About Us

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Company History

Microsec Ltd. was founded in 1979 in Havant, Hampshire, and is one of the longest-established software development and support companies in the UK.

A history of success

Over the past three decades, we have designed, developed and supported software solutions using practically every technology in mainstream use. We’ve worked across a range of sectors, including but not limited to finance, utilities, medicine, education, broadcasting.

During our time in the development industry, Microsec has continually evolved to keep up with cutting-edge technologies. This, paired with our commitment to the highest quality standards and a determination to attract and retain key technical skills, has helped us build an impressive record of success.

Microsec was one of the first companies in the UK to be awarded BS EN ISO 9001 and TickIT (now TickITPlus) accreditation.

Our team

Much of Microsec’s success can be put down to the work of our expert developers. Together, they have more than 100 years’ experience in building fantastic software applications for organisations from all manner of industries. They’ve worked with numerous technologies and programming languages, and can manage your project from consultation to completion.

Put simply, they know exactly what will work best for your project.

Unrivalled service

Our technical skills and experience are complemented by exceptional customer service, and we enjoy longstanding relationships with many of our clients. Our biggest goal is your satisfaction, and we’re ready to work closely with you to achieve that.

The company is still based in Havant, with headquarters in Langstone Technology Park (LTP) – one of the biggest IT and technology hotspots in the south of England.This ensures we have  resilient power supplies, with continuous off-site data backup and 24-hour security.




James joined Microsec in 1994, having graduated with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and spent time working for Price Waterhouse and sailing professionally.

As Managing and Technical Director, he is responsible for the business and technical direction of the company, and still codes when he's allowed.

When he's not herding software engineers, he can be found cycling long distances and offshore sailing.

James Lavery

Managing and Technical Director

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Ed has 19 years’ experience across the industry in a number of senior roles. He has a proven track record in developing, growing, and re-structuring a business to maximise, and realise its full potential. His key strength areas include business integration (M&A), delivering innovative solutions for top-line business goals, developing strategic plans to meet short and long term key company objectives. Ed has a strong commercial and operational background working with clients in a spectrum of industries and strives to deliver an operating model where service excellence is delivered as standard.

Outside of work Ed enjoys time with his family. He enjoys the outdoors, spending time by the coast, travel and playing golf badly.

Edmund May

Operations and Commercial Director

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“We can always depend on the Microsec engineers to come up with a workable and sensible solution. It was this level of capability that convinced us to go with Microsec for the long term as a 1st class, strategic development partner."

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