Ten10 appoints software testing industry veteran, Chris Shaw as CEO

Date: September 2017

London, UK, 28th September 2017 – Ten10, the UK’s leading independent software testing consultancy, which is backed by independent specialist asset manager, Livingbridge, today announces the appointment of Chris Shaw as Chief Executive Officer.

Chris Shaw, CEO, Ten10 - Software testing consultancyChris has extensive experience leading and growing a variety of organisations in the IT services industry, including software testing, security, recruitment and consulting. Prior to joining Ten10, Chris spent 15 years in leadership roles at Capita across several divisions (Technology Solutions, Digital and Software Solutions (DSS) and IT Professional Services), delivering a ten-fold increase in the size of its software testing division. Capita is the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Chris Shaw said:

“In today’s digital age, more than ever before, customers are seeking to transform their business performance and improve client satisfaction through the implementation of technology. Delivering IT programmes on time, within budget and securely has never been so important.

Ten10 helps clients better-measure the emerging quality of their technology delivery, thereby enabling them to embrace business and technological change and gain competitive advantage.”

Chris continued: “I am extremely excited about the opportunity with Ten10; I believe we have all the right ingredients – primarily the people and capabilities – to build greater and stronger relationships with our clients, helping us to achieve our own and our clients’ ambitions for growth.”

Amy Yateman-Smith, Investment Director at Livingbridge said:

Amy Yateman-Smith“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Ten10. As a very highly regarded leader in the UK testing market, he brings with him an excellent understanding of the challenges facing our clients and the requirements they have from a software testing partner. We believe his strong track record of growing IT and professional services companies will equip him to successfully lead Ten10 in our exciting next chapter of growth.”

For further information and media enquiries please contact Chloë Garrett, Head of Marketing at Ten10 on 0203 697 1444 or chloe.garrett@ten10.com.



About Ten10 – Ten10 is the UK’s leading independent software testing company. Formed in December 2015 following the merger of two key players in the software testing industry, The Test People and Centre4 Testing, Ten10 helps organisations to innovate fearlessly and progress without limits. Through a rigorous and creative approach to software testing – delivered through a combination of best-in-class technology and talented, passionate experts – Ten10 give their clients the confidence to embrace innovation and business transformation, redefining the limits of possibility.

From strategic test consultancy and managed services through to staff augmentation, Ten10 is adept at delivering flexible and scalable software testing solutions for complex technical challenges. Key areas of expertise include; test strategy, functional testing, performance testing, automated testing, mobile testing and accessibility testing. Ten10 works across a broad range of technologies and tools, and offers in-depth sector-specific expertise for; retail and eCommerce, financial services, legal and professional services, public sector (including major Government departments), betting and gaming.



About Livingbridge – Livingbridge are an independent, specialist asset management firm of over 80 people in the UK and Australia with over £1bn to invest in fast growing companies over the next five years.

Our team have been backing growing businesses together for twenty years, investing anything from £2m to £70m in businesses valued up to £150m. We’ve done it over a hundred times, turning many into household names both at home and abroad. We get growth.

We understand the people behind growing companies in consumer markets; healthcare and education; technology, media and telecommunications; financial services and business services, and help them achieve what’s right for them and their business.

We invest on behalf of both institutional and retail investors. We are actively investing funds on behalf of Livingbridge 6 LP, Livingbridge Enterprise 2 LP and the two Baronsmead Ventures Trusts. Livingbridge also manage Livingbridge CF UK Micro Cap Fund and Livingbridge CF UK Multi Cap Income Fund.

For more information about Livingbridge please visit www.livingbridge.com.