About Us

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.

The Team
Steve Watmough, CEO

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.

Paul Pugh

Paul Pugh

Director

Duncan Swan

Duncan Swan

Director

Rob Watkins

Rob Watkins

Associate Director

Mark Smallwood

Mark Smallwood

Associate Director

Here are some of the personalities behind Mason Advisory...

Kevin Lund

Kevin Lund

Kevin is married with two grown up children and has cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and coast to coast in Mexico. He also enjoys attending the occasional Rock or Blues concert.

Bridie Douglas

Bridie Douglas

Part of the Mason Advisory fixtures and fittings for many years, Bridie is also a mother of one who thoroughly enjoys nothing more than going to the gym and walking her dog Alfie.

Allan Jackson

Allan Jackson

A recent addition to the Mason Advisory team, Allan is a bike enthusiast and a competitive trials rider, despite the disapproval from his mother and daughter!

Alex

Alex

Originally from the Cumbrian coast, Al spends many of her weekends in the Lake District, but still has some catching up to do on Wainwright’s walks.

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 – the Analysys Mason Group – comprising four specialist firms. In 2008, the group became a single company: Analysys Mason Limited. 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. Analysys Mason continues to be our sister company within Datatec, a global ICT solutions and services group with revenues of over USD5 billion and operations in over 50 countries.

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 we you can procure our services through a fast, clear and simple route to market: the Government's Digital Marketplace.