Meet The Team

Chris Edge - Chief Executive Officer

Chris is our CEO and founder of the EDGE group of companies. He is a Computer Science graduate who worked in the telecommunications industry for GEC-Plessey before setting up EDGE in 1989. He enjoys harnessing new technology, and he is the IT architect for the products and services at EDGE.

Chris has a vast experience within the IT industry and he has used his expertise to help hundreds of businesses and local government organisations to develop and deploy successful IT solutions and strategies.

He is a family man with 3 girls and in his spare time enjoys walking and travelling.

Craig Shannon - IT Manager

Craig is our IT Manager and support engineer. He works with clients to ensure the smooth running of their systems. He is Coventry born and bred, so he knows his way around the city as well as around IT systems.

Linda Street - Software Director

Linda is our Software Director. She joined Edge in 1991 and leads in all areas of our software development.

She is a computer science and mathematics graduate, who has been working in software development since 1983. Before becoming part of EDGE, she worked for GEC on real time control systems & IBM on office based reporting programs.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys walking and getting stuck into a good book.

Shane Pelchat - General Manager

Shane joined us at the start of 2022 as our first General Manager. He is an experienced engineer and has a wealth of knowledge & experience from a wide range of industry sectors. He has joined EDGE during an exciting time of growth and will be using his experience in quality, standards and procedures to support EDGE’s expansion within the local council, cemetery and crematoria and private sectors.

Roland Potter - Financial Controller

Roland has been working for EDGE for many years on a part time basis. He is our Product Consultant for the AdvantEDGE Finance software. Roland is a local council RFO and has also been a clerk, so has first hand experience of what is required from the software and how to support its users.

Noah Dewfield - Support Engineer

Noah is an IT support engineer and he joined the EDGE team in 2019. His focus is 1st line support for both IT and product support, and he supports the data centre. Noah’s physical energy is kept topped up by competitive water polo.


Julie Shirley - Product Consultant

Julie joined EDGE in 2020 and has 15 years of experience as a Parish Clerk with a background in IT; Julie provides first line product support to our local council customers. In her free time, Julie enjoys walks with her family and two dogs, and studying towards the MA in Public Leadership and Management.

Peter Linsell - Product Consultant

Peter joined the team in August 2021 as a Product Consultant. Peter was Bereavement Services Manager at Kirklees Council for ten years before working at Technical Services Manager at the ICCM.  Since 2008 Peter has continued working as a consultant in the cemeteries and crematoria industry through his own business, Peter Linsell Management Consultants. Working with cemeteries and crematoria since 1994, Peter has a wealth of experience in this industry.  Peter works for EDGE on a part time basis, supporting our clients in their use of the Epitaph software.

Louise Porton - Product Support

Louise joined EDGE in 2020 having previously worked as a Clerk and RFO for a Parish Council.  Prior to a career break, when Louise stayed at home to bring up her two children, she had a background in IT.  Louise provides first line product support to our local council customers.

In her spare time, Louise volunteers for the local village hall.

Tracey Ramster - Product Support

Angharad Pelchat - Digital Marketing Executive

Angharad joined EDGE in 2021 as our Digital Marketing Executive. As a Bachelor of Arts Graduate, Angharad keeps our clients up to date on social media and supports with website design and visual content.

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