Beginning life in 2012, PlotBox has grown from an entrepreneurial startup, to become a leader in deathcare management technologies.
Founded by husband and wife team Sean and Leona McAllister, PlotBox was the first, purpose-built solution of its kind to integrate two previously separate functions - deathcare management software and geo-rectified mapping - transforming the market and placing the solution in a completely different space to anything previously available.
The number and scope of problems PlotBox solves have revolutionised the way cemeteries, crematories, and funeral homes operate, and through customer-focused technological innovations, continues to lead the way in deathcare management software solutions.
Customers now benefit from the global expertise of a growing, worldwide multi-disciplinary team of over 80 employees across the UK, North America, and Australia.
"Our mission is to help take away some of the pain around dealing with death - for families, and those who serve them."
Sean McAllister, CEO
We live and breathe our values
We are tenacious in bringing value to our customers, tackling their problems with determination and innovation to get the job done.
Through teamwork, we empathise with each other and our customers, knowing we’re on the journey together.
We trust each other and our customers trust us to deliver success.
In a world that is increasingly becoming digital, the biggest risk to any deathcare provider is in standing still. PlotBox’s cloud-based solution seamlessly integrates all of the essential functions of deathcare management into a single system, accessible from anywhere at any time.
This ‘single source of truth’ provides users with complete confidence, control, and visibility of their data - removing silos of information, increasing efficiencies, streamlining processes, and accelerating sales processes. More than this, PlotBox’s verified cemetery mapping process, incorporating Geographical Information Systems (GIS), accurately matches record data to high-resolution drone location imagery for a ‘true’ digital cemetery map.
Having verified data linked to a single point in this way provides unprecedented visibility of the space in which cemeteries operate, unlocking the true value of their inventory, and helping them to confidently plan for the future.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We invest in leading and diverse expertise from a range of industries that include world-leading financial services, IT, survey mapping, and project management - creating a culture of work where they’re able to reach their full potential, no matter who they are or what they do.
We’re proud to have achieved a Great Place to Work® Certification™ for the second year running.
Sean McAllister, CEO & Co-founder
Sean is a graduate in Construction Engineering and Management from Ulster University and a Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Sean has built a leading edge surveying business utilising the latest drone, software and camera technology. He has a very strong reputation in the industry for bringing speed, accuracy, ease of use and greater efficiency. This approach and technology is at the core of PlotBox’s way of working.
Leona McAllister, CCO & Co-founder
Leona has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies from The University of Ulster and started her career in auditing and governance.
Leona is a strong strategic thinker who can understand the forces of change on a largely traditional industry but brings reassurance and safety through detailed and solid planning that mitigates risk and points firmly at the future.
Mark Nolan, CFO
Mark spent his earlier career in practice as a Chartered Accountant. He holds an Honours BA in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Mark is responsible for finance and accounting operations, legal services and People at PlotBox. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide range of finance roles with international technology companies, retail and corporate banking.
Asim Mirza, Director of Operations
Asim is an MBA graduate from Manchester Business School who has over 20 years of experience in Customer Management, Operations and Business Transformation in the UK, Europe and Middle East.
Before joining PlotBox in 2022, Asim worked for Vodafone Qatar leading their Customer Operations function for 2 years earning awards for best in market before moving to work for the Qatar Government in their financial centre leading the transformation of their client services proposition. This achieved strong market recognition from the local ministries and the commercial sector to be the benchmark for service delivery in the Freezone sector in Qatar.
Stephen Hardy, CTO
Stephen holds a BSc (Hons) Computer Science and currently leads the Technology team at PlotBox, comprising Engineering, Product, QA and Support. Before joining PlotBox Stephen gained over 15 years experience working in London’s financial sector at global banks such as Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland.
During an intense period of Merger & Acquisitions led growth at the Lloyds Banking Group, Stephen developed expertise in complex system migrations and integrations. In his time with Lloyds he helped grow the Retail Bank Branch Application platform to support more than 30 million customers and 20,000 branch locations.
Jane Askin, Head of Culture & Talent
Jane graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a law degree and has spent her 15-year career in HR, Learning & Development and Organisational Development roles, mostly within the high-growth IT Sector. Jane holds a diploma in Executive coaching from AoEC and is a member of the Association for Coaching. She is also a chartered member of the CIPD.
As Head of Culture and Talent at PlotBox, Jane works with leadership and management teams across the business to set out and execute an organisational model which enables the attraction, retention and development of its people.
Neil Sherrin, VP Sales, North America
Neil holds a BA (Hons) Marketing and Business Studies. Neil has been responsible for building out accomplished Sales/Marketing teams and strategies that deliver growth across diverse international consumer and business to business markets.
Neil is a regular speaker to leading death care audiences across the world and is tasked with connecting N American death care operators to a solution that helps solve problems in how they operate, manage risk and grow.
Martin Jackson, General Manager, APAC
Martin has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University in Australia. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the Information Communication and Technology industry in both the public and private sectors.
As a senior technology executive, he has consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills in designing and implementing transformational services that directly contribute to the success of the business by recognising and addressing organisational objectives and outcomes. He is expert at identifying and exploiting disruptive technologies that drive change.
Stephen McMullan, Head of Delivery
Stephen is a graduate of the University of Ulster in Computer Science. A seasoned professional with over 25+ years experience managing global teams and clients in delivering software solutions.
Fully experienced and successful in developing and improving implementation strategy for SaaS offering, Stephen has supported the development of implementation strategy, tools, templates and toolkits to support a streamlined implementation approach to ensure deployments are executed in an efficient and cost-effective manner.