We are Abstract Leap

We are a small software development company based in Oxford, England.

Our passionate and talented team of software engineers design and build unique software solutions for small and large enterprises.

We pride ourselves on delivering excellent outcomes by understanding our clients needs and creating elegant, maintainable solutions.

Meet the Team

James Holwell


Software developer and ex-management consultant, James helps clients solve problems through innovative use of data and technology, and has experience working across the private and the public sector (CG, health, policing).

Mark Jerzykowski


Masters degree in Physics from Oxford, followed by consultancy experience at PA Consulting and KPMG, followed by Masters degree in Artifical Intelligence at Imperial, leading up to Abstract Leap.

Large variety of experience, working in FTSE 100 private sector clients as well as across numerous public sector bodies. Technical architect on project awarded team MCA Award.

George Seeger


Our first full-time employee, George joined Abstract Leap in 2017. He has a degree in Physics from Durham University, excels in solving problems and writing elegant code. In his spare time competes for Britain as a Powerlifter.

Lauren Parker


Previously a research assistant in AI, developing algorithms to enable active inspection of bridges by swarms of drones. Has a complimentary passion for designing great UX and UI. A talented archer.

Peter Forrest


With experience including a PhD in Computer Vision and having previously founded his own software company before joining Abstract Leap, Peter has a broad range of knowledge and skills in designing and delivering through the whole software development lifecycle. When he’s not writing clean code he likes to try his hand at wildlife photography.

Carrie de Lacy

Software Engineer

Formally a biologist with a PhD in Breast Cancer, Carrie joined Abstract Leap in 2021 after a career switch to programming. She loves problem solving and developing practical solutions. In her spare time, she crochets, participates in puzzle hunts and plays computer games.

Our values

Thinking Deeply

We seek out the root causes of problems, understand business objectives and design solutions that really make a difference in the long term.


We aim to create simple solutions to complex problems. We make use of abstractions and tools to increase our productivity.


For us integrity means doing the right thing for our clients. We are not content to simply do what is asked of us. We strive to do the right thing for our clients, to do what they need and let them succeed.

Solid Delivery

Elegance, integrity and thinking deeply are all very good but we recognise that on their own they do not result in any meaningful change. We align ourselves with our clients, understand the value of our software and measure that value over time.


Goodness at Abstract Leap means two things: that our work should benefit society, and that we should always work in a good, professional manner.


In all our interactions with others we will treat them in a friendly, generous and considerate way. We may get in to conflict with people, or have differences of opinion, but we will always strive to be kind.