About the business

Tentacle Solutions is a bespoke software and game development business based in Baillieston, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The business was started in 2001 by Zarrar Chishti. It now employs six people and operates across the UK.

The business has two sides:

  1. Bespoke software development for desktop and internet applications. A typical job ranges from £1,000 to £100,000.
  2. Game development, for example flash games for viral marketing

Recent and current projects include:

  • Building a Windows application for Renaissance, a preferred agent for the NHS, to help them streamline their operations
  • Creating a sophisticated e-commerce website for United wholesalers, that had to integrate with their legacy systems. Building two websites, Windows software and a PDA application that all links and works together, for growing driving school Pro-Scot.
  • Developing a system that lets travel companies automate text messages to potential and existing clients

About the people

  • The business was conceived and set up by Sadia Chishti. She is married with a five-year-old son and recently had twins
  • Sadia graduated from Strathclyde University with a Post-Graduate degree in Business & Information Technology