I build better processes, better software, better business

Business process improvement

I've worked with companies to improve their processes for a long time. I've found that better businesses are built on better processes. Better businesses are more attractive places to work, and earn higher profits. Call me to find out how.

Full stack custom software development

Better processes are about new ideas. But those ideas need to be turned into action. Custom software development can help you do that by developing the best systems for your business. Contact me to discuss how.

Software as a service launching

Do you have an idea for software which will transform your business or launch a new one? If you do, contact me to talk about the software as a service businesses I've helped to launch, and how you could launch your own.

Microsoft Azure

Cloud hosting using Microsoft's Azure platform brings very affordable power and features to all businesses, not just large enterprises. Find out how to get the best from Azure for your business.

Software integration

If your business has good software systems, but you'd like to link them in better ways, or link them to a new custom development, software integration is the best way to do that. Get in touch to find out how.

API development

If you'd like to link your software systems with those in other businesses, to make your own processes easier to operate, using modern Application Programming Interfaces is the way to go. Email me to find out how.

What people I've worked with have to say

  • Working with someone who not only demonstrates deep technical understanding and experience, but also has a remarkable ability to consider all aspects of a project in a broad timescale during the development process, gives Mike the ability to inspire confidence and deliver. Mike helps translate the business vision to the technical implementation such that your delivery meets the business goal.

    Steve Tootill, Managing Director - helpIT systems ltd
  • Mike has a thorough analytical approach to the work he does. Reliable and calm - even under pressure of timed delivery. He has done a very good job for us.

    Michael Saunders, Managing Director - Bibendum PLB Group
  • Our company has benefited substantially from the cost reductions delivered by Quartile Software. They have also given us stronger processes and improved management of our supply chain.

    Russell Ward, Chief Operating Officer - Motherwell Bridge Limited
  • Quartile are fantastic. Mike has created a system that is at the forefront of our business. We have grown month on month since we started working with Mike. Our completely bespoke system gives us a real edge in our market, it does everything I wanted it to do and more. You won't be disappointed.

    Mark MacLeod, Director of Operations - CMS Surveyors Limited
  • It was a genuine pleasure to work with Mike. He had a clear goal in mind and gave prompt answers and detailed feedback all along our mutual work and was always open for suggestions and ideas. I couldn’t have even wished for better cooperation and cannot wait for working with him again in the future.

    Juli Sudi, TACO Web & UX Design Studio, Vienna
  • Our EDI and data integration project was complex and demanding. Mike’s outstanding technical skills, organisational ability and persistence allowed us to deliver significant business process and technological improvements to our client.

    Jason Scott, Retail Technology Consultant - The IT Department Ltd
  • I endorse Mike for Business analysis, Business consulting, Responsive design, Netsuite development, SQL Server, Database development and XML.

    James Kowszun, Chief Operating Officer - Bibendum PLB Group
  • Mike is a superstar always on time and always happy to go above and beyond.

    Lee Jeffries, Managing Director - Bottling International Limited

What about the technical and skills bits?

I've got a lot of experience in helping to build better businesses
through better processes and better software

Business and leadership

  • Head of Computer Audit at Price Waterhouse Scotland
  • Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse Scotland
  • Technical Standards Manager at Price Waterhouse Scotland
  • Group Finance Director
  • Deputy Chief Executive
  • Management buy in team leader
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Executive
  • Whole-business improvement advisor in several industries
  • Business founder
  • Computer Science graduate, University of London

Software and process development

  • .Net Core, ASP.Net MVC, ASP.Net, C#, EF Core, LINQ, VB.Net
  • SQL Server, SQL Azure, MySQL, Oracle
  • Multi-tenant software as a service developments
  • Microsoft Azure platform
  • Xero, Braintree, Stripe, WorldPay, PayPal, eBay, Twitter, NetSuite integration
  • EDI processing: Edifact; Tradacoms; integration with GXS and other platforms
  • API / REST / SOAP web services development
  • HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Responsive Design
  • Syncfusion controls, Telerik controls
  • Javascript / Jquery
  • Business process design and re-engineering, BPMN charting

But what if we want custom graphic design, or mobile applications with our software?
Great! I work with partners in the UK and Europe who provide both, as part of a managed single project

Some great companies I've had the pleasure to work with

helpIT systems limited

helpIT systems limited are leading developers of world-class data quality software. With customers in more than 30 countries, its technology is used by some of the world’s biggest brands including Barclays, The White Company, AXA, Harvard Business Review, and William Reed.

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helpIT systems limited

helpIT systems limited

helpIT systems limited are leading developers of world-class data quality software. With customers in more than 30 countries, its technology is used by some of the world’s biggest brands including Barclays, The White Company, AXA, Harvard Business Review, and William Reed.

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Bibendum PLB Group

Bibendum PLB Group

Bibendum PLB Group is an award-winning wine merchant based in London with activities around the world. Grown by its founders since 1982 to a multi-company business with a turnover of almost £300 million, Bibendum PLB is one of the wine industry’s most distinctive and successful companies.

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motherwell Bridge Ltd

Motherwell Bridge Ltd

Motherwell Bridge is one of the world’s oldest and best known engineering and construction companies, operating in more than fifty countries.With businesses in materials handling, bulk storage and heat exchanger manufacture for the Oil and Gas sector, the company is a leader in its field.

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Bottling International Ltd

Bottling International Ltd

Bottling International is a leader in independent drink recipe development and bottling. New bottling and canning capacity at its Leicester and London factories now enables the company to meet soaring demand for artisan drinks.

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The IT Department Ltd

The IT Department Ltd

The IT Department is a specialist in the implementation of retail and eCommerce hardware and software solutions to customers throughout Ireland. The company also provides outsourced IT department services, software procurement, project management, software customisation and consulting.

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Quartile Software Limited

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