Boldon James

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Boldon James is a UK-based software company incorporated in February 1985, and specialising in data classification and secure messaging solutions aimed primarily at the commercial, defence, intelligence and government marketplaces. Since October 2007, Boldon James has been an autonomous subsidiary of Qinetiq, who took over the company from previous owners, a management buy out led by Martin Sugden and backed by ISIS Equity Partners.[1][2] The company is named after its founders Peter Boldon and Roger James.

Boldon James Holdings Ltd is registered in Farnborough, whilst Boldon James development office is in Crewe. The company is small - 60 employees, 70% of which are technical staff [1], but with clients including Financial Services Organisations such as Prudential and Allianz, the UK and German Ministries of Defence, and defence contractors such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, amongst others.

The company are a Microsoft Gold Partner and were selected as a Worldwide Go to market Partner in 2007 [2], as well as being partnered with organisations such as HP (EDS) and Fujitsu. Boldon James produce a range of messaging products, principally integrating with Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, including addons for Outlook Web Access, X.400 Bridgehead connector (gateways), and products designed to integrate Exchange with large third party LDAP Directories, known as MasterKey+, MK+ or enterprise directory. The company also provides related support and maintenance services. Originally, Boldon James specialised in Information Processing Architecture (IPA) networking solutions for interworking with International Computers Limited (ICL) systems, with offices in Congleton and Alsager.

One of the first employees of Boldon James in the eighties was John Lawton. He went missing whilst running a marathon in Greece and was found dead by two walkers. He had fallen 200 ft down a mountain and suffered fatal head injuries.[3][4][5]


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  3. ^ Walkers find body of missing runner
  4. ^ Alsager runner John Lawton died after falling off mountain
  5. ^ Runner John Lawton's body found on mountain in Greece