By Jill Sherratt, Managing Director of Ariadne Software.

Since the Life Enterprise Technology Group (Life ETG) acquired Ariadne Software back in 2014, we have grown the business to over 900 Customers across 52 countries.

At the same time, Life ETG as a group has grown enormously, and now successfully delivers solutions to over 350 UK based corporate and mid-market clients.

Following 20 years of continuous profit and growth, I have taken the strategic decision to transform the ownership structure of Life ETG, creating an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) which has made the staff beneficiaries of the business. The transformation to an EOT is an excellent way for the business to reward its employees for their hard work and loyalty – and maintain Life ETG’s recognition as one of the industry’s leading managed support providers for IBM i and Domino.

Ariadne Software becomes independent of Life ETG

I am now in an excellent position to independently focus all of my attention on the development of Ariadne Software. CoolSpools already has a new look website, and we are working behind the scenes on new functionality and enhancements to help our customers meet their own strategic aims. If you are an existing CoolSpools user and wish to be involved in the future development of the software – or if you have suggestions about how we can improve our products and services please don’t hesitate to contact me directly, via email to

I am looking forward to working with our customers and staff to make Ariadne Software and CoolSpools the very best in IBM i solutions.