• About Work AnyWare

Work AnyWare Ltd

Providers of Equinox

Work AnyWare Ltd is a software firm based in Leeds, UK. Our team has grown from its founding in 2006 to the current substantial outfit.

Our flagship product is Equinox - a case and document management system used by thousands of intellectual property professionals around the world.

The company was founded by Charlie Foote and Justin Gallagher in 2006 to develop web-based practice management systems. The initial version of Equinox benefited from Charlie's expertise in the IP industry and Justin's skills in on-line software development. Since then Equinox has been enhanced and improved based on feedback from patent and trade mark attorneys and other intellectual property professionals.

Dr Justin Gallagher

Founder and Managing Director

Justin is managing director and founder of Work AnyWare Ltd. He has a BEng and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD in Robotics. He has also a qualified patent administrator.

Justin is responsible for directing Work AnyWare Ltd to follow its goals. He is actively involved in all parts of Equinox from design and development to training and sales.

Justin lived and worked for over four years in Japan as a system designer and speaks reasonable Japanese. In his spare time Justin enjoys training in the martial art of Shodokan Aikido, in which he holds a 3rd Dan blackbelt and has competed nationally and internationally. He also enjoys playing the guitar, ukulele and owns a trombone.

Charlie Foote

Founder and Chairman

Charlie has an MA from Cambridge University.

After university he trained as a computer programmer and systems analyst and worked in a number of top IT companies. He has spent many years designing computer systems and in particular has designed four case management systems. Charlie has also founded a number of business including founding one of the UK's largest firms of Patent Attorneys.

Charlie founded work AnyWare Ltd with Justin in 2006. He now takes a less active role with the firm but is still a director and is actively involved in strategic management and future planning.

Charlie is interested in the progress of Equinox and helping to build it into the practice management product of choice for IP firms of all types and size, throughout the world.

Outside of work Charlie enjoys cycle touring, city breaks in Europe and involvement with his expanding family.

Tom Parish

Client Integration Director

Tom, originally from Surrey, moved to Leeds in 2007 and graduated from Leeds University in 2011 with a BSc in Music, Multimedia and Electronics.

After starting at Work AnyWare in 2012 as a system developer, Tom now plays a key role in setting up new subscribers and helping to optimise work efficiency for practices as they move on to Equinox.

Tom is a qualified patent administrator (PAC) and trademark administrator (ITMA). He continues to play an active role in the development of Equinox and spends a lot of his personal time involving himself in other web related projects.

Tom is a keen footballer and takes part in regular football tournaments in and around Leeds. He also involves himself in a variety of music events and has recently started training in mixed martial arts (MMA).

Sam Nicholson

Technical Director

Sam is a Chemistry (BSc) and Chemical Engineering (MSc) graduate. Having grown up in Frome, he joined Work AnyWare in 2012 immediately after graduating from the University of Leeds.

Sam is Work AnyWare's Software Architect, he plays an important role in the design and implementation of any software Work AnyWare creates. He also manages and maintains Work AnyWare's Server infrastructure, and when he gets the time you will find him responding and dealing with our Clients support requests.

Professionally Sam has a wide variety of interests, particularly in technical areas. His primary interests are in software design and development, he also enjoys designing and implementing the infrastructure that products such as Equinox rely upon.

Outside of work Sam has a multitude of interests. He is a member of the Leeds Jazz Orchestra, in which he plays 1st Trumpet. He also enjoys tinkering on the piano, and on the odd occasion may be caught playing a Video Game.

Ed Norman

Business Advisor

Ed is an Personal Development coach at Work AnyWare Ltd. He is concerned with the personal and professional development of the staff. In the last twenty years, he has worked as a personal leadership coach with over five hundred senior executives from more than 20 countries.

Ed is a graduate of Cambridge University with key studies in Organic Chemistry and Experimental Psychology. He holds a Diploma in Applied Behavioral Science. Ed has been married for 41 years, has four children and eight grandchildren. His personal priorities are family, learning and self development, keeping fit, military history, playing clarinet & guitar, photography and not losing a sense of humour!

Work AnyWare Ltd, the suppliers of Equinox, work with its customers to provide outstanding software so that professionals can manage their practice and give excellent service to their clients.

We provide the best possible IP management software to professionals and departments throughout the world, both now and in perpetuity.

Our culture is innovative and supportive - we care for our customers and we contribute as much as we can to the development of their businesses.

Work AnyWare Ltd is a Servant-Leader company.

The values listed below guide all of our relationships - with our customers, our suppliers, our communities, and among ourselves.

  • Concern for and belief in individuals
  • Valuing different points of view
  • Building Trusting Relationships
  • High Standards of Business Ethics
  • Honesty and Openness