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Geraint Griffiths Appointed Joint MD of Aareon UK Ltd

Geraint Griffiths will join Nigel Rees as Joint MD of leading UK social-housing systems innovator Aareon UK Ltd. ( He replaces Steve Makin who is leaving to pursue new challenges.

Griffiths who joined in 1993 and who has been Chief Operating Officer at Aareon UK for the last 15 years, is credited with the successful operational merger of mobile workforce systems company 1st Touch. He has also been responsible for product development, support and consulting activities across the whole of UK business. In his new role, Geraint will work closely with Nigel Rees on building upon the company’s position as the leading source of modern best-practise solutions for the social housing sector.

Geraint Griffiths
Geraint Griffiths

Commenting on Griffiths’ appointment Nigel Rees said, “Geraint has played a critical role in the development of Aareon UK, the market leader in housing management solutions. He is therefore the ideal person to join me in capitalizing on the significant opportunities that are now open to us, across both existing and new markets. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Torsten Rau, Aareon’s Director of International Business added; “We would like to thank Steve for his years of service and wish him well in facing new challenges.

“Geraint is ideally suited to pick up the torch as he has an extensive knowledge of the technologies and strategies that underpin our solutions and the way housing organisations operate. He also has an excellent rapport with both customers and partners alike. Together with Nigel, he will be lead a winning team and I look forward to working closely with both of them as they drive our success story onwards.”

For his part Geraint Griffiths welcomed these comments noting, “I am taking this role at an extremely exciting time. Aareon UK is growing rapidly and we have a range of exciting developments in the pipeline. Indeed, in many respects Aareon UK now defines modern best-practise and I look forward to taking the company forward to even greater heights.”

Geraint Griffiths, Nigel Rees and the rest of the Aareon UK team will be on hand to answer questions at Housing Technology 2018 at the Oxford Belfry on 7th and 8th March.


Notes to Editors

About Aareon (
Aareon is the leading European Software Company providing IT solutions to the Social Housing Sector. With many years of industry specific knowledge, our position as a profitable, growing and innovative organisation enables us to set the standard for business processes in the housing sector both today and into the future.

The Aareon Product Suite provides housing providers with an enterprise-wide solution.
Aareon QL Housing, Aareon QL Financials, Aareon QL CRM, Aareon QL Asset Management, Aareon QL Personnel & Payroll, Aareon 1st Touch Mobile, Aareon 360, Aareon QL Reporting Service, Aareon QL Task Centre Alerts & EDRM.

For further information on 1st Touch / Aareon please contact:
Emma Page
Aareon UK
02476 323723


Leigh Richards
The Right Image PR & Marketing Group
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