DropSystem is owned by Hubbard Media, which is operated by Dale and Simon Hubbard, a father and son team!

Dale has been in IT since 1977 when he started his career as an NCR399 systems analyst for Citibank and Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, both in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s he founded several successful software publishing companies, including Gemini Marketing in the UK which was prolific in the BBC Micro market and developed and supplied software to consumers, government departments and retail outlets including WH Smith, Boots and Harrods.

Dale’s Internet successes came in the late 90’s when two of his companies realised their exit strategies. Anytimenow.com made a trade sale of circa £2 million, and BikeNet.com, which he bought as a defunct forum shell for £10,000, was floated as an online motorcycle retailer on the Alternative Investment Market at a market valuation of £13.7 million.


Simon started his IT career with a BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies in 1995. Fresh out of college in 1997, Simon joined Friends Provident as a support engineer.

Later in 1998 he moved on to IBM UK, where he worked as a messaging support specialist. In 2002 Simon was seconded by IBM UK to IBM Malaysia to provide guidance in deploying outsourcing solutions to other blue chip companies.

In 2004, Simon left the fast paced corporate world and became an independent freelance programmer and consultant to clients worldwide.

In late 2007, father and son joined forces as Hubbard Media. Simon manages the core business while Dale continues to look for viable adjuncts to the business, along with sales and acquisition of domain names.