Our story

Razor started out as a side project because of a belief that we could do it better. At that time ‘it’ was business focussed digital products, and while we have extended and enhanced our capabilities, this remains our focus today.

The business was formally established as a limited company in 2009 after we had proven that we could indeed do it better. Since then we have continued to hone our craft through working with ambitious partners who understand that technology plays a pivotal role in growing their businesses.

Our highly skilled team have a broad range of backgrounds delivering robust technology solutions including:

  • Bespoke workflow systems
  • Financial services applications
  • Social platforms
  • High scale brand campaigns

We’ve worked with all sizes of business, from start-ups to FTSE 100 organisations.

Our specialism

We focus our attention on continuing to be experts in delivering solutions using Microsoft technologies, which is why we’re Silver Partners for Application Development and Cloud Platform.

Silver Microsoft Partner

Our vision

We help our clients prosper through delivering timely, leading-edge technology.

Our mission statement

Razor is a business who’s entire purpose for being is to keep its clients, regardless of sector informed and able to exploit the very latest in technology.

The business is comprised of Microsoft focused software engineers and usability experts, whose job it is, to sit on the ‘cutting edge’ and to keep pace with continuously changing technologies, adopting and adapting new tools and techniques.

To do this, we regularly push into the bleeding edge (meaning our clients don’t have to) so that we know when a technology is mature enough for adoption. We learn constantly, we read, we explore, we teach and we write. People come to us for advice. Brands come to us to stay competitive.

We have a reputation for high standards, for doing things that others would shy away from and doing them well. The results we generate, back up our reputation.

Our values

  • Exemplary

    We create the most appropriate solutions, getting to the heart of what people really need.

  • Fresh

    We are learning all the time and are not afraid to push ourselves.

  • Ingenious

    We apply scientific thinking to craft innovative digital products.

  • Enjoyable

    We love what we do and look after the people we work with, and each other.

  • Efficient

    We strive to deliver best value through continuous improvement.

Our board

  • Jamie Hinton Chief Executive Officer

    Jamie is CEO and Co-Founder of Razor. He is first and foremost a ‘techy’, but one who can translate the complex world of software development into language that everyone else can understand.

    Jamie has a long history in software engineering and a proven track record in translating business opportunities into living, breathing software that delivers real value. He has architected solutions for blue chip companies and large financial institutions including, Alfa Romeo, Co-Operative Bank, HCCi and Dyson.

    Jamie now applies his development thinking and extensive passion for technology to fuel the growth of Razor.

  • Steve Trotter Chief Operations Officer

    Steve is COO and Co-Founder of Razor. He is a qualified and experienced senior programme manager who has ensured the successful delivery of a range of highly complex projects for clients such as the Crown Commercial Service, PizzaExpress and South Staffs Water.

    Steve works closely with our partners on everything from selecting appropriate project management approaches, to long term product development planning and business operating modelling.

    His acute attention to detail and ability to manage multiple information systems position him perfectly to oversee the end-to-end operations of our business. Steve also has a keen interest in forming team structures and processes to facilitate continuous improvement.

  • Michael Viney Chief Commercial Officer

    Michael is CCO of Razor. He is an experienced senior manager, having embarked on a successful sales career with blue-chip companies including; Pitney Bowes, Canon and Cable & Wireless subsidiary, Mercury Communications.

    Michael has worked in the digital and technology sectors since the mid-90’s, including startup, Planet Online, who provided the back-end infrastructure for the consumer, ISP Freeserve, and as Divisional Director – Managed Services, for InTechnology plc.

    He’s subsequently held senior positions including Sales Director for Technophobia (acquired by Capita) and was employed by Zen Internet, as Head of Channel Sales, working at a strategic level with the Senior Management Team and Channel Partners.

    Michael is responsible for the sales and commercial operation at Razor, to establish and develop long-term relationships with our business partners, and to deliver sustainable business growth for the future.

  • Julian Kynaston Non-Executive Director

    Julian founded Propaganda in 1993, growing it to be one of the most respected and successful marketing agencies outside London. In 2006, he sold a proportion of Propaganda to the board in a £14 million MBO. However, Julian retains a major shareholding of the business and the position of executive chairman.

    Having held multiple non-executive director positions for large businesses, Julian brings a wealth of experience and insight along with the ability to provide an objective and balanced viewpoint.

    Julian is also intensely proud of his brand creation Illamasqua, a rapidly expanding global cosmetics brand that is now considered a worldwide phenomenon.