An innovative and experienced CTO / Chief Architect, Chris has a proven track record of developing on-premise and cloud technology strategies and leading the end-to-end design and delivery of large-scale ICT solutions – both as a client and supplier.
His key strengths include: analysing business requirements to support high-level commercial objectives; technology strategies and architectural design; stakeholder management; budgets; leveraging corporate resources and suppliers to deliver bespoke / COTS applications and infrastructure solutions into live service.
He has extensive experience across pre-sales, architecture, design, build, configuration, testing, training and support. With the ability to document and present highly technical solutions to non-technical executives and with strong management and technical skills, Chris is able to assemble and lead technical teams.
His interest in the powers of technology is surpassed only by his love of Formula 1, fresh bread and searching out the best Restaurants.
With a background in marketing for large corporates, Nici’s interest in supporting companies stems from her 13 year journey growing her own on-line Home & Garden Business. By launching her company from the dining table when her three children were under 5 and progressing to a warehouse fulfilling orders worldwide, she has experienced first hand how challenging it can be to work on your business when you’re busy working in your business.
Nici’s flexible approach to marketing support allows companies to have as much help as they need, when they need it, with the emphasis very much on showing companies how they can help themselves.
Understanding that one solution does not fit all, Nici’s extensive experience with Marketing and Business Development is so much more than theoretical. She really has practised what she preaches with great success.
When not planning the latest marketing campaign, she can be found struggling on the Yoga mat, experimenting with new recipes and rummaging around vintage fairs.
Paul has worked as a graphic designer in agency and print environments large and small spanning for more than 40 years. From artworker to studio management, he’s delivered creative across b2b and consumer including: Oil & Gas, IT, medical, financial, legal, manufacturing, online shops, fashion and many more.
Although from a very strong print background, he gets heavily involved in web design and media applications. He is passionate about his work and loves working in such a constantly evolving field. Paul always enjoys the opportunities and experience to work alongside other talented and like-minded creatives in the industry.
He is a quick and creative designer, with an unswerving ability to problem solve and work under pressure. He has always been a hands on ‘sleeves rolled up’ guy. Always keen to learn new skills and adapt rapidly to new challenges.
When he is not relishing his next branding opportunity, you will find him bouncing around an art gallery or two and following TVs MasterChef and his passion for food and cooking.
Shy Peter, our website guru, prefers to stay behind the scenes – never happier than when he’s beavering away behind his two massive screens. As long as he’s given copious amounts of coffee, he’s happy.
At weekends, Peter regularly DJ’s across the country in many of the UKs major cities and with a solo license, enjoys the thrill of skydiving. When he’s looking for some quieter down time, he can be found on the golf course!
For a small business just starting out, it’s important to present yourself professionally from the get go, and this is exactly what Rocket & Cloud delivers. They manage our website content, social media feeds and have delivered a consistent brand image, which gives our clients confidence.
I worked with Chris closely over a period of five years. During this time, he was always able to demonstrate a keen business focus, balancing competing requirements and delivering to them. Working on large transformational programmes, Chris was able to pro-actively identify and address issues, so they could be resolved without any impact to delivery. Chris has the ability to engage across the whole width and depth of a project, carrying forward business managers and technical teams with his enthusiasm and comprehensive knowledge.
With overall responsibility for the Data Centre and Case Management application hosting projects, I worked hand in hand with Chris to deliver both projects. We built a first-class team of dedicated professionals and produced results that we are very proud of. Chris has my highest recommendation; he is and will continue to be a true asset to any organisation.
Thank you so much Nici for delivering a great job and within the time scale. Look forward to our next marketing promo!
Chris is a first class technical architect/leader. His ability to spot the possibilities of using Amazon Web Services for our secure hosting application and then lead the successful implementation of it, pioneered the way across our industry. In addition to infrastructure, he’s equally at home in agile software development, security, data and service management. An absolute pleasure to work with.
Rebranding with Paul, has totally transformed how our customers view our business and our product
The rebrand has been positively received and everyone I’ve handed my business cards out to has complimented me on them.
I found Chris very reliable, sincere and focused who not only understands the technical aspects of the PCMS project, but also how the business is going to be impacted by what is being delivered. Chris has a strong technical infrastructure delivery background and can work at solution owner level meeting full delivery lifecycle commitments. He is well aware of commercial aspects of the project which is shown throughout his work on PCMS.
The results speak for themselves: I am inundated with compliments on the quality of our publications and there’s no doubt they have played a pivotal role in communicating our message and growing the organisation.
Chris is a very hardworking, knowledgeable and highly organised IT professional. He works easily with all levels of an organisation being well able to communicate with junior technical staff through to senior director level staff (both inside the delivery organisation and the client’s organisation). He is capable of working from a detailed low-level technical level up to a strategic level. Chris thoroughly understands the commercial aspects of a programme, delivering solutions to timescales and budgets. From a personal aspect, Chris has been invaluable and I would not hesitate in recommending him.