The Executive Team

Ian Chambers

CEO & Founder

Ian has been delivering business IT solutions for almost 20 years and is passionate about using technology to enhance a business’s day-to-day processes, reduce costs and help maximise profits.

Having now worked with hundreds of businesses over the last 5 years, Ian has built up valuable sector knowledge that enables him to continue to develop the platform to meet the client’s needs and introduce new functionality that help App4 clients grow their own businesses, without sacrificing profitability or standards.

John Bowler

Seed Investor

Founder and Chairman of John Bowler Group one of the UK’s largest independent free range egg producers, successfully sold via MBO in November 2015. In 2015 John Bowler was awarded Business Person of the Year at the Midland Business Awards.

Over the years he has continued to follow his entrepreneurial passion investing into multiple sectors and projects including App4. John brings a wealth of experience and business discipline to App4 and works closely with Ian and the team to provide business, marketing and sales advice to help grow the business.

Brett Butcher

CTO & Mentor

Founder of Datapath Ltd and Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Derby, Brett brings with him over 30 years experience in both hardware and software development, as well as recent experience of taking a tech startup from concept through to sale.

Brett works very closely with Ian on the development of the product to enable App4 to provide a solution that continues to enable App4 customers to drive down costs and maximise their profits.

The Delivery Team


Head of Operations

Kirsty is the hub of activity in the App4 office, she greases the wheels and ensures that everything works efficiently, on-time and is of the highest quality, otherwise we are in her bad books!



Ashley brings with him a creative spark and desire for design. Looking after the web / App design and production for our clients, Ashley is keen to provide great design that delivers on all levels.


Head Administrator

Probably the fastest fingers in the North and super efficient at her role, Tiffany makes sure everything is up to date and nothing gets missed.


Head of Development

Harnessing technology to do things quicker and easier is Phil’s passion and he loves nothing better than applying this mantra to his work and why he is such a great asset to the App4 team.

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