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Matt Hegarty, director of Bellaport Systems Ltd
Matt Hegarty, founder of Bellaport Systems

Bellaport Systems Ltd was founded in 2016 by Matt Hegarty.

Matt has worked in software development for over 20 years.

Recently, Matt has spent 3 years as Team Leader in the Middleware team at bet365, leading the development of a bespoke software system to integrate with the Italian regulated gambling systems.

Matt has developed software for public and private sector clients in a variety of domains during two decades of solid industry experience. Following graduation, he worked as a developer in one of the UK’s first web design agencies, based in Central London. In the years before many modern web frameworks existed, Matt worked on bespoke web applications for national retail clients, government projects and banking systems.

Since the early 2000s, Matt has worked on the design and implementation of software for clients such as the National Health Service, University College London, the Houses of Parliament, the Ministry of Justice, and Accenture. In recent years, he has worked on one of the world’s biggest websites, leading development teams at bet365 to design and build cutting-edge high-throughput, high-availability systems.

In June 2016, Matt left full-time employment to set up Bellaport Systems Ltd. In setting up the company, Matt’s goal was to bring his skills and experience to help transform businesses using IT solutions. Matt’s background meant that he could discuss systems requirements with clients in plain English, and have a clear understanding of how the requirements could translate to a solid technical implementation.

Matt has extensive experience in the full software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, architecture design, development, testing, systems administration and support.

Matt holds an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Surrey, and a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex. He has maintained an interest in computing and software since childhood.

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