People

Geoff Monk

Geoff Monk

Head of Healthcare

Geoff has a longstanding track record in the barcoding sector, having worked for Zebra Technologies for 12 years, servicing blue chip clients such as Matalan, Asda, Tesco, as well as many hospitals. Geoff has been with Dakota since 2008, where he has successfully overseen the growth of the Healthcare Division

Mark Gilkes

Mark Gilkes

Mobile Working Consultant

Mark Joined Dakota Healthcare in 2012 with over 15 years experience in senior IT management positions in the NHS gained during his time at Northampton General Hospital. Through his experience of working for the NHS, understanding of clinical processes and applications and consultative approach Mark is ideally positioned to not only help identify clinical processes that can benefit from the adoption of Mobile Point of Care technologies but also recommend ‘fit for purpose’ best of breed hardware.

Louise  Hickey

Louise Hickey

Sales Executive

Before she joined the team in 2009, Louise used to work in Internal Sales at Zebra Technologies. Louise is Dakota’s consumables expert. Her extensive knowledge of Zebra labels, wristbands and ribbons portfolio, combined with a deep understanding of NHS procurement processes and NHS Supply Chain make Louise an invaluable member of the Healthcare Team. 

Jonathan Daly

Jonathan Daly

Sales Executive

Jon is the newest member of the team. Jon is very familiar with the NHS and healthcare sector. Before joining Dakota in 2016, Jon enjoyed successful spells as Account Manager with G2 Speech and TPP. 

Keith Hardy

Keith Hardy

Managing Director

Keith established the business back in 2002, as BarCode Data Systems (BCDS), with its traditional markets being the Warehousing, Manufacturing & Logistics verticals. A MBO was conducted in 2007 from where Dakota Integrated Solutions was formed. In 2008, Dakota launched its Healthcare Division to provide expertise, knowledge and experience to enhance the patient experience. Since then, Dakota Healthcare has gained a reputation for excellence in this field and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Sales & Marketing Director

Mike has been looking after our Sales Operations since 2008. Prior to this, he worked for Zebra Technologies, where he worked as a Business Development Manager, supporting the needs of blue chip clients such as Cadbury Schweppes, Nestle, DHL etc. He was also responsible for managing the Zebra partner community within the UK and Ireland. Mike's focus is to help the team grow its existing customer base and explore new markets and partner relationships.

Sabine Kelly

Sabine Kelly

Marketing Manager

Sabine is your first point of contact for all Marketing enquiries. Before joining Dakota in 2012, Sabine had gained 8 years experience in barcode scanning and printing technology, whilst working as Marketing Manager for a leading specialist Auto-ID Distributor. She had built a strong working relationship with Dakota whilst conceptualising and deploying lead generation marketing campaigns for the company, which was then a reseller partner and customer. Sabine is responsible for every element of the marketing function, from PR and case study activity to exhibition planning, and Social Media to the generation of sales to new customers and markets.

Mike Mannall

Mike Mannall

Technical Manager

Since his early days at Dakota, back in 2003, Mike has gained a wealth of experience in supporting the post-sales and technical needs of our customers. Mike wrote the first iteration of our wristband printing software application back in 2007 and has been involved in the development and support of our healthcare solutions to the NHS since then. Mike has been working with Zebra printers and Symbol scanners for over 20 years and is extremely knowledgeable on how to successfully integrate our hardware and software solutions to every Patient Administration System we encounter in hospitals.