Stephen Johnson is co-founder and director of ROQ, the software testing solutions provider based in Chorley.

Stephen established the business in 2009 with fellow software testing professional, Mark Bargh, after the pair recognised a gap in the market for a UK-based testing facility serving the needs of blue-chip clients across the globe.

Stephen’s previous experience included selling strategic testing solutions, building global brands, and managing marketing initiatives worldwide for companies in the software testing market.

Life before ROQ saw Stephen working across India and the USA, where he witnessed off-shore IT ventures attracting major investment and enjoying success.