We’ve been there

We understand your challenges and the complexity of your business. That’s why we designed a technology solution that’s all about you.

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Criton Team About Us

The guest experience geeks

We believe that technology can transform the guest experiences of the future. And we’d like yours to lead the way.

Julie Grieve ran a luxury serviced apartment business in Edinburgh called Lateral City prior to founding Information Apps. When setting them up, she created a guest information book, which took a significant amount of time and money and yet as soon as it was printed and in the apartments, she realised it was out of date as a local restaurant had closed down.

Furthermore, one of the beautiful locations in the group was proving a little tricky for guests to find, as its entrance was set back from the main street. No matter how detailed the instructions were, guests often said things like “Oh, I didn’t notice that email”, or “I couldn’t find your message and I didn’t want to use my data”.

At the same time, she had re-written instructions for the boiler in her holiday home because guests found it difficult to operate. She wondered if there was a way she could make a video of how to use it and if she made it where would she store it and what might that costs?

This led her to look for an innovative way to help her guests have the information they needed at their fingertips, and Criton, the app builder for the hospitality industry, was born.

We’re experience first, and that includes working with you

INNOVATION

Pursuing new creative ideas that have the potential to change the way property owners interact with their customers

CUSTOMER FOCUS

We are committed to saving our customers time and money and ensuring our clients’ guests have a memorable visitor experience.

COLLABORATION

We recognise that we can achieve more by working together than as individuals.

AMBITION

We are committed to business growth and confident in our abilities to succeed.

Meet our team

Julie Grieve

Julie Grieve

Founder & CEO
Julie is the Founder and CEO of Criton. She ran a luxury serviced apartment business in Edinburgh called Lateral City prior to founding Criton.
Cedric Clain

Cedric Clain

Head of Engineering
In search of a new challenge, Cedric joined Criton in 2016 after completing his Masters in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. He loves technology, music, and is an aspiring violonist.
Becky Strugnell

Rebecca Strugnell

Software Developer
Rebecca joined Criton in January 2017 after graduating from Codeclan.
Louis Pernet

Louis Pernet

Digital Marketing Executive
Louis joined Criton in February 2017 and deals with creating content for users and visitors. Prior to that, he worked for a French startup in New York. Louis is also passionate about tennis.
Ron Crawford

Ron Crawford

Talent Acquisition & Internal Recruitment
Ron joined Criton having spent the last 11 years recruiting for a number of agencies in Edinburgh. Over the years having recruited across sectors including Technology, Accounts/Finance and Hospitality.
Stephanie Post

Stephanie Post

UI/UX Designer
Stephanie joined Criton to achieve an exciting career that was in line with her Degree, Digital Interaction Design, and her passion. Stephanie loves putting users first when creating engaging and intuitive experiences.
Michal Dacko

Michal Dacko

Software Tester/Support
Michal joined Criton in November 2017 to learn more about software in hopes of one day becoming a developer.
Gordon Mcintyre

Gordon McIntyre

Software Developer
Gordon joined Criton in November 2017 after graduating from CodeClan and then spending 1 year as the mobile developer for a local Web Development company.
Stefano Ragusa

Stefano Modica Ragusa

PR & Events Marketing Executive
Stefano joined Criton in December 2017. He worked for many years in marketing and PR for events and festivals both in UK and abroad.
Susan Russell

Susan Russell

Head of Marketing
Susan joined Criton in January 2018 having previously worked in marketing roles for Edinburgh’s Festivals and at VisitScotland.
Sadiah Mir

Sadiah Mir

Business Development Manager
Eager to join the start up community, Sadiah joined in January 2018 having working with a number of technology companies.
Karina Ogunyemi

Karina Ogunyemi

Business Development Manager - London
Karina joined Criton in January 2018 after 3 years of working in hospitality and travel technology events. It is here where she found her passion for the industry.
Valerie Lederer

Valerie Lederer

Marketing Executive - Campaigns
Valerie has a marketing background in the Engineering & Manufacturing, IT and Hospitality industry. She likes working for startups and is very excited having joined the Criton team in February 2018.
Alan Hannah

Alan Hannah

Software Developer
Alan joined Criton in March 2018 after four and a half years as a software developer at a digital marketing agency in search of a new and exciting challenge. Alan loves to cook when he isn't programming.
David Koduah

David Koduah

Sales Executive
David joined Criton in February after one year as a Business Development Associate for a start up company. He wanted a new exciting challenge involving the use of technology and creating a big impact.
James Wood

James Wood

Software Developer
James started at Criton in February 2018. He loves music, especially when it’s live, and plays the ukulele in his spare time.
Roz Hewitson

Roz Hewitson

Product Manager
Roz joined Criton in Feb 2018 after working on projects with a range of clients from business transformation to large scale UX, design and technical builds.
Christian Dixon

Christian Dixon

Sales & Support
Christian joined Criton from Amazon in April 2018 in search of a new challenge. With a background in hospitality management and customer tech support roles, he is enjoying the challenge of learning new design skills to get ideas developed.
Megan Lambie

Megan Lambie

UX Consultant
Joining as UX Consultant, Megan helps brands transform their digital products and services through gathering insights that inform the design of engaging, useful and persuasive experiences. With an inquisitive nature she is an empathetic advocate of the end user.
Andy Barratt

Andy Barratt

Software Developer
Andy joined with nearly six years of experience working as a front-end developer with a background in UX, by night, however, he’s an amateur political cartoonist and though he can’t play the piano particularly well, that doesn’t stop him trying.

Information Apps Ltd trading as Criton

Phone number: 0800 970 4410 London Office: (+44) 020 3457 0364 Email: hello@critonapps.com

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London Office

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