaboration and Content (SharePoint) – first UK partner to achieve Gold, previously Portals and Collaboration.
  • Application Development – Silver.
  • Application Integration – Silver.
  • Mobility – Silver


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