1977Park Lane was established over 40 years ago as a result of a management buy-out from Thorn EMI. This was lead by one of the few women in the IT industry at the time, Lurline Archay. Lurline built the business with a team of smart, hardworking and honest people over many decades where the company’s skills, expertise and delivery capabilities, particularly in the area of Oracle and financial data, has been regarded as first class. Just like that premium spot on the Monopoly board.
2017In 2017, Ben and Melissa Wortley joined the business as shareholders. Ben has a long standing history in the IT sector. Melissa doesn’t! Ben has worked in both family businesses and ASX listed organisations managing programs for clients of all sizes across many sectors. Melissa has a strong background in general management and running her own consulting practice. Together, the opportunity to join Park Lane was to explore working together and add value to a business that has an outstanding pedigree in technical delivery. 4+ years later and they still like each other.
2020The Wortleys take full ownership of Park Lane and Lurline can finally enjoy her retirement. (She still calls regularly to make sure her baby - now all grown up - is being well looked after!). 2020 also saw the launch of our Sri Lankan team. After having worked with a team in Sri Lanka on a number of projects our Sri Lankan based Park Lane team was created to directly help and support our growing Australian team. With the complement of cultures, outstanding skills and concurrent growth in the two regions, we’re excited about the possibilities.
Now and the future
It has been the Wortley’s objective to broaden the scope of offering for Park Lane utilising a market lead approach and providing actionable insights for our client’s businesses. This has seen significant growth in the team, the scope of projects and an extended service catalogue across more diverse technologies.
Building on core Oracle and Microsoft expertise with new skills across Google and Cloud and Data Analytics capabilities in all forms, the Park Lane of today is quite different to the one you may be familiar with.
We’d love to speak to you about how our team could help you blow the roof off your own business.