A simple approach to complex challenges: Mason Advisory is an IT consultancy that does things differently. We’re experts in IT who match technology know-how with commercial and business sense.
Clients come to us because we solve complex business challenges through intelligent use of IT. We’re here to help clients set their strategy and then deliver on those decisions.
Mason Advisory offers something a bit different from the traditional consultancy model: our clients know they’ll get experienced teams where every member can quickly add value to an assignment.
And because we’re independent, you know you can have confidence that our conclusions meet your needs. For 20 years, organisations of all sizes have trusted our consultants to deliver IT with an impact.
No jargon, no agenda, just straight talking.
Steve Watmough, CEO
Steve is an entrepreneur, with over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry. Steve is now Mason Advisory’s CEO, but his history with the ‘Mason’ brand dates back to the 1990s, when he was a director of Mason Communications. He moved on to set up his own successful consulting firm, Xantus, before leading the sale of Xantus to KPMG in 2011, where he headed the firm’s UK CIO Advisory Practice. Steve has a young family and is a keen marathon runner.
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Paul is married with grown-up children and their first grandchild. He enjoys walking his dogs, which frequently involves a stop or two at a local country pub.
Nicola recently moved back to the UK after living in the Middle East for 12 years. She loves travelling and appreciating diverse cultures.
May, originally from Burma came to England at the age of 13. She now lives in the North West of England with her young son and loves nothing more than spending time with him.
Alan is married with four children and lives near Derby where he gets to play golf, walk in the Peak District and watch Derby County. He enjoys craft ales and single malt whisky but not in the same glass!
Our team has a 21-year track record of delivering lasting change for clients across enterprises, government and the emergency services.
The Mason Advisory brand was launched in May 2014, but the business started as Mason Communications in 1993, working with a range of clients from banks to MNOs. The company’s success attracted new owners, Datatec, who created a boutique consulting conglomerate which eventually became a single limited company. The Mason division shared the company’s values, but not its customer base. So Mason Advisory Limited was created by Datatec to focus on serving clients which are consumers of IT services rather than providers or regulators. We continue to be an associate company of Datatec, a global ICT solutions and services group with revenues of over USD5 billion and operations in over 50 countries, but are now majority owned by our management team.
Clients can be confident that we will meet their expectations with a quality service. Our quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001: 2008, which sets the benchmark for our performance.
We also strive to make best use of industry best practice, with consultants holding ITIL®, PRINCE2® and Managing Successful Programmes accreditation.
We are also on the Crown Commercial Service supplier list for G-Cloud 8 (Lot 4: Specialist Cloud Services), giving you confidence that you can procure our services through a fast, clear and simple route to market: the Government's Digital Marketplace.
Mason Advisory has also been awarded the Queens Award for International Trade.