PODFather began life in 2000 as a business software developer, specialising in warehouse and logistics environments. The software-as-a-service, electronic proof of delivery (or ePOD) solution that is the heart of our business today was launched in 2007 and is designed to be easily integrated into existing software systems. Over the years, it has become one of the most feature rich and modular mobile workforce management solutions available.
We now have over 30,000 users, from big construction and logistics fleet operators through to relatively small independent hauliers and delivery companies. We pride ourselves in developing and delivering advanced software solutions that really meet the needs of today’s forward-thinking fleet operators. Our teams get to work on software solutions for some of the UK’s biggest construction and logistics projects. Find out more about the customers we are working with.
Here are some highlights from our journey so far… we can’t wait to see what the future has in store.
2000: PODFather is born.
2007: We launch our first SaaS ePOD solution & the first customers sign up.
2007: We announce our partnership with Zebra Technologies to provide rugged hardware.
2009: Our construction solution is deployed on the M25 widening project & we announce partnerships with O2 & Honeywell.
2010: Oxfam selects us to manage its recycling services & we win our first big healthcare waste management contract. We introduce driver tracking to our solution from the driver mobile app.
2011: We win a high-profile contract with the Energy Saving Trust, helping to insulate over 200,000 Scottish homes.
2012: Our team start work with Costain on a 32km power tunnel in London.
2013: Crossrail awards us a huge contract to work with them on logistics management & vehicle safety.
2014: We start to grow our team – growth that still continues to this day – and we are awarded G-cloud supplier status.
2016: We move to larger offices to accommodate our growing software development team & we win our first NHS customer.
2018: Tarmac commit to deploying PODFather across their national fleet of 1,800+ vehicles for their ePOD project.
2019: We move office again having outgrown our last move in just 2 years. PODFather is awarded ISO 27001 status – a huge achievement for the team, and proof of our exceptional security standards. PODFather is also voted Business of the Year at the Scottish Digital Business Awards.
2020: We are celebrating 20 years in business and reaching 30,000 users who rely on PODFather every day.
2021: We are recognised as being one of Scotland’s top 10 flexible employers in the Flexibility Works awards.
“We have some great people, and amazing clients, here at PODFather. I am incredibly proud of every team member who has contributed to our success over the years. We started 20 years ago with three employees and a dream of developing something amazing. We have achieved that and so much more. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store and am honored to be leading the business at this exciting time.”
Colin McCreadie, Managing Director, PODFather
What our team has to say about working at PODFather
Working in the PODFather development team is both challenging and rewarding. I get to work on new and exciting front-end technologies that are being deployed to some of the biggest names in the construction and logistics industries.| Senior Software Engineer
In my role as a support engineer, I get to work across a variety of client projects, helping our users to get the most out of their PODFather system. I enjoy the fact that I can freely give my ideas on how the product should be shaped, and people listen.| Senior Support Engineer
PODFather offers a range of social activities that make sure it is not all work and no play. Being able to meet everyone socially really helps to develop a wider sense of team spirit across the whole business.| Lead Software Engineer
At PODFather the directors are always keen to encourage you to develop new skills. Having started as an ICT engineer, I am now Support Manager, leading the front-line team dealing with our growing customer base.| Support Manager
The nature of the system we sell means it can be configured to tackle pretty much whatever gets thrown at us. That’s the beauty of the PODFather solution and is a great asset when in a sales situation.| Sales Manager
The best thing about account management is seeing the completion of a successful roll out. The PODFather system can make a huge difference to the businesses that use it and it’s great to be part of the team that’s helping to deliver these successes.| Account Manager
Book a Demo
We’d love to show you just what our ePOD & delivery management system can do.
Get in touch and we can arrange a 30-minute online demonstration with one of our expert team.
Alternatively give us a call on tel: +44 (0) 131 553 0400 and let’s have a chat.